Elite Top 100

Ryan Gedman

Serra Catholic High School, 11

Cynthia Gedman

Academic Achievement

Carson Scholar (Scholarship for excelling academically and displaying humanitarian qualities), Recipient – 3 Years
Top Sophomore Score in Math League and Sophomore Chemistry Student of the Month, Recipient – 1 Year
Ruby Honor Roll (Highest Honor Roll) and Dean’s List, Member – 3 Years
Subject Medals (received for earning highest overall grade in a class) in World History, Literature 1, Biology, French 1, Algebra II, Band, US History Part 1, Geometry, Chemistry, French II, Early American Literature, Recipient – 2 Years
French Honor Society, President – 1 Year
National Honor Society, Member – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS), Member – 3 Years
Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Musical, Member – 3 Years
Science Bowl and Math League, Member – 3 Years
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Member – 2 Years
Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, Member – 1 Year

Community Involvement

St. Joseph Parish, Altar Server – 6 Years
Luciano’s Italian Brick Oven, Worker – 1 Year
City of Duquesne and Duquesne School District, Volunteer – 5 Years
Serra Catholic High School, Student Ambassador – 2 Years
Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout – 10 Years


After high school, I plan on attending college for engineering. I adore my math and science classes at school and I try to be involved in the most activities relating to them. I was inspired to become an engineer after being taught by my sophomore geometry teacher. She is a former engineer and has had the biggest impact on my STEM education. I aspire to be just like her one day. Right now, my “dream” school that I am working towards is Carnegie Mellon University.