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2023 Senior Art Show: Meet the Artists

April 04, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Enjoy the work of Archbishop Carroll High School's Class of 2023 artists! These artists will be displaying a vast body of artwork showcasing the art program at Carroll.  Each senior artist has invented their own unique visual language that they have explored and developed over the years into one cohesive body of artwork that will be on display.

Where: Dayton Metro Library, Wilmington/Stroop Branch
When: April 3 - 27 during regular business hours

Guinivere Bishop

Up until my senior year, I found that I really loved drawing and painting structures and architecture. I then focused my art on the different types of architecture throughout different time periods. The mediums I use are mostly watercolor and different types of paints to emulate the natural resources used in each building. Next year in college I plan to continue studying structures and buildings through the Architecture program at the University of Cincinnati.

Ruiyi (Hary) Chen

I strive to transport viewers into different worlds through my artwork. With a focus on attention to detail, I carefully consider each element of my drawings to enhance the overall atmosphere and immerse the viewer in the story.  I am constantly seeking to improve my skills and create increasingly vibrant and engaging pieces. After high school, I am planning to major in Industrial Design.

Abby Noss

My art concentration involves my love of animals. I draw and paint a variety of different animals. In some of my pieces, I use charcoal to focus on details such as textures and contrast to bring the animal to life and allow the viewer to see features in a new way. On the other hand, my paintings use large and messy brush strokes to simplify the animal into shapes. I want people to realize the beauty of the world around them. I will be attending the University of Findlay. I plan on majoring in animal science/pre-vet and hope that one day I can achieve my goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Isabella Olivas

Thank you for supporting young artists. Technique is at the heart of most of my artwork. Rather than a piece that evokes emotion, I devote my work to finding unique ways to portray an image. I took a liking to loose, thick, and undefined brush strokes. It was in this style that I felt most comfortable, thus continuing to experiment and grow. I enjoy painting still life objects, especially if they include an interesting shadow.  I have committed to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I plan on majoring in Media and Communications, as well as minoring in Film. I hope to remain participative in theater. I can't wait to start my future as a Redhawk!

Maria Sills

My concentration is “broken but beautiful”. I take my drawings and add a photograph of a memory I have. I put pieces of the photo into the drawing where it most stands out and gives a sense of brokenness. With concentration, I am able to transform my work into a digital image. I plan on attending the University of Dayton to study Graphic Design.

Emma Williams

My concentration focuses on the emotions represented through body language. People have always been fascinating to me. I believe the emotions they can show through body language is greater than any emotion represented through facial expressions. That is the main thing I try to show through my pieces. Each of my paintings represent someone I love. Cousins, grandparents, siblings, anyone who is important to me. I think that painting someone familiar gives me a better understanding of how to express them while also expressing what I enjoy. After high school I plan on majoring in architecture at the University of Cincinnati.

Samantha Yates

Ever since I was little, art has been one of my passions and my favorite way to express myself. Creating art brings me a sense of peace and allows me to share parts of my life and memories with others. The focus of my sustained investigation has evolved over time, but the main idea focuses on the important figures in my life. The pieces that I have created showcase the personalities and emotions of these figures as well as the relationships that these people and animals share with each other and with me. I have recently started thinking about how the portraits that I have created are kind of like reflections of my life. Every person that I have drawn or painted has influenced me; and because of this, parts of them reflect through me and have shaped who I have become. Personalities are reflections of the soul.  Next year, I plan on attending the University of Cincinnati and majoring in psychology.

Meredith Sanders '23 named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

February 15, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Archbishop Carroll High School senior Meredith Sanders has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist for the Class of 2023, one of the highest honors a high school student can earn.

The College Board has selected 15,000 students from across the country for this recognition based on their scores from the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, more commonly known as the PSAT.  Meredith is Archbishop Carroll High School's third student since 2021 to qualify as a NMS finalist.  She also earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

Carroll artists win 15 Scholastic Art Awards, 3 Gold Keys in 2023

February 07, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Eight Archbishop Carroll High School students combined to win 15 Scholastic Art Awards, including three Gold Keys and one special award nominee, in the 2023 competition.

Senior Isabella Olivas' oil painting 937 earned a Gold Key Award as well as a nomination for the “American Voices and Visions Award”.  Each regional program nominates five students for this award, and nominees must have a Gold Key work with an original, authentic voice or vision, and the representation of diverse mediums, viewpoints, and backgrounds. National jurors will select one nominee from each region for the American Voices or Visions Award.  One of Isabella's other oil paintings, Sense Number 5, earned an Honorable Mention.

Isabella Olivas '23

Two other Carroll artists, Emma Williams ‘23 (Solitude - Oil) and Ally Walls ’25 (Homerun - Acrylic) also won Gold Key Awards for their pieces.  Walls also earned a Silver Key Award (A Scents of Summer - Acrylic) as well as the “The Da Vinci Award”.  This award is presented by the K12 Gallery Board of Directors which curates the regional Scholastic Art Awards.  Each winning piece that placed in the regional competition is reviewed, and one recipient is selected out of all of the winners to receive this award.

