SMR Student Named National Merit Semifinalist and Four Others Commended Students

St. Mary's Ryken is proud to announce that one student has been named a National Merit Semifinalist and four students have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.


As a National Merit Semifinalist, Tiffany Tran (pictured below), SMR '17, placed in the top one percent of the 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).





Also from the class of 2017, Rhys Duarte, Jesse Parreira, Moira Sullivan and Gabriel Wilkins have been named Commended Students. This recognition is earned after students place among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT.




Pictured from the left: Rhys Duarte, Moira Sullivan, Jesse Parreira and Gabriel Wilkins.


St. Mary's Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers' sponsorship dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. Students come from many different counties across the region including Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, King George, Prince George's and St. Mary's. Discover the SMR difference – Excellence in Academics, Strength in Spirit and Leaders in the Community! To learn more, visit


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