St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) is pleased to announce that tickets to the 35th Anniversary Scholarship Gala are on sale now!  SMR hopes you will “Join Us at the Chef’s Table” on Saturday, March 12 for a unique dining experience by the culinary expertise of our guest chef, Mike Price (SMR class of 1993). 

This year SMR is commemorating our 35th anniversary as St. Mary’s Ryken High School.  We invite you to  attend the gala to help support our next 35 years, and the St. Mary’s Ryken Academic Scholarship Fund.

Two raffles are also available for guests – a $2,500 cash raffle and a uniquely designed white gold 1.75-carat diamond ring sponsored by Rick’s Jewelers. Gala ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will directly support the St. Mary’s Ryken Academic Scholarship Fund. For more details about the event, sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, visit

Mike is the chef/owner of two restaurants in New York City, Market Table and The Clam. Mike has been featured in such outlets as Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Travel + Leisure, and the “Today” show.

Chef Mike Price is no stranger to the authentic flavors of fresh, simply prepared food. Raised in Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay, Mike planted the seeds of his career early on, tending to his family’s farm and cooking at a local crab house on weekends during high school. A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Mike honed his skills at esteemed restaurants including The Harrison and the Mermaid Inn before teaming up with his good friend and business partner Joey Campanaro to open two successful restaurants in Manhattan.

St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. Students come from many different counties across the region including Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, King George, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s. Each year, approximately 99% of graduates go to college, and the Class of 2015 earned $17 million in college scholarships. SMR offers 25 AP classes, a robust Scholars Program and our students earn the highest SAT Scores in the tri-county area. To learn more, visit