Emma Williams '23
Ally Walls '25

Walls', Olivas', and Williams' Gold Key awarded works will go on to the National Scholastic Art Awards adjudication in March and have the chance to be displayed in the National Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition in New York, as well as the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall.  Williams piece, The Freedom of Being Young, was chosen for the national exhibit in 2022.

“I am extremely pleased with the number of students that received awards this year from the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards,” Visual Art Department Chair Renee Merland said.  "I'm very hopeful that we will receive another national award this year.  We have some very talented artists to choose from!"

Tessa Zimmerman ‘25 (Sprite Cranberry - Colored Pencil) and Harry Chen ’23 (Tranquilation - Oil) also won Silver Key Awards.

Harry Chen '24


Tessa Zimmerman '24

Samantha Yates ‘23 (How Time Flies - Colored Pencil), Chen (Ruins - Pen and Ink; Copper Heart - Pen and Ink, Marker), Zimmerman (She Stares - Chalk Pastel; Of Dust - Charcoal), Abby Noss ’23 (Birds of a Feather - Charcoal; Bird's Life - Oil), and Alex Moore '24 (Drawing in a Mask - Watercolor, Pen) also earned Honorable Mentions.

Abby Noss '23
Samantha Yates '23
Alex Moore '24

Ten Seniors Earn Recognition for performance on National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

December 05, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

The College Board is shining a nationwide spotlight on ten members of the Archbishop Carroll High School Class of 2023 for their performance on the PSAT during their junior year of high school.

2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Meredith Sanders

Meredith Sanders is one of approximately 16,000 students in America that has qualified as Semifinalist for her performance on the 2021 NMSQT/PSAT.  The College Board will announce National Merit Scholarship Finalists in February 2023.

2023 National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholars Dylan King, Jack Agnew, Luke Herrmann, Seth Tivakaran, and Nathan Snizik

Dylan King, Jack Agnew, Luke Herrmann, Seth Tivakaran, and Nathan Snizik earned Commended Scholar status.  Approximately 34,000 members of the Class of 2023 earned this award nationally.

College Board for National Recognition Programs awardees Sydney Ramsey, Tammi James, Mia Harrison, and Cody Bryant

Sydney Ramsey, Tammi James, Mia Harrison, and Cody Bryant were chosen by the College Board for National Recognition Programs.  These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.

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Carroll artist sends two pieces to Ohio Governor's Youth Art Competition

March 23, 2021
By Carroll High School
Carroll artists Samantha Yates displays her artwork

Samantha Yates '23 has earned two placements at the 2021 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Competition. The pieces will go on to the state judging and, if chosen, will be exhibited in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus.

"I am very proud of Samantha's accomplishment," Carroll Visual Arts Department Chair Renee Merland said.  "The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition has always been very selective and competitive in nature. It is quite an honor for a student to be awarded one piece into this competition, let alone two pieces like Samantha! The advancement of both her pieces is a testament to her incredible artistic ability and potential."

Samantha's works:

  • "Swimming in a Sea of Memories" (Chalk Pastel)
  • "The Life of a Lady Bug" (Colored Pencil)
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Three groups of Carroll students team up with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money for cancer research

February 25, 2021
By Carroll High School
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Three groups of Carroll students are joining the fight against blood cancers and vying for the title of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Student of the Year by raising funds for life-saving research.

LLS, the world's largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer, awards the title of Student(s) of the Year to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the competition.  These Carroll students have seen the impact of blood cancers firsthand and are participating in the fundraising initiative to put an end to these diseases.

Brooke Grieshop '22

Brooke Grieshop Leukemia Lymphoma Student of the Year 2021 Candidate
Brooke Grieshop '22

I decided to run for Student of the Year through the LLS in honor of my mom, Ellen Mason Grieshop, and my grandma, Marilyn Hohm Grieshop.  Within the past two years, I have suffered through two events that have changed my outlook on cancer entirely.  A few months ago, during this crazy COVID time, my grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer.  After having many scans done, the doctors had determined that the cancer had traveled to her brain in many areas.  She was in the process of battling cancer when she contracted COVID, and this lead to her passing.  At that moment, I saw how cancer can take a loved one away from you.  I saw first hand how cancer has a drastic impact on the patients and the family as a whole.  Almost two years ago my mom was killed in a tragic car accident, which caused her to go into a coma and lose her life nine days later. This showed me how tomorrow isn't promised and how thankful we need to be for our family.  My mom lived in constant fear of becoming the next cancer patient, as she lost both her parents before the age of eighteen due to cancer.  I am convinced that God took my mom away to save her from having to go through the battle that is cancer and saving me from seeing her like that, as she once saw her own parents.  If I reach 50,000 dollars, I can name a research grant after these two wonderful women.  Let's put an end to cancer. Thank you!

