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Grace Brown '25: Student of the Week March 28, 2024

March 28, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Grace Brown '25, St. Anthony School Alumna and Gonzaga House Member, with Mrs. Melissa Leaman

At St. Pat's Fest, Grace really went above and beyond.  She stepped into a role that normally was for an adult on Saturday and was here for almost all day cleaning up on Sunday.  She was willing to jump in and do whatever was asked of her without complaint, and I am very thankful for her.

-Mrs. Melissa Leaman

Favorite Restaurant

Cheddars

Favorite Movie

Billy Madison

Who would play you in a movie?

Reese Witherspoon

Place you'd love to travel:

Paris

What activities do you participate in?

I am a football manager and a wrestling stat

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

Seeing the teacher's happy faces and seeing my friends and making new friends.

What should school “do” for you?

Help educate me and help me pass school and pass and get into a good college.

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

To keep my head and do not let people tear me down.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To become a lawyer and buy my mom a good house to live in.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to play with my uncle's dog and help my grandma cook and bake. I also love to sleep.

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Corrinn Neidhard '26: Student of the Week March 21, 2024

March 21, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Corrinn Neidhard ‘26, Trinity House and St. Helen School Alumna, with Mrs. Melissa (Balsom) Fisher ’83

Corrinn has taken a leadership role with the Revolution Lenten Challenge for the Almsgiving challenge.  She is also one of the leaders for one of the Key Club events at the end of March.  She has been organizing the event, taking notes, and truly being a leader and easy to work with! 

-Mrs. Melissa (Balsom) Fisher '83

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Raising Cane's

Favorite Movie:

Dear John

Who would play you in a movie:

Jenna Ortega

Place you’d love to travel:

Maldives

What activities do you participate in?

I'm a member of Carroll girls' soccer, club soccer, Key Club, Pickleball Club, and Revolution Committee

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

My favorite part of being a student at Archbishop Carroll High School is all the opportunities to give back to the community through volunteering or other service projects.

What should school “do” for you?

School should push me to be the best I can while helping me learn life skills.

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

Don’t stress over things you can’t control.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to travel the world by country and give back to the communities I visit through service projects and volunteering.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time usually hanging out with my friends or shopping. 

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Sky Londergan '25: Student of the Week March 17, 2024

March 17, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Sky Londergan ‘25, Gonzaga House and St. Luke School alum, with Ms. Gretchen Obergefell ’19

Sky shows exemplary character both in the classroom and behind the stage. Sky gets right to work sweeping the bleachers, moving chairs, cleaning up trash, putting supplies away, and looks around and finds what needs to be completed and does it without having to ask an adult leader what needs to be done. Most people would note that all of this help is way above and beyond the job description of “stage manager,” extending responsibilities outside the stage itself by cleaning up the gym and cafeteria after performances.

Favorite Restaurant:

All the Best Deli

Favorite Movie:

Coraline

Who would play you in a movie?:

Mr. Bobinsky

Place you'd love to travel:

Utah

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Drama Club, Muse Machine, and Latin Club


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

My favorite part about being a student at Carroll are the after school opportunities, Drama Club, and the willingness of the teachers to share stories and life advice with students.


What Should school “do” for you?

School should teach students how to problem solve and create strong educational foundations that students can use to make intelligent choices in their day to day lives. Along with that, school should offer well-rounded opportunities that encourage students to do something that fits their needs and interests.


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

A lesson I’ve learned after overcoming a difficult obstacle is that as long as you take away something and learn how you can improve it next time, every obstacle is a great opportunity. After every difficult obstacle, you have to go back and pick out something you can improve on, and then execute that into the next thing you do.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be dedicated and enjoy what I pursue after high school.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time at stage crew, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.
 

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Zach Tipps '25: Student of the Week March 7, 2024

March 07, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Zach Tipps '25, Trinity House member and St. Helen School Alumnus, with Mrs. Nicole Druck

Zach is always making sure others around him feel included.  He always has a smile and is friendly to everyone. Zach always invites one of our lunchroom workers with special needs to sit with his friends at lunch and includes her in their conversations.

-Mrs. Nicole Druck
 

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Chipotle

Favorite Movie:

Field of Dreams

Who would play you in a movie?

The Rock

Place you'd love to travel:

Alaska

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in golf, basketball, and baseball.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the community around the school and the opportunities the school provides for us students.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help support my needs and challenge me to do my best.

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

To keep persevering when things get tough.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To live a great life and to be happy no matter what.

How do you like spending your free time?

Golfing with friends and meeting new people.

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Addison Linard '25: Student of the Week February 22, 2024

February 21, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Student of the Week Addison Linard '25, Baltimore House and St. Helen School Alumna, with Mrs. Acacia Morrell

Addison swam last year, but while participating in Color Guard, she was worried about taking on too much.  She helps me as a team manager, and has been a godsend as I do not have an assistant coach.  Addison recently told me she is now the Assistant Stage Manager for the musical this spring, too. Addison has done all this with grace even while she has faced some adversity in her life.

-Mrs. Acacia Morrell

Favorite Restaurant:

Olive Garden

Favorite Movie:

Lilo and Stitch

Who would play you in a movie?

Debbie Harry from Blondie

Place you'd love to travel:

Paris

What activities do you participate in?

I am a part of the Color Guard, the Prop Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for the musical, and I the student helper for Mrs. Morrell on the Swim Team.

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

The welcoming community and all the friends that I’ve made through my years here. I also love the inclusivity and leadership roles available to the students.

What should school “do” for you?

I think that school should teach us how to form life-long skills and friendships. We learn all the basic courses like math and science, but we also learn how to cook and manage our finances. I’ve learned how to form friendships that will last, and the friends that I’ve made have made the biggest impact on my life.

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

Don’t keep doing something that you don’t absolutely love. I was on a swim team from a young age until last year, and leaving it was so amazing for my mental health. I am so excited to continue as part of the swim team as a leader while also being able to have a leadership role in the musical and be in the color guard.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to have a future where I’m a famous fashion designer whose designs are shown and admired all around the world.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time making origami swans and paper flowers. I also love making sketches of all of my fashion designs.

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Meet our 2024 National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

February 19, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Finalists from the Class of 2024!  Kyle Heilmann ‘24 and David McLoughlin ’24 earned this recognition for their performance on the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test.  They are among the 7,140 students in the United States who earned this distinction!

Click here to watch a video presentation of the awards

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Isaiah Riby-Williams '24: Student of the Week February 8, 2024

February 08, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Isaiah Riby-Williams ‘24, Trinity House and St. Anthony School alumnus, with Mrs. Ann (Calderone) Bertke ’88

Isaiah is a great Family Room member through his enthusiasm, generosity, and encouragement of others to join in House and Family Room events.

-Mrs. Ann (Calderone) Bertke '88

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Condado Tacos

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump 

Who would you play in a movie?

Luke Skywalker

Place you'd love to travel:

Anywhere in Latin America

What activities do you participate in?

I am in Multicultural Club.  We often go to movies, sports games, or even host small parties, so groups that don't get much recognition at Carroll can feel in place.

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

The people.  I've met some fantastic people here at Carroll.  I have made amazing friends, met fantastic teachers, and they have all helped me grow as a person. Without them, I'd still be very immature.

What should school “do” for you?

School should continue to challenge me to be a better person; a person who should fight indifference and expand the cultural tastes of everyone.

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

Mistakes are common. When I was younger, I made a lot of stupid decisions by only thinking about myself. Through overcoming these, I learned that I wasn't perfect, and I will continue making mistakes as I grow as a person that I will need to learn from.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To help others who are wronged against throughout the world. We are all people; we live under the same star.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to study other cultures and languages, although I do also love unwinding for the day and playing some video games with friends, because we all need a chance to just take a break.

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Marco Keferl '26: Student of the Week January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Marco Keferl '26, Trinity House and St. Brigid School Alumnus, with Ms. Tiffany Hunsinger

Marco Keferl is always ready to serve and go above and beyond to help others and the class.  He is attentive and strives to do his best in class.  I appreciate his positive attitude and willingness to listen and put in effort for excellent assignments.

-Ms. Tiffany Hunsinger

Favorite Restaurant:

Tudor's Biscuit World

Favorite Movie:

Silence of the Lambs

Who would play you in a movie?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Place you'd love to travel:

Dubai

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in football, wrestling, and track & field.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the community at Carroll. It is so welcoming, and I like how they are inclusive towards everyone.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a foundation for who you are and will become. It should prepare you for the journey of life ahead. It should have adults that you can trust and talk to if ever in need or just want to talk.

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

I’ve learned not to let your past define you. It’s in the past for a reason.

How do you like spending your free time?

I don’t have much free time, but when I do, I like to be with my friends and get chocolate milk.

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Andrew Burdick '24: Student of the Week January 18, 2024

January 18, 2024
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Andrew Burdick, Mercy House and Ascension School Alumnus, with Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '80

Although Andrew is in a number of leadership positions, he always goes above and beyond his leadership responsibilities.  In the classroom, Andrew serves as a model student who is always willing to assist his peers with decoding programs. Andrew also deserves recognition for the simple things he does.  Every day when Andrew leaves my class he offers me a ‘Thank You’.
 

-Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '80
 

Favorite Restaurant:

Texas Roadhouse

Favorite Movie:

Good Morning Vietnam

Who would you like to play in a movie?

Indiana Jones

Place you'd love to travel:

Northern Alps

What activities do you participate in?

Boy Scouts of America, Youth Ministry, Cross Country, and Track and Field

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

Carroll is an exciting, almost electric, environment where I have had the opportunity to learn and grow.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place where you feel at home that teaches you not only academics, but also how to be a better person.

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

Prevail. Whatever challenge you are up against can be overcome.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To live a life in service of others

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to be outside on hikes, finding my own way.

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Julian Correa Quiroz '24: Student of the Week December 13, 2023

December 13, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Julian Correa Quiroz ‘24, Charity House and Our Lady of the Rosary School Alumnus, with Mr. Erik Ramsey ’93 and Mr. Chris Sorrell '83

Julian Correa-Quiroz is a translator-extraordinaire' for families who have lots of questions about Carroll and are still learning English.  His patience and attentiveness to those parents and children are as impressive as it gets.

-Mr. Chris Sorrell '83

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Giordano's

Favorite Movie:

Tokyo Drift

Who would you like to play in a movie?

Pedro Paschal

Place you'd love to travel:

Tokyo, Japan

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

The people here are so open with each other and families grow together daily.

What should school “do” for you?

