Matthew Hansen named National Merit Commended

Fairfield Prep is proud to announce senior Matt Hansen has received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Commended students have placed among the top 50,000 scorers out of over 1.5 million nation-wide test takers on the 2019 PSAT. This recognition supports Matt’s outstanding academic career at Fairfield Prep. With a 4.15 GPA, Matt has earned the highest grade possible in very class. He has also taken the most rigorous course of studies possible. Matt is Summa Cum Laude, a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and is the recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award.

Within Prep’s Campus Ministry program, Matt has lived the "Magis." He has served as an Usher, Lector and Eucharistic Minister at school Masses while also attending a Kairos Retreat and the Ignatian Family Teach-In in Washington, D.C. He was named Co-Chair of Fairfield Prep's annual Freshman Retreat, an event with 300 participants and leaders. As the Head Alter Server at his home parish he trains new servers for Masses. At school he has been on the Track and Freshman soccer teams. Whenever the call goes out for student volunteers, Matt is right there volunteering at the Open House and Entrance Exams for prospective students. He has also volunteered service for the Spooner House, the Hero Box project, and went on an Urban Plunge immersion trip.

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