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McKenna Lange '23, Paxton Clark '23, and Hannah Wagner '23

McKenna Lange Leukemia Lymphoma Society Student of the 2021 Canddiate
McKenna Lange '23

We encourage you to join us in supporting LLS by making a donation to our fundraising campaign. By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. Our appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

Paxton Clark Leukemia Lymphoma Society Student of the Year 2021 Candidate
Paxton Clark '23

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Hannah Wagner Leukemia Lymphoma Society Student of the 2021 Canddiate
Hannah Wagner '23

Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.


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Bailee Bolton '24

Leukemia Lymphoma Student of the Year 2021 Candidate Bailee Bolton
Bailee Bolton '24

Hello, I’m Bailee Bolton, and I'm running for Student of the Year.  My goal this year is to raise at least $10,000, and with your help, I can!  I’m in this campaign because I watched a friend of mine go through leukemia, and it was so tough to watch his family struggle and try their best.  I also just want to run for this amazing campaign since it is such an amazing cause and helps millions around the world.  I want to be part of the difference we are going to make!

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Carroll earns Ohio Academy of Science's highest STEM Education honor at virtual science fair

July 06, 2020
By Carroll High School
2020 Carroll Science Day Grade Level Winners

The Ohio Academy of Science awarded Carroll High School the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Award, its highest honor, for the second time in three years at its Virtual State Science Day.

Carroll High School's group of 19 student researchers presented their STEM research projects virtually to comply with social distance and health orders instead of the traditional, in-person format.  That didn’t stop 16 students from adjusting their presentations to earn the highest rating of superior.  The three other students earned the second-highest rating of excellent, meeting the OAS’s criteria for the Shaw Award.  Schools must send at least four students to present research, and 80% of those projects must earn a Superior rating. All projects must score at least an excellent rating, and all students who register for the event must present his/her research.  

Carroll was the only high school in the Dayton region to earn the Shaw Award in 2020, and this is the second time Carroll has earned the award since 2018.  13 Patriots earned special awards in their research categories for outstanding projects.

Students present STEM Research at Carroll Science Day
Students present STEM Research at Carroll Science Day

State Science Day Participants and Special Award Winners

Jack Agnew '23 - “The Effect of Antenna Length on SDS-B”: Superior Award

Kevin Agnew '21 - “LED Pacing System for Runners”: Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship 1st Place Award and $200; Statistical Analysis 1st Place Award)

Grace Bete '23 - “The Effect of CaCO3 on the Dissolution of Ibuprofen”: Superior Award

Sophia Carter '21 - “Effectiveness of Steam vs. Chemical  Cleaning”: Superior Award (Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies 4th Place Award and $250 Scholarship; The Ohio State University College of Engineering $1,000 Scholarship renewable for 3 years)

Vivian Dao '22 - “Optimal Thermal Insulation Using Aerogels”: Superior Award (Outstanding Physics Project 3rd Place Award and $50)

Kelly Dong '22 - “Salinity Mitigation Using Straw Mulch on Pisium sativum”: Superior Award

Ellie Erich '21 - “The Effect of Sound Waves on Glycine max:  Phase 2”: Superior Award (Ohio Soybean Bioscience 3rd Place Award and $250)

Hayden Everding '23 - “Harmonics in Harmonicas”: Superior Award

Cameron Neidhard '21 - “Developing an Application to Measure Stroop Interference in Bilinguals”: Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship Honorable Mention Award and $25 gift card)

Josh Orlett '21 - “Effect of Various Aggregates on Concrete  Strength”: Superior Award (Excellence Award for Civil Engineering Projects Honorable Mention Award; Outstanding Civil/Environmental  Engineering 2nd Place Award and $150)

Trinity Raber '21 - “The Effect of Various Food Textures on Eisenia foetida Castings”: -Superior Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship Honorable Mention Award and $25 gift card; Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Outstanding Naturalist Award)

Josie Rose '21 - “Negative Effects of Plastic Leachate on  Spirulina major”: Superior Award (Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research 3rd Place Award and $100; Stone Laboratory Scholarship)

Meredith Sanders '23 - “Desalination of Salt Water Using Halophytic Rhizophora mangle”: Superior Award (American Water Works 3rd Place Award and $100)

Karissa Speakman '23 - “The Effect of Roofing Material on Rainwater Collection”: Superior Award

Caroline Wittman '21 - “The Effect of Water Conductivity on Prey- Catching Behavior in  Apteronotus albifrons”: Superior Award (Milt Austin Aquatic Science 1st Place Award and $150; Veterinary Medicine 3rd Place Award and $150)

Katie  Wittman '21 - “Use of Hydrophytes to Phytoremediate Fertilizer Contaminated Water”: Superior Award (Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research 2nd Place Award and $100; Soil and Water Conservation 2nd Place Award and $100)

Caden Bistrek '23 - “The Effectiveness of Headgear in Soccer”: Excellent Award

Anthony Gabriele '21 - “Designing a Programming System in Children with Developmental Coordination  Disorder”: Excellent Award (Believe in Ohio STEM Entrepreneurship 1st Place Award and $200)

Seth Tivakaran '23 - “The Effect of Different Food Substances on  Lactate Build-up”: Excellent Award (Osteopathic Medical 2nd Place Award and $100)

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