I feel like school should be a safe and relaxing place for all people.  Even though it can cause a lot of stress, it could lead to something nice. Also, I feel like it should have the best interest in us as a community and have a well-rounded mindset for kids that need help with personal or educational growth.

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

Never give up on your hopes and dreams because if God challenges you with something, it only means he has something better for you at the end.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To be successful and make my parents proud of all my accomplishments.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time hanging out around friends and family.  If I'm not with them, then I'm doing something active, like going to the gym.

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Jaylyn Fiori '24: Student of the Week December 5, 2023

December 05, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Jaylyn Fiori ‘24, Mercy House, with Mrs. Courtney (Griffith) Thompson ’16

Jaylyn has really been working hard this year to make improvements in her study and homework habits! She’s been excited to be at school this year and her grades have improved as well. She’s working hard to build good habits and relationships in her senior year.

-Mrs. Courtney (Griffith) Thompson

Favorite Restaurant:

Sake

Favorite Movie:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Who would you like to play in a movie?

If I could play anyone in a movie, I would choose to play Selene who is Played by Kate Beckinsale in Underworld.

Place you'd love to travel:

Vatican City

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

My favorite part about being a student at Carroll would be how much the faculty cares about the students.

What should school “do” for you?

Something a school should do for us is teach us knowledge of what we need to know for when we graduate.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame an obstacle, is that you are much stronger than what life puts in your way .

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to travel the world and see many different parts of nature.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my free time by going to the local skate park with my friends to paint the ramp and go to concerts.

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Grace Simpson '24: Student of the Week November 17, 2023

November 17, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Grace Simpson '24, Gonzaga House and St. Luke School Alumna, with Mrs. Mary Ollier

Grace sat down with a fellow student who is new to Carroll and helped her navigate some important parts of our class, including logging into her textbook, finding the daily agenda, and completing and turning in assignments. Grace's kindness and compassion were a great example of our welcoming Patriot spirit! 

-Mrs. Mary Ollier

Favorite Restaurant:

Olive Garden

Favorite Movie:

Nimona

Who would you like to play in a movie?

Nimona

Place you'd love to travel:

Colorado

Activities you participate in:

I am in marching band, sewing club, and Write-On.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is being in the band.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare me for life's challenges.

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

I learned that I can't let grief hold me back from doing things I need to do.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to work in a greenhouse and study plants.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time reading and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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Coleman Fox '24: Student of the Week November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Coleman Fox ‘24, Baltimore House and St. Luke School Alumnus, with Mr. Jason Hughes ’96

Coleman Fox is a daily reminder of the ‘we not me’ attitude that we strive to live by.  Always willing to lend a hand or volunteer to take on a task for the greater good, Coleman makes Carroll a better place.  His ever present smile and good nature are proof that it’s always a great day to be a Patriot.

-Mr. Jason Hughes '96

Favorite Restaurant:

Johnny Huston’s Grille & Bar

Favorite Movie:

Green Book

Who would play you in a movie?

Anthony Michael Hall

Place you'd love to travel:

Stamford Bridge

Activities you participate in:

I participate in The Freedom Players Drama Club, Military Kids' Club, National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, Latin Club, and Carroll Bowling.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the House System and the sense of community that it generates.

What should school “do” for you?

School should first and foremost educate you, but it should also create a supportive environment that you can lean on.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle is that you always have to consider the other side in every situation.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to raise and take care of a family.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time listening to music, doing service, and watching movies and TV shows.

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Caleb Jackson '26: Student of the Week November 2, 2023

November 02, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Caleb Jackson '26, Mercy House, with Mr. Steve Merland

Caleb was out due to surgery for quite a while and got all of his work done within a few days of returning.  He had a positive attitude throughout the process of missing school, making up the work and transitioning to our current work.  He handled what could have been a really challenging situation responsibly like a true Carroll Patriot.

-Mr Steve. Merland

Favorite Restaurant:

Chick-fil-a

Favorite Movie:

Gone in 60 Seconds

Who would play you in a movie?

David Spade

Place you'd love to travel:

West Virginia

Activities you participate in:

I'm a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

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

The atmosphere and the other students

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a social and educational foundation.

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

A lesson I learned was to do stuff in small increments. I learned this due to me being out for 2-3 weeks because of a surgery I had.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To not have to worry about budgeting my money.  I want to be very financially stable and independent at a young age.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to work on cars and trucks and hang out with my friends.

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Sofia Fedorisinova '24: Student of the Week October 26, 2023

October 26, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Sofia Fedorisinova ‘24, Baltimore House, with Mr. Erik Ramsey ’93

Sofia advances the classroom environment with her participation, which has included sharing her story of coming to the United States from Slovakia, initiating clarifying questions, and overall setting a great example for the other students. - Mr. Erik Ramsey '93

We have a student in class this week who is new to Carroll. Sofia walked her to their next class and offered the student a kind welcome and a friendly face! 

-Mrs. Mary Ollier

Favorite Restaurant:

My mom's kitchen ;)

Favorite Movie:

A Walk to Remember

Who would play you in a movie?

A lawyer

Place you'd love to travel:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Activities you participate in:

I'm a member of the Badminton Club.

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

I like the house system because it brings us students closer together and we have time to talk to each other.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give me the education that I need for real life, not only for academic progress. Carroll is the place that does that for me.

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

Don't stop trying and fighting for things you want to accomplish because nothing is impossible or too hard if you try.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in my life is to travel as much as possible and to have a happy family.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to play sports, write poetry, sing, and spend time with my family.

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Student of the Week Brooklynn Newton '26: October 20, 2023

October 20, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Brooklynn Newton ‘26, St. Mary’s House, with Mrs. Acacia Morrell and Ms. Emily Fogus

Brooke is in my family room, and she is exhibiting leadership traits, keeping her grades up, and all in all has really grown as a student and leader this year.

-Mrs. Acacia Morrell

Brooke has been a rock star student this year! She has shown so much growth in both her academic and athletic abilities. She is always asking ‘what else?’ , whether that be what else can she help with, what else is there for her to learn, or what else can she get involved in. Brooke is an excellent example of what a well rounded, responsible student should be.

-Ms. Emily Fogus

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Roosters

Favorite Movie:

The Nun

Who would play you in a movie?

Taissa Farmiga

Place you'd love to travel:

Texas

Activities you participate in:

I'm a member of the wrestling team.

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

My favorite part of being a Carroll student is that everyone is nice and that I get to do things that I could not do at my previous school.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide you with the best education possible.

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

To tell myself that I can do something instead of put myself down because it's hard on the first try.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to be a veterinarian.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time wrestling or hanging out with family and friends.

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Student of the Week Kara Kates '24: October 12, 2023

October 12, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Kara Kates ‘24, Mercy House and Ascension School alumna, with Mrs. Meaghan (Crowe) Fite ’97

Kara bought lunch for someone who is not her friend or that she really even knew. She added the student's lunch to her account without skipping a beat.  Kindness goes a long way.

- Mrs. Meaghan (Crowe) Fite '97

 

Favorite Restaurant:

Red Robin

Favorite Movie:

The Bee Movie

Who would play you in a movie?

Melissa McCarthy or Tiffany Haddish

Place you'd love to travel:

Spain

Activities you participate in:

I participated in tennis for my first year as a senior. I am part of the Spanish club, I play lacrosse, and I played soccer for three years.

Favorite part about being a student at Carroll:

My favorite part of being a student at carroll is getting to see my classmates and teachers everyday at school

What should school “do” for you?

I think school should make you excited for the rest of your life, knowing that we are getting a quality education at Carroll will help us in the long run.  Doing anything in school should feel like an accomplishment.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle in my life is that even though it may feel like you can’t open up about your struggles, you will ultimately always have someone in your corner even if you don't realize that they are there.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to grow up and be successful in my career and end up living on a lake with a beautiful lake house and family.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time with my friends and family by watching a good movie or TV show or driving around singing and listening to music.

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Student of the Week Peyton Carr '25, September 28, 2023

September 28, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Peyton Carr '25, Charity House and Immaculate Conception School alumnus, with Mrs. Allison Ford

Peyton exemplifies what it means to be a Archbishop Carroll High School Patriot. He is kind, compassionate, and hard working. His wit and good nature brings a smile to all those around him. He loves Carroll and is excited for his junior year!

-Mrs. Allison Ford

Favorite restaurant:

Texas Roadhouse

Favorite movie:

Ponyo

Place I want to visit:

Switzerland

The Actor who would Play me in a movie is:

Michael Cera

Activities You Participate In:

Photography for Carroll, Drama for Carroll, Volunteer work for SICSA, Youth and Government club

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

Carroll has a wide variety of things you can do and diversity of people.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare its students for the life that comes afterward

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

You should always try to be there for someone else when needed.

What's your biggest dream in life?

Learn how to play every instrument.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I like to explore the city and see what new things are out there to do.

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Student of the Week Matthew Rodgers '26: September 21, 2023

September 21, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Matthew Rodgers '26, Baltimore House and St. Helen School alumnus, with Mrs. Katie Nielsen

Matthew has been so helpful in Family Room this year. He has taken initiative to help our incoming freshmen and our three transfer students log in to view their grades and has offered to help them on academic days with their work. He's been very inclusive and welcoming in our family even as a sophomore. We're so happy to have him in our family, and his efforts to welcome others into our family are greatly appreciated.

-Mrs. Katie Nielsen

Favorite restaurant:

BJ's Brewhouse

Favorite movie:

The Blindside

Place I want to visit:

Canada

The Actor who would Play me in a movie is:

Ryan Reynolds

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

I love the extracurricular activities that the school offers.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a safe place for you to learn and be comfortable in the classroom.

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

If you make a mistake, forgive yourself before you ask others for forgiveness.

What's your biggest dream in life?

I want to play college football.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I like to watch or play football.

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Three Carroll students "Illuminate" at 2023 TEDxYouth Dayton

June 21, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Mia Harrison ‘23, Nathan Snizik ’23, and Karissa Speakman '23 participated in the TEDxYouth Dayton “Illuminate” event.  These three Archbishop Carroll High School students were part of a group of ten area young people who gave speeches in the Rose Auditorium of the Dayton Art Institute on March 16, 2023.

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Gabriella Kimbrough '24, Student of the Week May 8, 2023

May 08, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Gabriella Kimbrough '24, Trinity House, with Mrs. Tara Ashworth

Gabriella transferred into Carroll during school year and is a rockstar at Spanish.  She offers to help all of the time, takes time to come in early, and stays late just to help others. Her middle name might be "service" and we just don't know it.

