Local Kingwood High School graduate Ronan Padhye and St. John’s School graduate Alex Ramzel each received a $1,000 scholarship from Insperity for each year of college they will attend based on their academic records, community contributions, test scores and school recommendations throughout their high school career.
Padhye plans to study mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. During his high school career, he was an avid debater, competing in Lincoln-Douglas and Policy. He earned top speaker at several tournaments, becoming a two-time competitor in the Texas Forensics Association state tournament and earning the degree of distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association. Padhye was also a member of the high school band, serving as trombone section leader of the marching band and playing with both the school’s wind symphony and jazz band. In his sophomore year, he led a trombone quartet to the UIL state competition. Padhye is a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction, and he was selected as a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. He is the son of Dr. Nikhil Padhye and Kathryn Padhye, who is a growth and marketing strategist at Insperity.
Ramzel plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station. He plans to pursue a career in medicine. Throughout high school, Ramzel competed in numerous sports, including football, track and field, soccer and golf, earning seven letters. Ramzel also co-founded a weightlifting club at St. John’s. He is a dedicated volunteer at the Houston Food Bank, traveling throughout the Greater Houston area to deliver boxed food to underprivileged and underserved senior citizens. Ramzel is the son of Julie and Andy Ramzel, who is managing counsel at Insperity.