Ronica Hutchison

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2018

Falmouth, KY

Pendleton County High School, 2014


Major: Political Science

Honors Societies

  • University Honors Program


  • Northern Kentucky Student Leadership Award for Northern Kentucky Excellence in Education Celebration
  • Young Woman Lead Conference Ambassador
  • Fraternal Spirit Award: Woodmen of the World
  • Kentucky Youth Assembly Congressional Program Outstanding Bill

Community Service

  • Dragonfly Foundation
  • Blankets for Patients
  • Unite to Read
  • "Wisdom for the Ages"

High School

Ronica is a 2014 graduate of Pendleton County High School, where she was president of the National Honors Society and the chapter and regional president of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She also was an active member of the Kentucky Youth Assembly and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly. Ronica was very active, having been on the varsity tennis team in addition to being on the junior varsity track and field team, achieving the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Academic All State First Team for both. She was a 2013 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.

Favorite Books and Quotations

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

"So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting on someone else to bring you flowers." -John Luis Borges

"The educated ones leave, the ones with the potential to right the wrongs. They leave the weak behind. The tyrants continue to reign because the weak cannot resist. Do you not see that this is a cycle? Who will break that cycle?" -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie