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Taking the PULSE of Healthcare

February 01, 2023
By FamilyOnline by The Marianists

Editor's Note: Abby Shahady is a member of the Archbishop Carroll High School Class of 2018.  This article originally appeared in the January 31, 2023 edition of FamilyOnline.  Please visit their website to read the full story.

Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Abby Shahady thought she knew the city well. “But serving as a Marianist PULSE volunteer this year has opened my eyes,” she said. “I feel like I have not truly lived in Dayton until now.”

Abby, a 2022 University of Dayton graduate with a major in health sciences, is one of three volunteers participating in PULSE for 2022-2023. PULSE is a post-graduate, servant leadership and social justice initiative sponsored by the Marianists. Each PULSE volunteer makes a one- or two-year commitment to live with fellow volunteers in a lower-income neighborhood while working full-time at local nonprofit agencies.

With Abby’s healthcare background, she was a natural fit for serving two nonprofit sites: The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community and Dayton Children’s Hospital Family Resource Connection.

Posted in Familiar Voices

Charli Sproles '24: Student of the Week January 26, 2023

January 26, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Charlie Sproles '24, Gonzaga House, with Mr. Chris Ochs

Charli brought to me a $20 bill that she found on the floor in Family Room.  We traced it back to the person who was sitting in the seat the previous period and returned the money to its rightful owner.  She could have put that $20 bill in her pocket, and I suspect no one else would have ever known.  Her honesty and integrity are a good example for students at Carroll.

-Mr. Chris Ochs

What activities do you participate in?

I am Vice President of National Art Honor Society, I participate in Media 4 Carroll, and I am a student ambassador.

What's your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the people. I love getting to know all the people in my classes and I enjoy being around the teachers and staff here as well.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help students grow academically and socially. It should also give students a chance to try out different things and figure out what they want to do as a career. 

What’s a lesson you learned when you overcame a difficult obstacle?

I learned to always value my family and close friends first, because they know me so well and they have my best interest at heart. 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be happy and to have enough resources to be able to travel around the world – a fleet of all my dream cars would be nice as well. 

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time working at Dairy Queen in Huber Heights, hanging out with my friends, going on Target runs, and listening to music.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Sam Brun '26, Student of the Week January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Sam Brun, 26, Trinity House, with Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

Sam Brun is a hard working student in class and contributes regularly to class discussions.  I have him in a class with Sophomores and Juniors, and he is the only Freshman.  This does not intimidate him in any way.  He is also able to handle situations that could make lead to tension with other students with grace and patience.

-Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

What activities do you participate in?

I am a part of the Marching Band, and I play club and high school volleyball.

What's your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the sense of community and belonging that Carroll is so great at providing for each and every student.

What should school “do” for you?

For me, school should allow everyone to become the best versions of themselves, and allow them to learn how to overcome obstacles in life.

What’s a lesson you learned when you overcame a difficult obstacle?

A lesson that I’ve learned is that nothing in life is served to you on a silver platter. If you want to be successful in life, taking the first step to becoming great will open your eyes to so many possibilities.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to become successful in whatever field I choose to pursue but with that comes acknowledging why you became successful. You need to realize that God gave you the strengths and skills to become successful. That is my true dream in life, which is to praise God by using my strengths and skills to become the best version of myself.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball, and the occasional 3 a.m. Minecraft sessions with my older brothers.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Student of the Week Laura Kabban '25: Student of the Week December 8, 2022

December 08, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Laura Kabban '25, Baltimore House, with Mrs. Marilou Rulli

Laura is deserving of recognition for many reasons.  She's an enthusiastic participant in Family Room and she always interacts with Family members in a positive way. Laura has a talent unique to Carroll - she is a competitive ice skater.  She maintains a high GPA while balancing long hours of practices and competitions.

-Mrs. Marilou Rulli

What activities do you participate in?

I compete in ice skating as a member of the United States Figure Skating Association outside of school. I compete both in individual freestyle and on a qualifying Intermediate level synchronized skating team with the Miami Skating Academy out of Oxford, OH.   I am a Senior level Girl Scout, and I also volunteer as a certified Learn to Skate Instructor at South Metro Ice Arena and as an usher for Dayton Live; if you attend an event at the Schuster Center, you may see me as a smiling face ready to help you find your seat!

What's your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is that it has a great community. Whenever you need something there is usually at least one person who is willing to help, and they are also very understanding.

What should school “do” for you?

I believe school should help us to further our education and grow our curiosity and love for subjects we enjoy.

What’s a lesson you learned when you overcame a difficult obstacle?

I learned that decisions can be life-changing and that speaking up is never a question, but an answer.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I would like to be part of Team USA for the figure skating Olympics and be the first person to land a Quin jump (five rotations in the air).

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy watching movies with my family, drawing, and figure skating.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Student of the Week Jayd Brown '26: December 2, 2022

December 02, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Jayd Brown ‘26, St. Mary’s House, with Mrs. Laura Wright

Jayd’s grades have improved dramatically through the semester.  She is also focused on her work, asks questions when she needs help, and checks with me when she misses class.  I am so impressed with her work ethic and positive attitude.  She is also very respectful and a pleasure to have in class!

-Mrs. Laura Wright

What activities do you participate in?

Outside of school I like to play basketball mostly, some soccer and do anything with my family, from a party, game, or vacation.

What's your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

Having access to all the education and books I need to grow my knowledge and better it. That is my favorite part of being a Carroll student.

What should school “do” for you?

School should do no more than what it already does, as school already helps me to better my knowledge and helps me have a better set up for life and my future.

What’s a lesson you learned when you overcame a difficult obstacle?

I learned to not stress and try to find a solution, and if you ask God for help, he'll give it to you.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Being able to give my loved ones any and everything they want so they'll have little to no worries.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend time with my younger brother and play with him, doing whatever he wants, mostly.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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