50th Anniversary Memories

Carroll High School's 50th Anniversary Year - 2011-2012 - was a true success!

Forever Patriots: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Carroll High School was born in concept early in 1960, named after Archbishop John Carroll, the first bishop of the United States. The site was blessed April 8, and the school mascot was chosen in June. The enrollment of 400 (freshmen only) arrived for Carroll's first registration on August 19, 1961. The first day of school was on September 6, 1961.

Thank you to all those who participated in the 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration, October 13-16. If you have photos to share for publication purposes, please email them to jweitz@carrollhs.org.

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr joined the Carroll community for a special anniversary Mass on January 26th. In his homily, Archbishop Schnurr offered his congratulations to those gathered and expressed his gratitude for being invited to join in the celebration. “The archdiocese rejoices with all of you — students, teachers, staff, board members, benefactors, alums and everybody who had a part in the life of this institution,” he said. “Congratulations and best wishes.” The archbishop also offered special thanks to the faculty and staff of Carroll, both past and present, “for all you have done and continue to do to help our students open their hearts and minds to the teaching of Jesus, for all you have done and continue to instill and nurture the faith." For photos and more information, click here.

It's not too late to purchase a commemorative 50th Anniversary History Book. Books can be purchased by calling (937) 253-3338 or by mailing in the attached order form to Carroll's address.

We are also still looking for copies of the following Carroll Torches to complete the Archive collection:

- 1971-72: volume 8, no. 1
- 1972-73: volume 9, no. 1
- 1977-78: volume 14, no. 4
- 1982-83: volume 19, nos. 1-2
- 1983-84: volume 20, nos. 1-2 & 4
- 1984-85: volume 21, no. 1
- 1987-88: any of the issues
- 1988-89: any of the issues
- 1989-90: volume 26, no. 2+

To see historical photos or discover more details about the 50th anniversary, please use the menu links to the left.