Two HGP seniors earn Duquesne University presidential scholarships
Holy Ghost Prep seniors Ryan Taylor and Sean Kerrigan were recently awarded full presidential scholarships by Duquesne University.
Taylor and Kerrigan will both enroll Duquesne’s six-year pharmacy program and will room together next year.
“We had a really strong pool of applicants for the two Duquesne presidential scholarships this year,” says Gregory J. Geruson ’79, the president of Holy Ghost Prep. “Ryan and Sean are two terrific young men who have added so much to the Holy Ghost Prep community during their time here, and I am certain that they will make a similar impact at Duquesne University.”
A member of the National Honor Society, Taylor excels in the classroom, taking a number of honors and advanced placement courses. In addition, he has been a member of the Campus Ministry group, served as an Unum leader (helping HGP freshmen transition to life at Holt Ghost in that role), and was a four-year member of HGP’s bowling team. Taylor works at the Flynn and O’Hara warehouse during the school year. During the summer months, he has worked as a camp counselor at the YMCA.
Kerrigan, like Taylor, is an outstanding student who is a member of Holy Ghost Prep’s National Honor Society and an Unum leader. Kerrigan was a four-year member of TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) and also plays baseball at Holy Ghost Prep. This year, he was appointed to the HGP Student Athletic Council, where a student from each sport is represented. This past summer, Kerrigan worked at a local assisted living facility and continues to work there during the school year—logging 10-15 hours a week.
“Ryan and Sean are well prepared to meet the challenges they will face at Duquesne,” says AnnMarie Dougherty, Holy Ghost Prep’s director of college guidance. “They both value service, hard work, and independence, and I am sure they will maintain high academic standards as they work their way through college.”