Twelve Father Ryan Students Recognized
as National Merit Commended Scholars
Twelve Father Ryan High School students from the Class of 2023 have been recognized as Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Caitlyn Auberson
Mark Ciampa
Katie Cummings
Faith Geshwiler
Raymond Hmuifoo
Liam Kane
Katie MacClary
Claire Maxwell
Fiona Mikhail
Nico Paz
Genevieve St. Jacques
Matteo Ward



President Paul Davis '81

“These 12 students have shown exceptional dedication to their academic careers at Father Ryan. Earning this national recognition represents their intellectual strength, and it is a further demonstration of the commitment to academic excellence by the faculty and all our students. We congratulate these honorees on their achievements.”



National Merit Commended Scholars

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  • Caitlyn Auberson '23

    Caitlyn is a Holy Rosary Academy alumna and a parishioner of Cathedral of the Incarnation. She is taking six AP courses as a Senior, including AP Calculus BC and AP Physics 1, and completed five additional AP courses as a Sophomore and Junior.
     
    A member of Oak House, she is a Peer Mentor and a member of the Respect for Life Club and Spanish Club. Additionally, she is involved with the Multi-Cultural Student Union, Model UN, and is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Caitlyn represents Father Ryan High School on the field, as well, as a member of the Girls Soccer Team and Girls Lacrosse Team.

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  • Faith Geshwiler '23

    A graduate of Christ the King and a parishioner of Holy Family, Faith enjoys participating in the Marching Band while carrying a full course load. A member of Trinity House, she serves as the Student Engagement Coordinator and is currently taking four AP courses, including AP Calculus AB and AP Environmental Science. She took one AP course her junior year.
     
    Faith has been on the Academic Dean’s List every quarter at Father Ryan and is involved in Music Ministry and the Purple Masque Players. She is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Latin Honor Society.

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  • Katie MacClary '23

    A graduate of Page Middle School and a parishioner at Holy Family, Katie has combined her love of volleyball, her success in Track and Field, where she finished 2nd in the discus at State in 2022, and her commitment to her faith with a strong academic career. She is taking four AP courses this year, including AP Microeconomics and AP Psychology, and completed four additional AP courses during her sophomore and junior years.
     
    Katie is the Captain of Trinity House, a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, and represents Father Ryan as a Student Ambassador. She follows her faith as a Minister of Holy Communion and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Multi-Cultural Student Union.

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  • Nico Paz '23

    With an interest in academics, Spanish, financial investing, and Cross Country, Nico has found several ways to be involved at Father Ryan.
     
    As an alumnus of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, he is a member of Norwood House and active in the Spanish Club and Mock Trial. In his senior year, Nico is taking five AP courses, including AP Physics 2 and AP Psychology, with an additional eight AP courses taken over his first three years at Father Ryan.
     
    Nico is a member of the Investment Club, Model UN, Multi-Cultural Student Union, Irish Cross Country Team, and National Honor Society. 



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  • Mark Ciampa '23

    Mark came to Father Ryan from St. Bernard Academy, and he has excelled over the course of his time here. As a Senior, he is taking five AP courses, including AP Statistics and AP Calculus BC, and he completed four additional AP courses during his sophomore and junior years.
     
    Over the course of his career at Father Ryan, Mark has made the Academic Dean’s List every quarter since his freshman year. In addition, he is a member of Immaculata House and serves as a Student Ambassador and Peer Mentor. Outside of the classroom, Mark participates in Model UN and Science Olympiad and is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the National Honor Society.

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  • Raymond Hmuifoo '23

    An alumnus and parishioner of Holy Rosary Academy, Raymond has shown excellent commitment to his academic success. He is taking seven AP courses as a Senior, including AP Physics 2 and AP Music Theory. During his sophomore and junior years, Raymond took five additional AP courses.
     
    Raymond is a member of Oak House and is involved in several clubs, including Investment Club and Gardening Club. He is part of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and Science Olympiad and is also involved with the Music Ministry at Father Ryan.

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  • Claire Maxwell '23

    Claire is a St. Henry alumna and parishioner and has found numerous ways to be involved at Father Ryan. She is taking three AP courses this year, including AP Microeconomics and AP Statistics. Additionally, she took two AP courses her sophomore and junior years.
     
    She is a member of Immaculata House and is a Peer Mentor. Claire is a Minister of Holy Communion and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.

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  • Genevieve St. Jacques '23

    An alumna of Grassland Middle and a Holy Family parishioner, Genevieve enjoys a number of activities and courses at Father Ryan. She is taking five AP courses as a Senior, including AP European History and AP Calculus AB. Additionally, Genevieve took four AP courses her junior year.
     
    Away from the classroom, Genevieve participates in several clubs, including the French Club and the Entrepreneur Club, and is a member of Elliston House. She represents Father Ryan with her involvement on the Relay For Life Committee, as a Student Ambassador and Peer Mentor, and as a member of the Irish Service Corps. Genevieve is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Cross Country Team.



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  • Katie Cummings '23

    Katie is a St. Bernard Academy alumna and a parishioner of Christ the King. She is taking six AP courses this year, including AP Biology and AP Microeconomics, and previously took three additional AP courses her sophomore and junior years.
     
    She serves as the Captain of Norwood House and suits up in the winter for Father Ryan’s Varsity Hockey Team. Katie has been a part of the Academic Dean’s List every quarter while at Father Ryan. In addition, she is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the National Honor Society and serves as a representative for Father Ryan as a Student Ambassador.

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  • Liam Kane '23

    A St. John Paul the Great alumnus and parishioner of Holy Family, Liam mixes his academic interests with involvement in sports at Father Ryan. As a Senior, he is taking four AP courses, including AP Statistics and AP Government and Politics. Additionally, Liam took four AP courses during his junior year.
     
    Outside of the classroom, Liam is a member of the Cross Country Team and a member of Trinity House. In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in several activities, including Model UN and the Dungeon and Dragons Club.

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  • Fiona Mikhail '23

    Fiona is a graduate and parishioner of St. Henry and actively combines her academic interest with a love for reading and literature. As a Senior, she is taking three AP courses, including AP Calculus BC and AP Physics 1. She completed two other AP courses as a Sophomore and Junior.
     
    She is active in several clubs, including the Shakespeare Club and the Environmental Awareness Club. In addition, Fiona is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the National Honor Society and represents Father Ryan as a Peer Mentor. Outside of the classroom, Fiona is a member of the Cross Country Team and a member of Oak House.

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  • Matteo Ward '23

    Matteo is a St. Ann alumnus and parishioner who has received a number of recognitions for his academic work. He is taking six AP courses as a Senior, including AP Calculus BC and AP Microeconomics, and completed four additional AP courses as a Junior. He has also been named a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.
     
    A member of Immaculata House, Matteo is active in the Spanish Club, Model UN, Science Olympiad, and Dungeons and Dragons Club. He represents Father Ryan on the field as a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team.



About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
 
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) – a test which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year – and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. 

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 353,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.