News Release, St. Mary’s Ryken High School

Mr. DJ Hayes and Ms. Amanda Ripple Received Athletic Training Proclamation from the St. Mary’s County Commissioners during National Athletic Training Month

St. Mary’s Ryken is very grateful to SMR athletic trainers, Mr. DJ Hayes and Ms. Amanda Ripple, for managing a professional, healthy and positive athletic training program for our student-athletes. 

In March, Mr. Hayes and Ms. Ripple were honored by the St. Mary’s County Commissioners and received a proclamation from the St. Mary’s county government declaring March as local National Athletic Training month.  Mr. Hayes and Ms. Ripple will continue to advocate for their profession and role in our community by providing the finest health care to the student-athletes at St. Mary’s Ryken.

From left: Commissioner Mike Hewitt, Commissioner Eric Colvin, DJ Hayes, Amanda Ripple, Commissioner James Guy, Commissioner John O’Connor and Commissioner Todd Morgan

“It is our goal to ensure each injury is properly treated and that each student-athlete receives the highest level of care for a quick and proper recovery,” said Ms. Ripple ‘12. 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...