Texting his way to the top

Philadelphia Academy Charter School student Ryan Hettel, 16, won a texting competition held at Orleans Technical College earlier this month. The National Court Reporters Association’s Director of Membership and Marketing, Sara Wood, presented him with a $1,000 scholarship. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO

Philadelphia Academy Charter School student Ryan Hettel, 16, won a texting competition held at Orleans Technical College earlier this month. The National Court Reporters Association’s Director of Membership and Marketing, Sara Wood, presented him with a $1,000 scholarship.