News Release, St. Mary’s Ryen High School

Leonardtown, MD- On Tuesday, April 16 St. Mary’s Ryken honored students who were inducted into the International Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Theodore James Ryken Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted to St. Mary’s Ryken’s Troupe 7517 of the International Thespian Society. Members were selected based on scholarship, character and serving over 100 excellent hours within the St. Mary’s Ryken Theatre Department.

Thespian inductees are pictured above with Principal Dr. Rick Wood, Theatre Director, Ms. Tessa Silvestro, Dean of Academics Mr. Brad Chamberlain and President Mary Joy Hurlburt.
  • Cora Bessette
  • Lydia Bowman
  • Lilly Bull
  • Elise Cecil
  • Molly guy
  • Abigail Hupp
  • Peter Schumacher
  • Megan Skane
  • Caroline Tedford
  • Gavin Willis

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into Chapter 6677 of the Tri-M Music Honors Society. Their nomination for membership was based on musicianship, academic qualificationand demonstrated leadership.

Tri M inductees are pictured above with Dr. Rick Wood, Fine Arts Department Chair and Choral Director, Mrs. Kim Norris, Director of Bands and Orchestra, Mr. James Parker, Dean of Academics, Mr. Brad Chamberlain and President Mary Joy Hurlburt.
  • Sean Alderson
  • Julia Baddour
  • Katrina Brillantes
  • Patricia Cain
  • Luke Getson
  • Katelyn Kovach
  • Blake Meyer
  • Gianna Nazzaro
  • Alyssa Salud-Benipayo
  • Peter Schumacher
  • Daphne Spencer

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted to the Theodore James Ryken Chapter of the NHS. In addition to academic achievement, members are selected to NHS based on leadership, service and character.

NHS inductees are pictured above with Principal Dr. Rick Wood, Dean of Academics, Mr. Brad Chamberlain and President Mary Joy Hurlburt.
  • Danielle Bouchard
  • Katrina Brillantes
  • Patricia Cain
  • Nicholas Fernbaugh
  • Morgan Floehr
  • Jaida Hendricks
  • Bianca Ingelido
  • Dillon Miller
  • Rachael Owens
  • Kaela Robinson
  • Christina Rojas
  • Alyssa Salud-Benipayo
  • Mary Schreyer
  • Rhiannon Tamburri
  • Grace Tennyson
  • Tyler Watson


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