Holy Cross Senior Ryan Doody Named National Merit Commended Student

Holy Cross School senior Ryan Doody has been named Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

Ryan Doody is the son of Beth LcCoco Doody and Sean Michael Doody. He began attending Holy Cross in 8th grade, and previously attended Christian Brothers School. Ryan is hoping to attend Georgia Tech and will major in Aerospace Engineering.

Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.