-Mrs. Tara Ashworth

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

My favorite part about Carroll is the community. I transferred in the middle of the school year and was worried about making friends and meeting people, but that has been the easiest part of the transition. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and helpful in making it a smooth transition. One of the first weeks I was at Carroll, there was a basketball game where Moses came and "parted the water" so everyone wore different colors and we acted it out at half-time. I remember thinking it was so neat that we all coordinated that. Also at that game, I had shown up alone and was nervous I would just be standing alone in the bleachers, but I ended up leaving after to get food with a group of people.

What should school “do” for you?

Something a school should do that Carroll does an amazing job at is providing students the opportunity to connect with one another and find their passions with their peers.

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

A cliché lesson I have learned from obstacles is that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Things might be really difficult, but there can be joy in every day if you look for it or make it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I have a bunch of goals, but I want to be able to spend time with my family, hopefully traveling together. I want to go to college and major in biomedical science for pre-med. I am currently interested in orthopedic surgery and emergency medicine.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I play lacrosse and run cross country and track. I love spending time with friends and family. My little sister and I are really close, and one morning of the week we go to Starbucks before school to hangout.  Most of the time we spend there is just us laughing about the most random things.

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Tyler Schmalstig '23: Student of the Week April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Tyler Schmalstig '23, Gonzaga House and Immaculate Conception School alumnus, with Mr. Ben Swick

Tyler is hardworking, kind, models our Catholic values, shows perseverance and willingness to try new things outside of his comfort zone, and serves as a leader for our whole house.

-Mr. Ben Swick
 

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

The community, especially all of the wonderful teachers.

What should school “do” for you?

School should make me feel like I am around my friends, learning things, and having a decent amount of fun while doing it. Even though everyday can't be fun, it is always a great day to be a Patriot!

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

I was failing a class, so I learned I have to do my homework in order to be successful in school.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to become a very successful comic book artist live a comfortable and fulfilling life while doing so.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I enjoy making art, and playing card games and video games.

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Lucy Buhrman '24: Student of the Week April 19, 2023

April 19, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Lucy Buhrman '24, Mercy House, with Mrs. Linda Edwards

Lucy has accepted to major responsibility of being next year's yearbook editor.  She has spent this semester getting ready for a great book her senior year!

-Mrs. Linda Edwards

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Tennis and Yearbook.

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

The community. I think having a small student body makes it so much better because everyone knows each other, and it is a lot more personal.

What should school “do” for you?

I think school should set you up for a good future to be successful.

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

Turn to music!! When I'm going through a hard time, I find that Taylor Swift always has a song that can relate to it. Listening to her songs can always help me get through it. You could do that with any artist you like, too!

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To meet queen Taylor Swift!

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Hayden Everding '23: Student of the Week April 4, 2023

April 04, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Hayden Everding ‘23, St. Mary’s House & Holy Angels School Alumnus, with Mr. Dennis Brun '85

Hayden is disciplined, leads by example, and is well-rounded.   He has demonstrated leadership by obtaining the Star Rank in Boy Scouts, helping to lead our Music Ministry at school and as a Family Room leader, his achievements in Track and Cross Country, and his achievement in the classroom.   Each time I taught Hayden, he has taken his coursework seriously, participated in class, and was a model student for his peers to observe and follow.  He’s not afraid to speak up or take initiative.   When Hayden says he’s going to do something, you can count on him to do it.

-Mr. Dennis Brun '85
 

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Cross Country, Mass Choir, Track and Field, and Jazz Combo.

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

I enjoy the wide variety of extracurricular opportunities.

What should school “do” for you?

It should allow you to immerse yourself in whatever your things are; arts, sports, academics, and more. You should be able to tailor your own experience.

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

Sometimes, you need to focus only on the task at hand to overcome an obstacle. You have to push all the doubts and other possibilities out of your mind and just do what you can at that moment. 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

A job in the music industry. I would like to be a recording engineer, as I love music and science. I would be living "the dream" if my job somehow involves music.

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Reviving Model UN at Carroll: Meet Mia Harrison '23

March 29, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Reflections.  Click here to read the entire magazine.

Mia Harrison ‘23 has her sights set on working in the US State Department using diplomacy to change the world. This year, she revived a club at Archbishop Carroll High School to help her make that dream come true.

Starting a new chapter of the Model United Nations at Carroll was a project she began as a freshman but had to put on hold as the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything about how schools and group events like the Model UN summit operated in Ohio and around the world. Now as a senior, Mia was able to bring that group to life at Carroll with the help of Social Studies teacher Mrs. Courtney (Griffith) Thompson ‘16.

“As long as you have the support and structure in place or a teacher who is enthusiastic about putting it in place, it’s easier than you might think to start
a club like this at Carroll,” Harrison said. “Mrs. Thompson was energetic about getting us involved.”

Harrison and Thompson met about once a month over the summer to lay the groundwork for the rest of the club members and work through logistical
hurdles to register for the conference scheduled for December 2022. Once the school year began, they met two or three times a month with the other 14 club members to prepare resolutions for the countries they chose to represent at the conference: Nicaragua, Fiji, and Nigeria.

The three geographically and politically diverse nations offered the students an opportunity to focus on a specific problem facing those countries and work within the UN’s 17 goals to solve it. The group representing Fiji proposed building more hydroelectric dams to help grow tourism while preserving the country’s natural resources and beauty. The delegation for Nigeria chose to build resource centers for the country’s citizens. For Nicaragua, the delegation led by Mia, the students proposed that the UN oversee the country’s elections to ensure a fair outcome and protect citizens who express dissent over the current regime’s policies.

All three groups presented their country’s resolution. Out of 150 resolutions prepared by students across Ohio, the Nicaraguan delegation was one of 35 to pass the preliminary security council for presentation to the General Assembly for debate to become official UN policy.

“I was ecstatic to be able to present in that room,” Harrison said. “Your bill is read, and other members of the conference either attempt to destroy or support it. I had been waiting to do this my entire high school career, and it finally happened. I felt blessed and grateful that we put this together.”

Although the bill did not become policy, Mia and the rest of the students were grateful for a true cross-curricular experience. After learning about injustices in Central America during Spanish and religion classes, researching their nations and writing resolutions showed the students where the UN Goals and Catholic Social Teaching overlap.

“When you look at the seven components of Catholic Social Teaching, you see that they align very closely with the UN Goals,” Harrison said. “What the goals of the UN and Catholic Church are trying to do are similar to what a lot of people want the world to be like, and Carroll lets it be known that we are working towards those goals.”

Mia Harrison was recognized as an Outstanding Leader at the conference and Maria Camacho '23 was recognized as the runner-up in an essay contest for her response to a prompt about world peace.

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Student of the Week Anh Le '24, March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Anh Le '24, Charity House, with Mrs. Nicole Druck

Ahn Le is in her first year here from Vietnam and has tackled the challenge coming to a new school.  Anh has made an amazing effort to make new friends and be engaged, and she works very hard in her classes while also learning what life is like being an "American teen".  Anh has also shared traditions from Vietnam such as how her family celebrated their Vietnamese New Year.

-Mrs. Nicole Druck

What activities do you participate in?

I am involved in the International Club and the Spanish Club. I really enjoyed the time doing activities with friends in the clubs. Besides, the field trips of the International Club give me chances to make new friends and enjoy the time with them. The activity I like the most is skating with the International Club.

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

As a student at Carroll, I feel very happy to participate in many activities which are organized by the school. My favorite activities are House Events because they help me to connect with other friends in my House. House Events help me develop skills to work with other friends and bring us closer to each other.

What should school “do” for you?

School is great now because because it is meeting all my needs. The other students are friendly and nice to me. My teachers help me a lot with any assignments, and they always answer my questions about anything.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle was that I can rest when I feel too tired to do something, but I must not stop completely.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to work a job I like, have a happy life, and have more time to take care of my parents.

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Chalsie Fedkow '23: Student of the Week March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Chalsie Fedkow ‘23, Trinity House & St. Helen School Alumna, with Mr. Jim Murray and Mrs. Melissa (Balsom) Fisher ’83

Chalsie is a Trinity Captain and has led the Family Room very well – she plans well and executes those plans to her fullest.  Chalsie also has a Cricut and has made many things this year for Trinity House.  She would not accept money and did it for service hours.  She made posters for the Trinity Cheer in the fall as well as t-shirts and coasters for Christmas presents for the Trinity faculty and staff.

-Mrs. Melissa (Balsom) Fisher '83
 

What activities do you participate in?

I am a Captain for Trinity House. 

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

My favorite part of being a Carroll student is being able to be a Captain for Trinity House, show other students the Carroll spirit, and inspire them to be there best during their Carroll experience.  The whole community here at Archbishop Carroll High School is a blessing to me.

What should school “do” for you?

What I think school should do for me is make sure everyone here feels welcomed at all times and prepare me for my future in life and education.

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

The end of my junior year here at Carroll was a very difficult obstacle for me because I was stressed out a lot with worry about my next step of my high school career.  It’s a big step in our life, but the teachers and counselors here at Carroll helped calmed me down and showed me what each step was like for college.  I was very worried to apply to my dream college, but they told me not to worry because Carroll prepares you very well and can help you get into all of your dream colleges if you strive for it. So, the start of my senior year here at Carroll was not overwhelming because I was accepted into my dream college thanks to the faculty here at Carroll.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to attend Sinclair Community College and get a bachelor’s degree in interior design, then move on to finding a job as an interior designer.

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Democracy in Action: A Student's Experience as a First-Time Voter

March 15, 2023
By Matthew Kolsti '23

Editor's Note: This story appears in the Winter 2023 edition of Reflections.  Click here to read the entire publication online.

Matthew Kolsti '23

I have always had an interest in the way our world works. Since I was a little kid, I would read and watch videos about all kinds of random, but strangely fascinating things, such as where the trash goes, what happens to my money after I buy something, or how race cars can go so fast. I was always curious to learn about things and find out how they affected me, or even how I can affect them. So, as I got older and gained a greater understanding and appreciation of the world, it was natural I became interested in politics and how our government works.

What really had me counting down the days until the 2022 Midterms was how dependent our government is on the participation of the people: me.  I would be able to impact real issues that directly make a difference in many people’s lives. I soon realized that in order to make a positive impact, I would need to make informed decisions in who I choose to vote for.  I would need to understand all the facts surrounding an issue and have the ability to argue for myself with credible evidence. When I came to this realization I still felt I had a lot to learn. This is where Archbishop Carroll High School comes in.

