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Five Father Ryan Students Receive 2023 National Merit Recognition

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced five Father Ryan Seniors received national recognition based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

 When you think about the gravity of this accomplishment, approximately 1.6 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year of high school, and of those students, Father Ryan High School has five students receiving National Merit recognition. Of the five, four are recognized as Commended Scholars who scored in the top 3-4% of the PSAT/NMSQT, and one student has qualified as a Semi-Finalist scoring in the top 1% of the 1.6 million junior students who sat for the same exam. This is a wonderful achievement and one that enhances the capacity of our students. Principal Francisco M. Espinosa, Jr.

2023 National Merit Scholars

2023 National Merit Scholars

Front row (l-r): 
Francisco M. Espinosa, Jr. | Principal
Victoria Baltz '24 | Commended Scholar
Evan Jaeger '24 | Finalist
Grace Sizemore '24 | Commended Scholar

Back row (l-r):
Paul Davis '81 | President
Will Thompson '24 | Commended Scholar
Matthew Shorey '24 | Commended Scholar
Jennifer Anton | Academic Dean

To see these students perform at such a high level is a beautiful example of them using the varied gifts that God has given them to the fullest. Not only are those gifts shared in our classrooms, these students’ gifts are shared in and around our community in many ways. For that, we are thankful.

President Paul Davis '81

National Merit Finalist

Evan Jaeger

National Merit Commended Scholars

Victoria Baltz

Matthew Shorey

Grace Sizemore

Will Thompson

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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 1.6 million entrants each year – and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. 

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