We are very proud of these outstanding scholars. There are 1.5 million students that take the PSAT test each year. To have multiple students place in the top 1% in a single year is extraordinary. Their achievement is a testament to their hard work, supportive families, and excellent preparation from teachers not only in high school, but in grade school as well. I have no doubt that Josie and Cameron will be highly successful in any path they choose in life.
-Principal Matthew Sableski '91
Carroll High School seniors Josie Rose and Cameron Neidhard earned distinction as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, adding to the list of Patriot scholars who have placed among the nation’s top students. This test determines NMS honorees in addition to preparing high school students for college entrance tests and demonstrating their college readiness.
- These students gained this recognition by achieving at least a 215 selection index on the College Board’s 2019 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test. The highest possible selection index is 228.
- Carroll High School has the most NMS Semifinalists of any Catholic high school in Montgomery County.
- A total of 681 students from 188 high schools in Ohio were named NMS Semifinalists.
- 14 Carroll High School students have been recognized in the NMS competition as Semifinalists or Commended Scholars since 2017.
Carroll High School remains the only area high school to earn the Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education every year since its inception after once again winning the honor in 2020.
According to the Ohio Academy of Science, the criteria for the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence are: (1) conduct a local science fair with twelve or more students, (2) qualify two or more of these students for one of the Academy's 17 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one or more youth science opportunities beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair, Science Olympiad, and other structured STEM-related youth activities, (4) and convince external STEM professionals how and to what extent the school’s program met the Academy’s definition of STEM education.
2019-20 Carroll faculty Dr. Christina O’ Malley, Laurie Fuhr, Mary Ollier, Katie Baker, Diane Keller, Laura Wright, Meghan Mulligan, Mike Lakin, and Todd Tayloe earned individual recognition from the review committee.
- Carroll High School offers six Advanced Placement courses in STEM fields
- 19 Carroll students presented pre-college research at the 2020 Virtual Ohio State Science Day. 16 of those students earned a “Superior” rating, the highest rating possible
Linking Science and Faith: State of the Art STEM Lab Made Possible by Contribution from Catholic Nuclear Physicist
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“The world is spiritual, but it is also scientific. The more our students today know about science, the better they will contribute to the world they will enter.”
This is the expressed motivation for Bob Barthelemy’s generous contribution to Carroll High School’s new STEM Lab. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and according to this devoted scientist, the lab was the perfect opportunity for him to continue his long association with the Dayton-based Catholic high school.
Barthelemy was born in New Bedford, MA, and did his undergraduate studies in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He then joined the Air Force, where his first assignment was to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He later earned his PhD at Ohio State University. Bob’s long association with Carroll High School started with his three daughters, all graduates. Now, some of his grandchildren are beginning their own high school experiences at Carroll.
Barthelemy says, “The greatest contribution the new STEM Lab will make to a student’s experience at Carroll is that it will allow them to ‘do,’ not just study, science. I am an inherently inquisitive person. I am a scientist, and I know that doing science is what provides the greatest benefit to learning. There are many times when I have heard students say, ‘I do not see what this is for.’ I can show them what science is for. A lab allows students to experience how to apply what they study, how it will work in the real world.”
Freshmen and transfer students aren't the only new faces at Carroll High School this fall! Get to know our four new faculty and staff members!
Hometown: Kettering Ohio
College: Wright State University
Education Experience: 27 years
Department/Staff Role: Remote Learning Coordinator
What are you looking forward to the most at Carroll: I am looking forward to spending my days surrounded by our students' positive energy and helping them make 2021 a successful and fun year.
How do you enjoy spending your free time: I enjoy spending my free time reading, running and teaching a weekly weight lifting class.
Courtney Griffith '16
College: Wright State University
Years working in education: First Year
Department/Staff Role: English and Social Studies
What are you looking forward to the most at Carroll: I’m excited to get involved with the House System and work with my former teachers and classmates who are now teachers as well!
How do you enjoy spending your free time: Playing with my cat, playing Animal Crossing, and spending time with my fiancé (Josh Thompson '03).
Hometown: Euskirchen, Germany
College: University of Cologne, Germany
Years working in education: 17
Department/Staff Role: French
What are you looking forward to the most at Carroll: sharing my enthusiasm for all things French
How do you enjoy spending your free time: I enjoy spending time with my husband and our pets (two dogs and a cat), making music (singing and playing the recorder), playing tennis, cooking, and reading.
Heather (Taylor) Terbay '98
Hometown: Beavercreek, Ohio
College: University of Dayton
Years working in education: 19
Department/Staff Role: Director of Admissions
What are you looking forward to the most at Carroll: Sharing all of the amazing things that Carroll has to offer with perspective students.
How do you enjoy spending your free time: I love spending time with my family and I also love to bake.