I took two classes that I believe did more than enough to make me an informed voter. The first, AP U.S History, I took my sophomore year. While much of the time it was a rigorous, tiring class that made me consider visiting the guidance counselor’s office, I know with hindsight that in reality, it is one of the best things I could have done. It provided so much context and knowledge about many of the issues we face today. It’s impossible to understand current events without understanding the events of the past, and APUSH absolutely helped me to do that. The passion of my teacher, Mr. [Erik] Ramsey ‘93 also fueled my enthusiasm to learn more.

The following year, my junior year, I took AP Government with Mr. [Chris] Sorrell ‘83. I could go on and on about the great things this class and this teacher did for me as a student, voter, and a person, but in short it helped me to apply what I had learned the year before. I learned the processes of our government, and exactly the means through which I was able to express my newly formed perspectives. I also understood the ways other people have been expressing their own perspectives and how I can join them. By the time I had completed the AP test, I felt I was ready to go to the polls and make an informed, positive impact.

After I voted for the first time, I was thrilled to finally be able to participate in something I have become so invested in. I felt that while it was one measly vote, it was an informed, educated, and passionate one. I was now a part of how our government works. The next day I went to tell Mr. Sorrell that I had voted, and he said something along the lines of, “And you’ll keep coming back.”

He’s right.

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Cam Brown '23: Student of the Week March 7, 2023

March 07, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Cam Brown '23, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Jill Kilby

Cameron leads by example.  He has stepped up in leadership on a number of occasions, especially during PATS Retreats which he has led twice this school year.  Cameron is kind and cares about people.  He has a quick smile and a big heart.  He is a great example of what a Carroll Patriot should be, and we are blessed to have him here.

 

What activities do you participate in?

I play lacrosse and run track here at Carroll.

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

My favorite part about being student at Carroll is the community. The teachers here are caring and understanding, and you can tell they really care about you.

What should school “do” for you?

I think school should be a place where you grow spiritually and mentally. It should be a place that nurtures and helps you grow.

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

The biggest lesson I have learned is to ask for help.  When I first came to Carroll, the workload was a big adjustment, and I struggled but found that there’s a community of people that want you to succeed. As a young man, it is hard to ask for help sometimes but there are always people there to help guide you.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in my life is to work in a career field I truly love and start a family someday.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoying hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and taking a nap when I can.

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Sophia Sassenberg '26: Student of the Week February 17, 2023

February 17, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Sophia Sassenberg '26, Gonzaga House, with Mr. Cody Byrd

The Archbishop Carroll Profile of a Patriot states, "A Patriot knows curiosity and enthusiasm can only enlarge the scope of the mind." Sophia Sassenberg brings the best of these qualities into every classroom she enters. Sophia is kind and respectful and has shown a fun and inquisitive approach to education during her freshman year. Sophia came to Carroll as a stand-out performer in the band, and through her curiosity and enthusiasm, she has elevated herself as a true stand-out Patriot.

-My. Cody Byrd

What activities do you participate in?

I do Marching Band, Communications for Freshman Class Council, Spanish Club, Pep Band, and Balloon Club.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the experience. I am able to meet new people all the time, I have made great friends, and enjoy all of my classes. I have learned so much already, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to attend Carroll for my high school experience.

What should school “do” for you?

I believe that school should prepare me for my future and further education. So far, I believe that Carroll is doing exactly that.

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

An obstacle I overcame was my fear of social interactions. Before sixth grade, I was one of the quietest, most reserved kids you would ever meet. I was scared of making mistakes or being made fun of, so I just stayed quiet. Then in sixth grade, I became friends with the people that made me who I am now. Making new friends brought me out of my shell, and I am so thankful for all of the people who have come to know and love me, especially the people who knew me before I became who I am. This experience taught me that you shouldn't worry about what other people think of you, you just need to find the right group of people who love and support you no matter what.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To lead a successful life.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I play the clarinet, hang out with my sister, listen to music, watch Netflix, pet my cat, Angler, and learn new instruments.

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Meredith Sanders '23: Student of the Week February 7, 2023

February 07, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Meredith Sanders '23, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Martha Saurine

Meredith did a really great job initiating the therapy dog session for final exams in December and helping plan a baby shower for Mrs Merkle.  She follows through with everything she promises and has been great to work with.

-Mrs. Martha Saurine

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Lacrosse, Tennis, International Club, Math Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish Club, House Council, and Ohio Math League.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is having teachers who support me outside of the classroom by attending sporting and fine arts events.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a safe place where you can explore who and what you want to be without judgment.

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

I learned the importance of not letting others define who you are, and above all, I learned that you need to do what makes you happy.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to conquer the lesson above: to be at peace with myself and not value others' opinions so much that I lose focus on my own. I also dream of being a judge on a cooking show, like Chopped, even though I lack culinary expertise.

How do you like spending your free time?

When I have free time, I like playing video games with my family, volunteering at 4 Paws for Ability, and playing the violin.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Student of the Week Gunnar Shiverdecker '25, November 11, 2022

November 10, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Gunnar Shiverdecker '25, Mercy House, with Mrs. Nicole Druck

Gunnar is an all around great kid.  His school spirit stands out as he went especially all in for Homecoming Spirit Week bringing a smile to everyone’s face.  He is very kind to everyone as well.

What activities do you participate in?

I'm a member of Chess Club and considering trying out for the Bowling Team.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is probably the sense of community, because despite me not being the most outgoing person, it took me almost no time to open up to others and make friends.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give me a place to not only prepare for the future that lies ahead of me and help me build friendships with people that will be there for me years after I've graduated.

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

I've come to learn from my obstacles that what comes after an obstacle is always worth pushing for, even if it's just a sense of accomplishment.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to give back to the BMX scene. With how much it has given me, I'd love to give back in any way possible, whether it be starting my own brand, opening a bike shop, or just helping the next generation of BMX riders by giving them extra parts or advice on a trick they can't seem to figure out.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend the majority of my free time outside of school riding BMX, laying down some nasty riffage on my 5 string bass, trying to figure out what to make for breakfast as a vegan, or playing video games with friends.

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Student of the Week Roberto Coronel Ramirez '26: November 2, 2022

November 02, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Roberto Coronel Ramirez '26, Mercy House, with Dr. Cody Smith

Roberto has been very engaged and works hard inside and outside of the classroom. While he prefers to work alone, I have noticed that he is willing to get outside of his comfort zone and work with his classmates during group activities. He is always one of the first students to attempt to answer questions and will ask questions when he needs assistance. While these are all great qualities in a student, the thing that I think puts him over the edge is at the end of class, he will go around the classroom and put up any chair that doesn't get put up by other students before he leaves for the day.

-Dr. Cody Smith

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in soccer.

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

The teachers at Carroll are what I like the most.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help me with what I need to achieve my goals.

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

Never giving up is very important.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Leading a happy life.

How do you like spending your free time?

Playing soccer with my friends.

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Student of the Week Caleb Weitz '26: October 7, 2022

October 07, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Caleb is a freshman this year, but due to his prior involvement in the Marching Patriots, he already possesses tremendous leadership skills.  He's punctual beyond expectation and always stays around to help organize equipment.   Caleb leads with a smile and encourages new members to be their best.

-Mr. Carl Soucek

Caleb Weitz '26, Trinity House, with Mr. Carl Soucek

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Marching Band, Drama Club, Stage Crew, and Mass Choir.  I also plan to run for Student Council.

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

My favorite part of being a Carroll student is all of the people there are so kind and helpful. I feel very comfortable with the Carroll family, and Carroll feels like a second home to me.

What should school “do” for you?

I believe that the purpose of school is to prepare me for college and all of the obstacles that I have ahead of me. Carroll is a great school and so far I am confident that Carroll is achieving just that.

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

One thing that I have learned from being a Carroll student is how to deal with time management. I have to balance activities with schoolwork. Being a section leader in Marching Band, participating in Drama Club, finishing homework, and all of the other things that I do is tough to achieve. I have learned to work it out and still achieve my goals.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to get good grades, go to college to get a good job, and stay happy through it all.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, watching movies, playing soccer, spending time outside, and playing music.

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Student of the Week Lauren Morquecho '23: September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Lauren Morquecho '23, Mercy House, with Mrs. Mary Ollier

Lauren Morquecho is the Inter-House Captain for Mercy House.  She is particularly skilled at welcoming, encouraging, and including her fellow students in activities and events. Lauren is upbeat and positive, and she's a champion for a student who may feel unincluded or is having a tough day. On schedule pick-up day, Lauren worked with native Spanish-speaking families to help those families complete the tasks needed for the start of the school year, and on Meet the Teacher night, she led our Family Room session by describing the academic, spiritual, emotional, and community benefits of Family Room and our House System.

-Mrs. Mary Ollier

What activities do you participate in?

I am in Spanish Honors Society, Spanish Club, Innerhouse Captain for Mercy and Softball.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the nurturing of the House System Family Rooms and the welcoming community.

What should school “do” for you?

It should create a positive environment for minority students as well as opportunities for them.

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

When you set your mind to something and you 100% know you can do it, do it don’t let someone else tell you that you can’t.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

For my family always to feel safe and protected.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time playing with my little sisters or watching my nephews play their sports.

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Student of the Week Matthew Conley '23: September 7, 2022

September 07, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Matt is a senior in Gonzaga Family Room 209 and has more than stepped up as a leader and support to our Captain, Michael McHugh.  He has taken charge of the celebration of birthdays, initiated the family football fantasy draft, and has been an overall wonderful example as to how all seniors in every Family Room can get involved and have a positive influence.  Thank you Matt for all of your hard work and dedication to making everyone in our Family Room feel special and included!"

-Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle '11

Matt Conley ‘23, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle ’11

What activities do you participate in?

I'm a member of the Pop Culture Club.

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

I really enjoy the sense of community between the students and staff.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help prepare you for adulthood.

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

Community and the support it can provide is important.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to live in Ireland one day.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to listen to music and play guitar.

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Anna Murray '24: Student of the Week August 31, 2022

August 31, 2022
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Anna Murray '24, Trinity House, with Mrs. Martha Saurine

Anna took her own time to come in for freshman orientation to help behind the scenes, and she also has volunteered to help with the Mass set up and take the time to learn all of the sound system procedures.  Anna has been a great asset to Campus Ministry in these first few weeks.

-Mrs. Martha Saurine

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Cross Country, Track, and Balloon Club.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is knowing I can talk to my teachers whenever I need help with anything.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help you grow and overcome difficulties in academics as well as your social life.

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

I learned to always keep trying no matter how many times I failed.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to become an elementary school teacher and have a loving family.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends and watch Netflix.

