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Ryan Healy: Recognized as Speech and Debate All American!

Congratulations to Ryan Healy ’22 on earning the National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All American Award. This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence.
From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, fewer than 1% of students earn the Academic All American Award every year. This tremendous accomplishment places Ryan among the top one percent of all student members across the country.
This distinguished award recognizes students who have completed at least five semesters of high school, earned the degree of Superior Distinction in our Honor Society (a total of 750 or more merit points), achieved rigorous criteria for GPA and/or test score requirements, and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.
Ryan’s coach, Mr. Gorman, had this to say about him: "It's astounding how Ryan balances mentoring our younger students in his role as captain and maintaining a successful competition record in his own right. Ryan is a driving force behind our team."
Ryan plans to use his skills to study economics and public policy in college.


Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.