Ryan Vosburg has a mind for business, but says his faith is the most important thing in his life.
The Flower Mound teen is headed to Baylor University in the fall where he plans to double major in Economics and Entrepreneurship. He said he has already started to put his entrepreneurial spirit into practice in high school.
“I am studying business in college and I want to start my own company someday,” Vosburg said. “I have started making income by re-selling basketball shoes and I would like to continue this passion for entrepreneurship. Whatever path God leads me on in the business world, I want to keep him first and bring glory to him.”
Vosburg carried a 98.36 unweighted grade point average at Coram Deo Academy. He said his main focus outside of academics and church is with the sport he loves.
“My main passion is basketball and I have used that to serve at Coram Deo and in the community,” Vosburg said. “I played varsity basketball for all four years of high school; which has given me numerous opportunities to serve in that time. This past summer, I volunteered to help run basketball camps to teach the game to younger students.
“I also volunteered in the local YMCA league as a basketball coach for fifth and sixth graders with one of my friends from school. Working together to coach this team was entertaining and challenging as we helped teach our hobby of basketball to these middle school boys.”
Another outlet where Vosburg enjoys serving is through his church, Rockpointe.
“I have been packing meals for Haiti with an organization called Feed the Hunger, which always proves to be a humbling and rewarding experience,” Vosburg said. “I also served on a mission trip to New Orleans where we helped volunteer in day cares and schools in the city.”
Vosburg said it is his faith that has made him so devoted to serving others and helped him understand why he is a very fortunate young man.
“I feel like I have been given so much and I am called to give back,” Vosburg said. “With basketball,
I feel like I have been given a gift and have learned so much from the sport. It is fulfilling to help others with this sport and to see them grow and enjoy it. With service in the church, working towards a common goal to help others, continues to show me the true meaning of ‘a community of believers.’”
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