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Hope Danis '25: Student of the Week May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022
By Carroll High School

Hope Danis, Baltimore House, with Mrs. Liz Emser

Hope is sweet, kind, and cares so deeply about everyone around her. She reaches out a helping hand before she is ever asked to do so. She is curious and inquisitive in her studies and works extremely hard to achieve success. Hope is a model Carroll Patriot, and I have no doubt that she will continue to lead with integrity and sincerity throughout her years at Carroll.

-Mrs. Liz Emser

What activities do you participate in?

I am a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams, Drama Club, and Mass Choir

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

My favorite part of Carroll is the teachers. They have made me feel completely welcome and at home in Carroll High School in addition to teaching me some of the most vital information of my life: how to deal with other students. 

What should school “do” for you?

I think that school should provide for you a foundation to join the world, and an atmosphere that encourages you to choose good and right rather than easy. 

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

I have learned throughout this year that everything does not have to work and fit perfectly.  You simply need to be striving for the best outcome because that is all you can control.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I don’t really know what I want to do with my life yet. In second grade, we had to make a book, and I said I wanted to be a mother of 11 kids. My teacher in all her wisdom said try one first. I’m still not really sure what I want to do, but I hope to learn what God wants for me in my time here at Carroll.

How do you like spending your free time?

I know that this is cheesy and overused but my favorite way to spend my time is with my family. I really can’t imagine a better day than doing anything with my family.

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Kelly Dong '22 and Pamela Olivas' 22: Students of the Week May 6, 2022

May 06, 2022
By Carroll High School

Pamela Olivas ‘22 (left) and Kelly Dong ’22 with Mrs. Linda Edwards

They are both our Yearbook Editors this year and have done an amazing job with our book and their role as leaders in the Yearbook class.  I'm very impressed with both of them.

-Mrs. Linda Edwards

Kelly Dong, Gonzaga House

What activities do you participate in?

I am an Editor in Yearbook Club, President of National Honor Society, and an Officer for Spanish club. Additionally, I am involved in Ohio Math League, Spanish Honor Society, and I’m a research intern at Wright Patterson Air Force Base under mentor Dr. John Harrell.

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

The teachers are my favorite part about being at Carroll. Shoutout to Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Ollier, Dr. O’Malley, Ms. Caserta, Mrs. Fuhr, Mr. Ochs, Mayor Williams, and so many others. 

What should school “do” for you?

School should give you a little of an idea of what you want to do in life. Whether that be traveling, entering into a trade school, taking a break, or entering into college, school should support and inspire you to take your next few steps.

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

Although I was born in the US, I lived in China for the first four years of my life with my grandparents. When I came to the US, I barely knew any English going into preschool. Because of the language barrier, I was scared of talking. Therefore, through this, I have learned to ask the questions you have and to talk to the people you’ve always wanted to talk to; after all, there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever see anyone from your high school ever again.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life has always been to become an oncologist (a cancer doctor) and to get a dog. Part of my dream is coming true because my family is getting a toy poodle in a few weeks!

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I like to read, cook, and bake. Currently, I’ve baked a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes in search of the perfect cookie.

Pamela Olivas, Charity House

What activities do you participate in?

I am part of the marching band, Chamber Strings, Drama club, and I am a yearbook editor.

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

I love getting involved with various activities at Carroll and spending time with friends.

What should school “do” for you?

I believe school should teach us to be responsible and good people before we go out into the world.

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

I learned that sometimes it is okay when things don’t go the way you planned, it is better to learn from it and adapt.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I would love working to make my community better and helping as many people as I can. 

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time playing my viola and hanging out with friends.

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Evelyn Myers '24: Student of the Week April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Evelyn Myers '24: April 28, 2022

Evelyn Myers '24, Mercy House, with Mr. Aaron West '07

Evelyn’s work ethic pushes her to stand out among her peers in her success in the classroom, on stage, and in extra-curricular activities.  As a member of Carroll’s color guard, Evelyn’s performance qualities are captivating and draw you into her performance.

-Mr. Aaron West '07

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Marching Band and also perform in Winter Guard.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is how involved the community is and the many activities the school has to offer. There are so many clubs and sports available for anyone to join.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a safe place to further your education and also your relationships with others. It should be an area where everyone is comfortable to share their thoughts and learn important life lessons.

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

I learned the importance of resting when you need to, so you don’t break. If things aren’t working out the way that you wanted, it is best to take a step back and reevaluate the problem

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to become better at viola and art, so I can eventually share what I enjoy with others.  Most importantly, I want to have a family with a lot of cats.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my cats, reading, listening to music, drawing, playing video games, and making smoothies.

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Meredith Sanders '23: Student of the Week April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Meredith Sanders '23: April 21, 2022

Meredith Sanders '23, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Tara Ashworth

Meredith is a patient, kind, and helpful tutor who goes the extra mile to check back in to see if other students need extra help.  She is one of the presidents of the International Club and constantly goes above the requirements by making sure her leadership position expectations are not only met but exceeded.

-Mrs. Tara Ashworth

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Lacrosse, Tennis, International Club, Math Club, Class Council, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Ohio Math League.

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

I enjoy being able to say that I have gone to school here longer than most of the seniors because I took math here in 7th and 8th grade.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare you not only for the next chapter of your life, but for the whole rest of the novel.

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

I learned the importance of not letting others define who you are, and above all, I learned that you need to do what makes you happy.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Although I have a lot of goals for myself, my biggest dream in life is to find all of my dog’s brothers and sisters and hold a huge family reunion for them in a large yard with lots of squeaky toys and peanut butter.

How do you like spending your free time?

When I have free time, I like playing video games with my family (specifically any Mario game) and volunteering at 4 Paws for Ability.

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Jakob Burdick '22: Student of the Week April 7, 2022

April 07, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Jakob Burdick '22: April 7, 2022

Jakob Burdick '22, Mercy House, with Mrs. Katie Baker

Jakob is a remarkable student.  His success with his TedTalk and his achievements in Latin class are truly outstanding.

-Mrs. Katie Baker

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Youth in Government, Revolution, Boy Scouts, Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Baseball, Latin Honor Society, and National Honor Society.  I'm also a 2022 TEDxYouth Speaker.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the family environment that is present within the building each and every day. Carroll’s faculty and staff truly care about helping students become successful both in and out of the classroom.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a solid foundation for you to be successful outside of the classroom in the real world.

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

I have learned that everything happens for a reason and that you can always count on your friends and family to support you when you need it most.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be a successful politician who truly works for their constituents, rather than just themselves. If nothing else, I would love to have a family and be there for my children.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy watching the news and sporting events, going on a run, or hanging out with my friends.

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Annie Sableski '22: Student of the Week April 1, 2022

April 01, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Annie Sableski '22: April 1, 2022

 

Annie goes above and beyond to help the underclassmen feel included and involved at Carroll.

-Mrs. Anne (Calderone) Bertke '88

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Drama Club, Revolution, ITS, Mass Choir, and Cooking Club.

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

The amazing opportunities I get from being a part of extracurricular activities to meet amazing people.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place where people feel safe, connected, and free to express themselves. The students should always be happy and help the school run smoothly.

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

I learned that no matter what you go through in life, always have someone by your side for all of it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to become a kindergarten teacher at a Catholic school and give kids the chance to become the best version of themselves.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and playing with my dog.

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Hannah Wagner '23: Student of the Week March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Hannah Wagner '23: March 22, 2022

Hannah Wagner '23, Mercy House, with Mrs. Allie (Walsh) Spurling

Hannah has taken on the leadership role in our family room as a Junior. She has organized events and really helped bring the Family Room together. Taking on a role like that when you are younger than your peers can be intimidating, but she has done it with such grace and poise. Her leadership has inspired others to get involved as well, and I am so grateful for her!

-Mrs. Allie (Walsh) Spurling '08

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in soccer, lacrosse, cross country and indoor track. .

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the  community around me and our school spirit.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help me develop new skills and turn me into the best version of myself.

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

A lesson I have learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle is to always have hope, because hope improves our quality of life.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to have a job that I can truly enjoy and put my heart and soul into.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I like to hangout with my friends and go shopping with my mom and friends.

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Micah Kilby '22: Student of the Week March 3, 2022

March 03, 2022
By Carroll High School
Michah Kilby '22: Student of the Week March 3, 2022

Micah Kilby '22, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Mindy Monell

Micah has shown great leadership and direction this year as Family Room 312 captain. Because of her willingness to listen to everyone;s ideas, she has created an environment of inclusion.  All members feel valued and encouraged to participate in Family Room and House activities.

-Mrs. Mindy Monell

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Lacrosse.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is being surrounded by my classmates every day and learning to be a leader in and outside of school.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give you a foundation to make good decisions in life while also preparing you for college and all of life’s obstacles.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle is, 'This too shall pass.'

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to become a physician and help others every day. 

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time out on the field with my teammates and going to coffee shops around town. 

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Michael Duckro '22: Student of the Week February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Michael Duckro '22: February 18, 2022

Michael Duckro '22, Baltimore House, with Mrs. Martha Saurine

Michael has been a great example to his classmates of getting involved and serving.  He has given 100% to being a House Captain and a PATS Retreat Leader.

-Mrs. Martha Saurine

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track, and Baseball as well as Latin Honor Society.

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

Everyone here is very inclusive, and the energy at sporting events is amazing.

What should school “do” for you?

In my opinion, school should prepare students for their next step in life whether that be college, trade school, or getting straight into the workforce. School should work towards teaching us lessons on how to work hard while also broadening our knowledge and education.

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

Never let people hold you down or back, and always be true to who you are.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to work as a successful Civil Engineer and provide for a family of my own.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my free time playing Xbox, hanging out with friends, and watching Marvel movies.

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Mckenzie Walsh '22: Student of the Week February 7, 2022

February 07, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Mckenzie Walsh '22: February 7, 2022

Mckenzie Walsh '22, Trinity House, with Mrs. Jill Kilby

McKenzie is always ready and willing to help out in any situation.  She has a smile on her face and a serving heart.  Recently, she has been seen helping a fellow student who has been struggling with some health issues.  She is sweet and kind and a great Patriot.

-Mrs. Jill Kilby

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in lacrosse, football team managers, and powderpuff football.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is getting to form amazing relationships with a lot of different people.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare you for the future, whatever your future may be.

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

You can’t control what happens in your life, so you have to just roll with it (just smile and wave everyone, smile and wave).

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to become a successful physical therapist and have a family that loves to play sports.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time playing lacrosse and spending time with friends and family.

