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Jonny Lyda of Folsom is a Style Magazine 20+ Under 20

May 20, 2015 10:47AM ● By Style

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Jonny Lyda, 13 


Jonny Lyda has a bright future ahead, as he keeps good grades in school, plays first chair saxophone on the Folsom Middle School Jazz Band and plays lacrosse. 

In addition to the saxophone, Lyda plays the flute, piano and guitar. When asked what additional instruments he wants to learn, he says: “I do want to learn more about guitar and also learn vocals.” 

He started playing lacrosse after a couple of friends told him he should try it. He enjoys the sport, but also really enjoys playing soccer—an activity he pursues because he was told he should “get out of [his] comfort zone and experience new things.” This is the same advice he would give to anyone under 20. Other than music and sports, Lyda enjoys photography, but has plans of being involved in music or science in the future. —Rachel Meeker


Escape: Playing guitar and learning/watching stupid things on YouTube

Guilty pleasure: Eating Sour Patch watermelon candy

Meal in town: Sushi

Local landmark: Rainbow Bridge

Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Musician/band: Charles Mingus, Led Zeppelin

Saying: “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”—Bob Marley

This month, in Style’s annual compilation of high-achieving high school seniors, we give you each school’s selections for local teens setting the pace—whether in academics, athletics, philanthropy, or all of the above. Read on and get inspired by the words and achievements of these 2015 super grads.