Nine Seniors Honored by National Merit Scholarship Program

Five members of the Father Ryan Class of 2021 have been named National Merit Semifinalists, and an additional four have been named Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The total of five Semifinalists is once again the largest number of any Catholic high school in Tennessee.

The Semifinalists:
Matt Calarco
Darrel Chen
Ian Galloway
Emily Phan
Grey Wilder

The Commended Scholars:
Sam Deckbar
Max Drexler
Sam McNeill
Jakob Merkelz

In making the announcement, Principal Paul Davis '81 said, “These nine students demonstrate an exceptional level of academic achievement. In addition, they reflect the intellectual strength and commitment of the faculty and all our students to excel at their highest levels. We are proud of these and all of our students, and we look forward to an exceptional senior year for each of them,” he concluded.
You can read more about each of these impressive individuals on the National Merit webpage. Go Irish!