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Ethan DiCicco '22: Student of the Week January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Ethan DiCicco '22: January 27, 2022

Ethan DiCicco '22, Trinity House, with Mr. Carl Soucek

Ethan DiCicco is a class act.  He acts with integrity in his classes and challenges himself every day by going outside of his comfort zone.  He is a model of classroom behavior and a mentor to the underclassmen who look up to him.

-Mr. Carl Soucek

What activities do you participate in?

I am a member of the Carroll High School Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Bands, and Film Club.

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

It has to be the opportunities that I’m given here. It’s never too late to get involved at Carroll. Whether you’re an incoming Freshman or a second semester Senior, there is always a welcoming environment waiting for you. I encourage everyone to get out of their comfort zone at least once during their time at Carroll.

What should school “do” for you?

School should set me up for success. It should provide an environment that feels safe and comfortable -- a perfect balance between working and socializing.

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

For the first quarter of my Junior year, I attended online public school due to Covid. I went into it with an open mind, but it just didn’t compare. By the time I finally came back to Carroll, I had learned the importance of community and never to take it for granted.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Ultimately, I’d like to end up doing something creative, something that I can really pour myself into and be proud of the results like writing songs or filming movies. 

How do you like spending your free time?

I love spending my free time playing instruments with my friends, going to the gym, and listening to music.

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Robert Betts '22: Student of the Week January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Robert Betts '22: January 20, 2022

Robert Betts '22, Charity House, with Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

Robert is a dedicated and hardworking student in my computer science classes. He is willing to help others, actively participates in class, and has also helped fill a void in Charity House leadership.

-Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

What activities do you participate in?

I am in Marching Band and Symphonic Band.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the learning environment as well as all the activities we do here, such as the House competitions.

What should school “do” for you?

Teach me about important things like academics and real world problems.

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

One difficult obstacle that I have faced was online learning. I overcame this by studying more and paying hard attention to what was being taught, as well as self-teaching.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

One of my biggest dreams in life is to turn my fish keeping hobby into a business.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time by tending to my fish keeping hobby and hanging out with friends.

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Student of the Week: Preston Davis '23 and Destiny Wright '22

January 13, 2022
By Carroll High School
Destiny Wright '22 and Preston Davis '23: Students of the Week January 13, 2022

Destiny Wright '22, Baltimore House and Preston Davis '23, Mercy House with Mr. Chris Ochs

Both students went well above and beyond what was needed in their clean-up efforts in Study Hall and actually ended up cleaning the cafeteria as well as the hallway between the cafeteria and the gym.

All this was done on their own.  I did not ask them to do it.  They saw a need and a call to action and acted upon it.

To me, these efforts are symbolic of what a Patriot is and should be.

-Mr. Chris Ochs

 

Destiny Wright:

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Lacrosse and Powder Puff Football, and I am a Football manager.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is being part of the House System.  I also enjoy how everyone here is so welcoming and nice

What should school “do” for you?

School should be like a second home where you can get a good education and in a friendly environment.

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

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To join the US Air Force and to own a shelter for only squirrels.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my free time playing lacrosse and hanging out with friends and family.

Preston Davis:

What activities do you participate in?

I play baseball and do service projects.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is how everyone works together and how we have such a good community.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help to push ourselves harder and excel in our academics so that we can be successful later in life.

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

A lesson I learned when I overcame a difficult obstacle was that no matter if you fail the first time, you should always keep trying and push yourself.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be successful at what I end up doing for a career and to have a beachfront mansion in Longboat Key, Florida.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time hanging out with friends, training my new dog, and trying new things.

 

 
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Student of the Week: Sam Zidar '23

December 14, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Sam Zidar '23: December 16, 2021

Sam Zidar '23, Charity House, with Mrs. Nicole Druck

Sam transferred this year and has been an amazing addition to our Family Room and Carroll High School.  She is kind, always positive, and an awesome student.  She has fit into the Carroll community seamlessly and completely embraces what a Patriot student should be.

-Mrs. Nicole Druck

What activities do you participate in?

I had the opportunity to help out on the makeup crew for the fall play in addition to participating in Spanish Club and lacrosse.

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

I love the atmosphere of community and how connected everyone is.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place that enables students to grow in both academic and social spheres, while also preparing them for the future.

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

Being the youngest of seven, I have always been surrounded by my siblings. When they started leaving for college, one-by-one, it was hard for me to adjust to the new environment. Through this difficult transition, I learned the importance of enjoying the present moment and the time you have with people.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to attend medical school and have a career that allows me to work with children and those in need.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend a majority of my time with my friends and family, finding new coffee shops to try, reading, and running.

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Student of the Week: Max Murphy '24

December 07, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Max Murphy '24: November 7, 2021

Max Murphy '24, Trinity House, with Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle

Max is a kind and positive young man who exemplifies a level of responsibility beyond his years.  While there was a substitute teacher in the room, Max created a review game for the class to play to study for the upcoming test.  I was very impressed to see this first hand when I came back into the room and everyone was either working on their assignments or reviewing with Max's game.  A big “Thank You” goes to Max for leading the class in active studying!

- Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle '11

What activities do you participate in?

I am team manager for soccer, and I am a player on the volleyball team. 

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

My favorite part of being a student at carroll is going to the football games and cheering for the team with all of my friends.

What should school “do” for you?

I feel that school should give you a chance to improve and grow in not only your learning and studying skills, but also your social skills that everyone needs when working in groups with others for jobs and occupations.

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

When I overcome a huge obstacle in life, I feel satisfied that I beat something that feels insurmountable, and I feel like I grow as a person and gain new skills to make the job easier next time I am faced with a large obstacle.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to get a college education and have a steady job while still staying in touch with my friends and family.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to read, play games with my dogs, and spend time with my friends.

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Student of the Week: Grace Norman '23

November 17, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Grace Norman '23: November 17, 2021

Grace Norman '23, Mercy House, with Mrs. Linda Edwards

Grace is truly friendly.  I do not have her in class, but she speaks to me every day.  She has become my go-to for a shadow guide because she is just so nice.

-Mrs. Linda Edwards

What activities do you participate in?

I am currently in Spanish Club, and I am on the Girls Bowling team.

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

Honestly, my favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the community we have. I love the teachers and how they are here for you regardless if you take their class or not. I feel that the teachers love their students and know that we are human too, and that we make mistakes and mess up. I feel like this is a really important thing some schools forget.

What should school “do” for you?

I feel like school should prepare us for life outside of academics. It should prepare us for college, but also give us skills for how to deal with life, if we decide not to go to college. I feel like you should be able to take at least one (hopefully more) thing you learned and be able to apply it outside of academics in a positive way. It should also prepare you well for college.

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

That a support system of love can really be the thing you need to get through, and it is a lot easier to weather the storm when you have someone.  Also, a small act of kindness can go a long way when someone is having a bad day.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To find a job I love and surround myself with the people I love.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to read, play games with my dogs and  spending time with my friends.

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Student of the Week: Tami James '23

November 10, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Tami James '23: November 10, 2021

Tami James '23, St. Mary's House, with Mrs. Cecelia Grosselin

Tami knows what it means to take responsibility for her education in order to be successful in class. Despite a busy schedule of activities, Tami always structures her time so she can come in before or after school for extra help.  Tami knows she must take the initiative to ask for assistance in order to understand new concepts, review notes, or go over homework problems she missed.

-Mrs. Cecelia Grosselin

What activities do you participate in?

In school, I participate in Carroll Football and Basketball Cheer, Carroll Girl Scout Troop, and the Carroll Drama Club.  Outside of school, I participate in Dayton Academy of Gymnastics -  All-Star Cheer.

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

One of my favorite parts of being a student at Carroll is the House System. I am blessed with an amazing Family Room. Another one of my favorite parts is being able to cheer at the football and basketball games. It’s a great way of getting involved in the Carroll spirit, and it’s a great way to see everyone.

What should school “do” for you?

I believe a school should genuinely care about their students' education. The school should also create a close and caring community amongst the students, faculty, and community.

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

I learned that there is no shame in asking for help when you need it. It just shows that you care for your own educational gain, and it can even help you create a closer bond to your teachers. I also learned that not everything and everyone is perfect. Someone sitting right next to you may be struggling just like you, and by taking the time to ask your question, you may have just helped them realize that they’re not alone, and bonds are made.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to go to The Cheerleading Worlds competition, and win the whole Worlds competition.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love going to live performing arts shows (plays, musicals, dance exhibitions, etc). I especially LOVE going to watch ballets - my favorites are The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

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Student of the Week: Lucia Igitego '22

November 03, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Lucia Igitego '22: November 3, 2021

Lucia Igitego '22, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Jenny (Frankenberg) Hentrich '87 

What activities do you participate in?

I am an outfielder for the Softball team, have also been part of the cooking club since freshman year, as well as a member of Femme club.

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

I love the community and how close everyone is. I also love how all the faculty care about the students and will go out of their way to make sure we have a great day.

What should school “do” for you?

School should make you into the best person you can be. It should be the final step to finally becoming a mature adult and an outstanding person.

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

Last fall, I took night classes to obtain my State Tested Nursing Assistant license. After a few months, I graduated from the classes and went on to take my state test. Through this experience, I learned that anything is possible with hard work and effort.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I hope to start my own company sometime in the future. With this company I hope to be financially comfortable enough to adopt at least 3 kids and also start a program to better help the children in the foster care system.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy writing music, and sometimes, I start writing books but never finish. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and volunteering with them.

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Student of the Week: Madeline Kramer '25

October 28, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Madeline Kramer '25: October 26, 2021

Madeline has stepped up to volunteer for many campus ministry events and her thoughtfulness and kindness has gone above and beyond expectations.

-Mrs. Martha Saurine

Madeline Kramer '25, St. Mary's House, with Mrs. Martha Saurine

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Harry Potter Club, Revolution, Girl Scouts, and Youth Ministry.

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

My favorite thing about being a student at Carroll is the welcoming community and caring atmosphere.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help inspire a love of learning and teach you how to be a better citizen.

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

I learned that things will always get better no matter what happens. I learned to trust in God’s plan because there is always a purpose behind it, even if we don’t see it at the time.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to make a difference in the world for the better and to have a job that doesn’t feel like work.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and baking. I like doing different service projects the most. I enjoy making rosaries, spreading positivity, and passing out food to people in need. It feels amazing to make a difference in the community.

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Student of the Week: Ahna Brown '24

October 14, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Ahna Brown '24: October 14, 2021

Ahna Brown '24, Baltimore House, with Mr. Carl Soucek

Ahna regularly dedicates her limited free time to develop educational resources for her classmates.  She has a passion for learning and a knack for organization. 

