ALUMNI TRIVIA CONTESTS
Carroll High School has a long history of traditions and milestones...over 50 years of history!
Do you know the answers to these questions below?
The alumni office is having periodic contests surrounding Carroll’s historical facts. The first person to answer the current question correctly will receive an alumni item, such as a traveler’s water mug, golf towel, window decal, etc. Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you know the answer, and be sure to come back to this page often since a new trivia question will be submitted as soon as the current question is answered correctly.
If you have an idea for a question or have a historical photo to share, please email email@example.com. Historical photos that have already been shared on the alumni home page can be found here.
CURRENT TRIVIA QUESTION:
• Who was the Master of Ceremony of Carroll High School’s Dedication held on Sunday, October 1, 1961?
Question(s) that have already been answered:
- How many principals have there been at Carroll High School? Can you name them all?
- Carroll has had a total of 5 principals: Fr. Victor Ries, Fr. Stanley Neiheisel, Fr. Robert Obermeyer, Mr. Charles Eckhardt, and Mr. Joseph Sens.
- Congratulations to Kathy (Kuntz) Heeb '70 who answered this question correctly!
- What was the very first day of school for Carroll High School?
- The very first day of school at Carroll High School was September 6, 1961.
- Congratulations to Lindsey (Davis) Escobar '03 who answered this question correctly!
- How did Carroll High School choose a mascot for the school? Who suggested the current Patriot mascot?
school mascot was chosen in June 1960. There was a contest among area
Catholic grade school students. Two eighth graders, Bernard Middleton
’65 and Larry Cowman ’65, each won a transistor radio for their
suggestion that Carroll be the home of “The Patriots” with the colors
red, white, and blue.
- Congratulations to Connie (Crabtree) Jacobs '69 who answered this question correctly!
- Who is Carroll High School named after? Name three additional facts about this individual.
- Archbishop John Carroll – the first bishop of the United States.
- Born in Upper Marlborough, Maryland on January 8, 1735.
twelve years of age, he went to the Jesuits’ grammar school at Bohemia
in Cecil Co., Maryland, and later went abroad to St. Omer’s College in
French Flanders. He returned to Maryland in 1774.
- His cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
- Named America’s first Catholic Bishop in 1789 – the same year George Washington became our first President
- Particularly devoted to education, he was the founder of Georgetown University.
- In 1808, Pope Pius VII elevated John Carroll to Archbishop.
- Archbishop John Carroll died on December 3, 1815, and is buried in Baltimore.
- Truly was John Carroll both patriot and priest – a man who labored unceasingly for God and country.
- Congratulations to Catherine (Haines) Burroughs '93 who answered this question correctly!
- What nationally-known recording group – a very popular band – showed up at Carroll High School to play for a student dance in 1965? How did they get there?
- It took a huge effort for Carroll, a relatively tiny school when compared with the other high schools in the WING listening area, to win the WING-sponsored petition contest. Carroll received 5,670,000 signatures for the city-wide petition-signing contest. The prize: the nationally-known recording group, The Beau Brummels, came to Carroll High School and played for a dance...in Carroll's very own gym!
- Congratulations to Anita (Ramby) Kappeler '72 who answered this question correctly!
- What date did the first Carroll student newsletter, The Torch, appear?
- Congratulations to Mary (Sammons) Jobe '81 who answered the question correctly!
- When did Carroll High School begin a seven period day?
- 1993-94 school year
- Congratulations to Eileen Cooney '96 who answered the question correctly!
- In what year did the varsity girls’ basketball team finish a perfect 20-0 season and receive a ranking as high as third in the state?
- 1992-93 school year
- Congratulations to Jennifer (Nartker) Galbraith '93 who answered the question correctly!
- What new addition was added to the school grounds during the 1999-2000 school year?
- the statue or shrine of Mary near the football field (Marian Shrine)
- Congratulations to John Kelley '02 who answered the question correctly!
- In what year did Carroll’s marching band win National Grand Champion of the Marching Bands of America national finals? This is the same year the marching band represented CHS and the Dayton community in the Orange Bowl parade.
- 1983-84 school year
- Congratulations to Jeannie (Heid) McManus '66 who answered the question correctly!
- What year was the first winning football season at Carroll?
- 1969 with a record of 6-4
- Congratulations to Lou Renzi '70 who answered the question correctly!
- How many members of the current faculty and staff graduated from Carroll High School? Can you name them all?
- Total of 23
- Dave Wolodkiewicz ’69
- Pam Staton Tipps ‘91
- Julie Hemmert Weitz ’94
- Ann Calderone Bertke ‘88
- Dennis Brun ‘85
- Melissa Balsom Fisher ‘83
- Ryan Griffin ‘97
- Tony Stefanek ‘89
- Chris Heider ‘77
- Cathy Wuebben Jackson ‘75
- Diane McNelly Keller ‘80
- Judy Keaton Walsh ‘66
- Kelly Sheetz Becker ‘82
- Bev Amatulli Lightner ‘73
- Pat Strathearn Schwieterman ‘77
- Toni Hemmert Weitz ’86
- Matt Sableski ‘91
- Gregg Marino ‘88
- Kevin Kates ‘87
- Joyce Potts Dunham ‘83
- Courtney Limbert Graham ‘97
- Mary Sammons Jobe ‘81
- Cole Jayne ‘09
- Congratulations to Pat (Strathearn) Schwieterman ‘77 who answered the question correctly!
- Where did the first Carroll graduation classes receive their diplomas?
- NCR Auditorium
- Congratulations to Mike Milord '67 who answered the question correctly!