Father Ryan announces that seven Seniors have been named National Merit Finalists, the most of any Catholic high school in Tennessee. The students are: Ryan Conger, Emma Dooling, Kade Foster, Caroline Kreh, Rachel Phan, Quentin Rummo, and Michael Valencia.

Three of these students — Conger, Dooling, and Rummo — are Williamson County residents and alumni of schools in the county.

Quentin Rummo is a St. Philip parishioner and an alumnus of Grassland Middle School. He plays on the Hockey Team, is taking two AP courses and is a member of Model UN and Mu Alpha Theta. He also serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and is a Relay for Life Team Captain.

Ryan Conger is a St. Matthew alumnus and parishioner who is taking three AP courses this year and has already completed one other AP course. He has participated in SEARCH, plays on the Rugby Team, volunteers regularly at Safe Haven and works a part-time job.

Emma Dooling is currently taking six AP courses and is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, the Cum Laude Society and is a Peer Mentor. She is also a Student Ambassador and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and she was a Father Black Award Finalist. Emma is an alumna and parishioner of St. Matthew.

More information on these students and all of the National Merit honorees can be found on the Father Ryan website.