She shows a genuine desire to help others succeed, both in the classroom and on the performance field.

-Mr. Carl Soucek

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Band and the Color Guard as well as Ohio Math League.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is being around the loving community.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give all types of students the opportunity to succeed in life by providing them with a proper education.

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

When overcoming a difficult obstacle, I tend to try to take it one step at a time to get through it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to be a help to the world in too many ways to count.

How do you like spending your free time?

I try to spend as much of my free time as I can helping others to the best of my ability.

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Student of the Week: Sydney Ramsey '24

October 08, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Sydney Ramsey '24: October 8, 2021

Sydney Ramsey '24, St. Mary's House, with Mrs. Marcy (Hemmert) Hughes '83

Sydney is a hardworking young woman whose smile lights up a classroom and a stage.  As a student, she works hard.  She never misses an assignment. Goal directed, she strives for understanding.  Sydney is a silent leader, often encouraging others to step forward, as she courageously does herself.

-Mrs. Marcy (Hemmert ) Hughes '83

What activities do you participate in?

The activities I participate in are Drama Club, Spanish Club, Girl Scouts, Cross Country, and Student Athletic Trainer.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is our community environment. Carroll feels like a family to me because everyone is so welcoming. The strong faith community we have here at Carroll is helping me grow as a Catholic.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help every student realize their full potential, and be a safe place for every student to learn. It should have supportive teachers and staff.

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

A lesson I learned is the importance of thinking outside the box. When you are in a difficult situation, sometimes all you need is a new perspective to find a solution you never would have thought of before.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to have a successful career after graduating from college.  I would like to travel, experience new cultures, and leave my mark on the world.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time with my family and friends, reading and writing stories, watching the Great British Bake Off, and listening to Broadway musicals.

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Student of the Week: Adriana Ahrens '25

September 30, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Adriana Ahrens '25: September 30, 2021

Adriana Ahrens '25, St. Mary's House, with Mrs. Allie (Walsh) Spurling '08

Adriana is incredibly kind, helpful, and hardworking - an awesome freshman doing great things!

-Mrs. Allie (Walsh) Spurling '08

What activities do you participate in?

I enjoy participating in multiple activities including basketball, softball, cross-country, and band.

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

The overall morale of Carroll is positive, inviting, and energetic -- which makes participating in school events, such as Spirit Week my favorite part of being a student at Carroll.

What should school “do” for you?

For me, school should be a place to learn how to interact with the world in the years to come.

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

Throughout the past month, I have come to understand that trust is a huge component of relationships with people. Trust is the foundation of all relationships. Coming into high school, I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to make friends, but here, I am hanging out with some other freshmen almost every weekend.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to live my life to the fullest with absolutely no regrets.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my free time hanging out with friends, playing the piano, and practicing basketball in my driveway.

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Student of the Week: Paxton Clark '23

September 23, 2021
By Carroll High School
Paxton Clark '23: Student of the Week September 23, 2021

Paxton Clark '23, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

Paxton is a hardworking student who works hard in all he does.  Paxton always has a great attitude and engages in class discussions.

-Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

What activities do you participate in?

Soccer, Food Bank volunteer

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

I love going to Family Room and Football games.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a quality education and opportunity for all students while allowing and enabling us to strengthen and grow our faith.

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

A difficult obstacle that I had to overcome recently was breaking my wrist.  I had to learn how to adapt to life while only using one hand. Although my wrist will heal, It made me rethink how people with permanent physical disabilities do not have it easy and how our world needs to be more accessible for the disabled.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to travel the world and find happiness.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy spending my free time playing soccer and hanging out with friends and family.

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Student of the Week: Sarah Campbell '24

September 17, 2021
By Carroll High School
Sarah Campbell '24: Student of the Week September 17, 2021

Sarah Campbell '24, Baltimore House with Mr. Chris Sorrell '83

Sarah Campbell has set the most wonderful example for how a student should be prepared, enthusiastic, and curious as each class begins. Her performance reflects well on her scores in the classroom and makes her an outstanding classmate. I think my seventh period class can rely on Sarah to be a leader in the room for the entire semester. Our class is better because Sarah is in it. Well done Sarah and the Campbell family.

-Mr. Chris Sorrell '83

What activities do you participate in?

Women's Soccer, Mass Choir, Spanish Club, Physical Therapy Club, and Drama club.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is because of the helpful and welcoming environment which pushes you to be the best you can and to your best abilities.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place where you learn not only about the required subjects taught there, but it should also be a place of community, fun, laughter, memorable experiences, and people. That is what school is all about.

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

Sometimes that when you are going 100 miles an hour, it is okay to slow down and take a look at all you have accomplished instead of thinking about all your mistakes. One mistake will slow you down, but only if you let it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I hope to graduate from a college with a degree in veterinary science.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love to watch sports and love to read.

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Student of the Week: Chase Hunt '24

September 09, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Chase Hunt '24: September 9, 2021

Chase Hunt '24, Charity House with Mrs. Beth Branum

Chase is extremely kind.  He recognizes the needs of others and diligently gives his gifts and talents to fill those needs.  I miss teaching him this year.

-Mrs. Beth Branum

What activities do you participate in?

I'm a member of the basketball team.

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

The great teachers and great environment. Everyone is very welcoming.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a great education that involves me learning great life skills to use in the future.

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

Make sure you understand the whole situation before acting.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to give back to my parents.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to play basketball, go fishing, and play with my dog.

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Student of the Week: AnnaMarie Honious '24

August 31, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week AnnaMarie Honious '24: August 31, 2021

AnnaMarie is a wonderful student. She is kind and cares about the world around her. She works hard in her academics and balances school with color guard. AnnaMarie is a model Patriot for others, and we are so happy to have her in our community and our Family Room.

-Mrs. Allison Ford

AnnaMarie Honious '24, Trinity House with Mrs. Allison Ford

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in Carroll’s musical. I am a part of Carroll’s color guard. I am also on BONDs, which is a high school robotics team.

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is being a part of the Carroll community. I really feel like I am a part of a big family. Nobody hesitates to welcome anyone who is new to the school. I feel so proud to be a part of such a kind community. It strengthens me to know that we can accomplish anything as a school and as a community.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare me for my future and help me develop important skills, while guiding and nourishing me spiritually.

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

You have to believe in yourself and you can never give up, even in the face of challenges. It is okay to take breaks as long as you keep moving forward. Perseverance will get you through any obstacle.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to help others and to live for God through every step. I want to make a difference in others’ lives through the way that I treat them. I would also love to find a job that I am passionate about.

How do you like spending your free time?

I love to read, talk to my closest friends, and go to the lake with my family.

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Student of the Week: Meghan Parlette '24

May 20, 2021
By Carroll High School

Meghan Parlette '24, Trinity House, with Mrs. Liz Emser

As a freshman, Meghan is already exhibiting strong leadership qualities in the classroom. She is respectful, kind to all of her classmates, and doesn't hesitate to lend a hand. She isn't afraid to laugh at her own mathematical mistakes, which is a good quality to have in life (especially in math class!), but she also accepts the challenge of fixing her errors in order to improve her skills.

-Mrs. Liz Emser

What activities do you participate in?

Basketball

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I enjoy being part of a welcoming community with good teachers and friends.

What should school “do” for you?

School should make you a better person in all aspects of life.

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

Anything is possible if you try your best.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To live a successful and happy life

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to hang out with my friends and family.

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Student of the Week: Sam Wittmann '22

May 11, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Sam Wittmann '22: May 11, 2021

Sam Wittmann '22, Gonzaga House, with Mr. Greg Derus

I nominated Sam for Student of the Week due to his work on next year's handbook cover. I asked him to brainstorm some ideas on what he would like to do with the project, and what he created was nothing short of fantastic.  He took a simple idea and used his amazing artistic talent to produce a wonderful depiction of the community and life at Carroll.

-Mr. Greg Derus

What activities do you participate in?

Rowing for Dayton Boat Club, National Art Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

Growing close with the community and watching others and myself grow to be stronger and more passionate every day.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give me the opportunity to experiment with the things I love to do so that I can use my gifts to better the lives of everyone around me.

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

Hard work always pays off. Never be afraid to work hard because there is always something that can be learned.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Live life to the fullest while following God every step of the way

How do you like spending your free time?

Fishing, rowing, drawing, football, hanging with friends, and any activity outdoors

 

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Student of the Week: Fritz Ruetschle '24

April 22, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Fritz Ruetschle '21: April 22, 2021

Fritz Ruetschle '24, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

If you know Fritz, you know he is a hardworking student.  Every day, he enters my room with a positive attitude, and he frequently provides additional content to the lesson.

-Mrs. Diane (McNelly) Keller '83

What activities do you participate in?

Swimming and volleyball

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

The things I enjoy most about being a student at Carroll are the people and activities that I can do and plan on trying.

What should school “do” for you?

School should keep me active in the community and give me many options to choose for extracurricular activities. It also pushes me to drive forward during tough times like this and keep working.

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

If you come into a project with a good attitude, you will come out with an amazing project and maybe a new friend.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Travel to Europe and live there for a year

How do you like spending your free time?

I work at Saint Luke Church on weekends and hang out with friends when I can.  I also try to go to the pool a lot and swim

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Student of the Week: March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021
By Carroll High School

Gabe Montgomery '21, Christian Kidwell '21, Dylan Hardin '21, and Nick Syx '21 with Mrs. Ann (Calderone) Bertke '88

These boys are willing to take care of recycling when no one else will. They never complain, and they often take care of the whole building, instead of just the third floor. Gabe, Dylan, Christian, and Nick have done this with a smile and are even willing to do it while it is snowing and freezing out. They always leave the floors neat and make sure that new bags are in place to make it easier for whoever may do it next (although usually they are the ones that do it the next time as well).

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Student of the Week: Julia Quinn '21

March 04, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Julia Quinn '21: March 4, 2021

Julia Quinn '21, Charity House, with Mrs. Linda Edwards

Julia has been such a reliable yearbook worker for all four of her years at Carroll.  Her creativity is refreshing, and her leadership skills as this year’s editor have been so helpful to all the club members.  I appreciate Julia’s contributions, and she has a great smile!

-Mrs. Linda Edwards

What activities do you participate in?

I am part of the swim team, band, yearbook editor, Harry Potter Club, and a Captain for Charity House.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part about being a student at Carroll is all the students, teachers, and families that make up such a great community.

 

What should school “do” for you?

