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Morris says Vail Christian right fit

Cindy Ramunno

If there is any high school advice that Vail Christian senior Kyle Morris would give to his little brother Ryan, it would be to “work as hard as you possibly can and get involved.” Kyle would add that hard work pays off, and St. Clare’s Ryan would be smart to take the advice of his older, wiser brother as he will start attending classes at Vail Christian as a freshman in a few years.

Kyle Morris spent his early years in Florida before moving to the valley his sixth grade year. He attended Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards, and he chose to attend Vail Christian High School because of its emphasis on academics and sports. “I shadowed a student during an orientation, and it felt so comfortable,” explains Morris, who adds that the school has been a perfect fit for him from day one.

Morris played football, basketball and ran track for the Saints. He says that he would go out for any sport that teacher/coach Bob Isbell coached. Recently, he’s been enjoying each and every day at the school, knowing that it’s coming to a quick end. “Early on in high school, you take it for granted. Right now, I’m really enjoying each moment,” says Morris.



Some of those moments have been prom this past spring and the annual mission trip. This year, the seniors went to Juarez to build houses and work in orphanages. “Our mission trips are amazing ” we bond as a class and really come together,” says Morris. He adds, “We get a grip on reality.”

Morris’ future plans are to attend Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., where he’ll study Economics. After that, it’s law school. “I’ve always had an interest in law,” he says, plus the fact that his parents think he pretty good at debating and arguing. So who wins? “They think they do and I think I do,” Morris laughs. It sounds like there are also negotiation skills in Morris’ genes.



Isbell says that Morris is an outstanding young man. “Kyle works extremely hard to reach his goals and is highly motivated,” says Morris’ favorite teacher and coach. So if little brother Ryan needs any solid advice about high school, help is only a phone call away.


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