Humans of RV: Ryan Hans

A quick glimpse into the life of junior thespian Ryan Hans, and all he’s thankful for right now


Riley Ruiz

“I feel like it is important to live in the moment because you might miss something.  Just go with the flow and appreciate everything in life,” said junior Ryan Hans

Riley Ruiz, Student Life Editor

The Humans of RV project is a weekly column based off of Brandon Stanton’s seminal “Humans of New York” project, which seeks to “catalogue the city’s inhabitants” through photography and brief interviews. RV seeks to expand on this project with our own “cataloguing” of RV students and an examination into all the unique perspectives here at school. 


I have accomplished so much over the past few years of my high school experience. From freshman year to nearly midway through my junior year, I achieved more than I had ever imagined. 

At RV, I actively participate in several choirs, those being chamber choir, concert choir, collegium choir, and musical theatre ensemble.

Alongside choir, I am part of Red Devil Dramatics and I have participated in five school plays. My favorite role was definitely Sodapop in The Outsiders. I love theatre so much because I am able to express myself. I love being able to put myself into other people’s situations and play different parts. Freshman year, I was awarded “Best Supporting Actor” at The Golden Devil Awards.

I hope one day to take my theatre career to the next level and act in a film after attending the University of Michigan.

In my free time, I work at a pizza shop and watch a lot of YouTube and Netflix. Some of my favorite hobbies are photography and editing. My friends often ask me to edit their Instagram pictures for them.

I was a Red and White Night captain freshman and sophomore year. I am so grateful for the amazing friendships built from RAWN. I found a few of my best friends from RAWN and I am really glad that I signed up to be a part of it. 

I really love that at RV, no matter what your interests are, there is always something for everyone. Everyone is so inclusive and I love how involved a lot of students are. I like how people are involved not because their parents told them to, but because they have something they can do that makes them happy. 

I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that I was given these past few years and I would not be where I am without my family. I love my friends and family because they shaped me into who I am today.

I feel like it is important to live in the moment because you might miss something.  Just go with the flow and appreciate everything in life.