Commencement speaker Ring reminisces

Willie Zempel
Feature Editor

ringprofileSenior Alex Ring is a fellow ECHO staff member, although he is not in the ECHO this time as a writer but as the elected commencement speaker at graduation.

“His name is Alex Ring / And they call him the king / Because he’s good at everything,” senior Brian Dugan said.

When Ring is in a room, everyone knows it. Ring loves talking and telling jokes, which is what makes him a great person to give the commencement speech.

“I hope the Statesmen nation will appreciate my sagacity because my speech is full of it. That’s right, I know what ‘sagacity’ means,” Ring said.

After much discussion, Ring later commented, “Alright, I don’t really know what it means, but I thought it’d make me look cool using a fairly large word.”

Ring is a member of the ECHO, jazz band, pep club, tennis, marching band, baseball, soccer and cross country. ring picture
Ring also works jobs like DJing the basketball games and working in the alumni office. This spring, he also became the assistant umpire coordinator for the Webster Groves Baseball Softball League.

Ring was also nominated by band teacher Kevin Cole for the prestigious Eagle Award.

Ring plans to continue his career from the ECHO to pursue journalism at Mizzou.

“I think good journalism hashes the gap between what is going on and what the public knows. I want to get into this business to keep everyone not only informed of what is really happening in the news but to keep it entertaining too,” Ring said.


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