Schools should be a second home. Everyone should feel welcomed and loved because we are family.

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

I have learned to adapt, be flexible, and make the most out of a bad situation. Through this, I now appreciate everyday we have together because it can easily be taken away.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My dream in life is to find a career that I love and travel to experience different cultures.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time I enjoy hammocking, going to Dunkin´ Donuts, and making and watching TikToks with my friends.

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Student of the Week: Brooke Grieshop '22

February 04, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Brooke Grieshop '22: February 4, 2021

Brooke Grieshop '22, Trinity House, with Mrs. Nicole Druck

From the first day of Freshman year, Brooke has always been a positive person.  Throughout so many challenges that most of us will never experience, she has risen above them to continue to be a positive person and someone her community can rely on. Brooke gives 110% to anything she does, from academics, to athletics, to being an excellent friend to others. She is using her tragedy to help others in her community by raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of her mom and grandmother. 

-Mrs. Nicole Druck

What activities do you participate in?

I am part of the Carroll Women’s Varsity Soccer team, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honors Society, Wrestling Stats, and a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the year candidate.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

The supportive community.  After I lost my mom, the supportive Carroll surrounded me with love. 

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a “home” outside your actual home. You should be able to come to a safe environment that allows you to focus on your studies while still having the experience of meeting new people and creating lifelong friendships.

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

Cherish every moment, as it could be your last. Hug your parents every time you say goodbye. Tell your friend how grateful you are for them. Thank your teachers for all the knowledge they have provided you with. Soak in every little part of life because you don’t know when you will have to say goodbye.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To be a marine biologist in Florida and solve the red tide problem.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time with my friends, my two dogs, and with my father watching Netflix.

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Student of the Week: Palmer Tucker '24

January 28, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Palmer Tucker '24: January 28, 2021

Palmer took some friendly words of encouragement and ran with them.  He is excelling in his Honors Geometry class and recently obtained the highest grade in class on his chapter test.  A small change in focus and attitude has made all the difference, and I couldn't be more proud of him for it!

-Mr. Tony Stefanek '89

 

Palmer Tucker '24, St. Mary's House, with Mr. Stefanek '89

What activities do you participate in?

I am a member of the Swim Team.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

Everyone is really nice to each other, and the teachers pay attention to every student.

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare you to find a job and be successful in the future.

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

Don't give up when things get hard.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To find a good job in live in Texas or Florida.

How do you like spending your free time?

Usually, I like to travel, but I can't do much of that right now!  I also like hanging out with my family, playing video games, and just chilling out.

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Student of the Week: Sarah Ruetschle '21

January 21, 2021
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Sarah Ruetschle '21: January 21, 2021

Sarah Ruetschle '21, Gonzaga House, with Mrs. Katie Baker

Sarah is amazing all around, but she has been especially great this year. I have her in two classes, and she is always willing to help out wherever she is needed. She jumps in to help the lower level Latin students and volunteers for tutoring even though she has completed all her required hours already. She checks in with me every day at the end of the day to see if she can help me with anything. As an academic team captain, she pretty much runs our practices and keeps everyone on task and organized. I would be lost without Sarah! 
-Mrs. Katie Baker

What activities do you participate in?

National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, Academic Team, Latin Club, Harry Potter Club, Swimming

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is the relationships I have formed with other students and teachers and what I have learned from them. 

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a good education and welcoming community environment that prepares you for a successful and productive future.

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

I've learned how to adapt and be flexible in all situations and to persevere even when things get difficult.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be financially and socially successful and be content with my life.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time reading.

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Student of the Week: David McLoughlin '24

December 11, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week David McLoughlin '24: December 11, 2020

David McLoughlin '24, Charity House with Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle '11

David shares his exceptional computer skills with a humble attitude.   I know so many college students and even adults who struggle with coding, and he does it for fun.  He blows me away with his talent, and I am amazed at his humility.

-Mrs. Abby (Wiles) Merkle '11

What activities do you participate in?

Cross Country, Indoor Track, Boy Scouts

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I love the community as well as the people here.

What should school "do" for you?

School should help prepare you for the future challenges you may face and should make sure that you can become successful through education.

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

I’ve learned that if you stay determined and work hard, you can overcome any obstacles and achieve your goals.

What's your biggest dream in life?

My dream is to become successful and life and live with a happy family while also maintaining the relationships that I have with my friends and family.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I like spending my free time hanging out with my friends and family, watching TV shows, and sometimes working on programming projects.

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Student of the Week: Skylynn Pierce '21

December 04, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Skylynn Pierce '21, December 4, 2020

Skylynn Pierce '21, Baltimore House, with Mr. Ben Swick

Skylynn has a way of connecting with her peers, especially those who are considered vulnerable and “different”.  She relates to them in a way that is friendly, kind, and genuine, and students feel like they have a friend in Skylynn because they know she really cares.  She truly exemplifies what it means to be a Carroll Patriot.

-Mr. Ben Swick

What activities do you participate in?

I participate in cross country, track, cheerleading, drama club, and Media 4 Carroll.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I love being involved in such a loving community to help make a difference.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide a strong education system and safe environment for us students.

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

The lesson I've learned is that the sun will always come up in the morning, so the hard obstacle will be overpowered by the good.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to become a pediatrician and give back to those who helped get me get there.

How do you like spending your free time?

 I like hanging out with my friends or watching Criminal Minds or NCIS.

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Student of the Week: Charlotte Ruble '22

November 17, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Charlotte Ruble '20: November 17, 2020

Charlotte Ruble '22, Trinity House, with Mrs. Ann (Calderone) Bertke '88

Charlotte has taken freshmen who are having a hard time adjusting to high school under her wing. She spends family room time helping with homework, schedules, and everything else that high school entails.
-Mrs. Ann (Calderone) Bertke '88

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite things about Carroll High School are the teachers and community. 

What should school “do” for you?

School should give you new opportunities to grow and should help you learn new material for your future.

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

Adversity helps you be stronger and focus on what is important. 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to become a better version of myself and to help others. 

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time with my family, friends, and my two dogs. 

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Student of the Week: John Sears '22

November 11, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week John Sears '22: November 11, 2020

John Sears '22, St. Mary's House, with Ms. Lesiak

John is a math student of mine this year and also part of my Family Room. I have noticed that academically he is excelling greatly!  In years past, he has told me he has struggled with time management.  This year, he is doing a wonderful job in all of his classes, especially maintaining a good grade in his first ever Advanced Placement class.  Also, John is one of kindest students I have ever met. He is a true gentleman, and I am blessed to have him as part of my Family Room.
-Ms. Lesiak

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I really like the environment that Carroll has managed to create. When I was an 8th grade visitor, all I remember was me saying to all of my friends that I think Carroll is the school that I belong in.

What should school “do” for you?

I think the best thing that the school is doing right now is creating an environment that is all about helping others and creating a family within our community.

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

Stay on task and don’t procrastinate because if you do, your grades will really feel it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To own my own business and use the money I make to help people in my community.

How do you like spending your free time?

Playing basketball with friends or playing video games.

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Student of the Week: Matt Kemper '24

October 29, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Matt Kemper '21: October 30, 2020

Matt Kemper '24, Gonzaga House, with Mr. Byrd

Matt's attitude in class is among the best I've ever encountered. He is a social studies mind, loves learning, and enjoys being challenged. His enthusiasm for the subject matter brings out the best in his peers, as well. Matt earned an A in my class in the first semester, as well as many others.   He is an awesome Patriot, and we are blessed to have him!

- Mr. Cody Byrd

What activities do you participate in?

I am on the cross country and track teams.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

Everyone is so nice and encouraging.

What should school “do” for you?

School should give you the skills and atmosphere to find your vocation.

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

If you haven't heard from a friend in a while, see how they are because they might just need someone to brighten up their day.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My dream is to become a YouTuber and content creator.

How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time playing video games, making videos, and editing photos.

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Student of the Week: Kya Kopans '21

September 29, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Kya Kopans '21: September 29, 2020

Kya Kopans' 21, Gonzaga House, with Mr. Franz

Kya has excelled as the Gonzaga House Communication Captain by finding creative ways to share information on the House’s social media accounts.  She also volunteered to design the Spirit Week flyers and is one of the students who has taken a major leadership role in planning the Homecoming movie night.

-Mr. Michael Franz

What activities do you participate in?

I am part of Soccer Cheer, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish Club, and I am the Communications Captain for Gonzaga.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part about going to Carroll is how much spirit and love everyone has for the school.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place where you prepare for the real world and learn things that you will take with you for the rest of your life.

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

As long as you keep a positive attitude, you can get through everything.  Eventually, things get better no matter how long it takes.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to have a job I love and to travel the world.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time painting or hanging out with my friends.

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Student of the Week: Pamela '22 and Andrea '22 Olivas

September 23, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week: Andrea '22 and Pamela '22 Olivas, September 23, 2020

Andrea '22 and Pamela '22 Olivas, Charity House, with Mr. Soucek and Mr. West

 

Andrea Olivas is a skilled and dedicated student who inspires others with her kindness.  She comes to class and Family Room prepared every single day and is the embodiment of Patriot

-Mr. Carl Soucek

Andrea:

 

What activities do you participate in?

I am involved in Marching Band, Yearbook Club, Harry Potter Club, Cooking Club, ASL Club, Balloon Club, and Drama Club.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is seeing how close and connected everyone is. It’s like being a part of a big family.

What should school “do” for you?

School should teach us all that we need to know about the world before we become adults. It should prepare us but also be fun.

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

It never hurts to be confident and to always stay positive. It’s better to be confident and make friends than to go through high school alone.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to be a better person and help my community.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time reading and practicing the cello and piano.


Pamela has become a pivotal player in the music department, being heavily involved in many ensembles.  Her leadership and work ethic are contagious among her peers, and she never turns down added challenges.  Even operating at less than 100% with an injury, she continues to seek out ways to help others and brighten their day.  She is a major leader by example and a great Patriot!

-Mr. Aaron West

Pamela:

What activities do you participate in?

I am involved in the marching band, yearbook club, Drama, and many other clubs.  

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part about being a student at Carroll is the community. Carroll has welcoming and friendly students and staff, and it's nice to know you can always have a friend at Carroll.

What should school “do” for you?

School should open opportunities for its students.

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

I learned that even when you face a difficult obstacle, you can always get through it. All your hard work will pay off in the end, even if you can't see it now.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is to make the world a better place.

 

How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending my free time playing viola and helping out around the house. 

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Student of the Week: Yoni Mendez '24

September 15, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Yoni Mendez '24

Yoni Mendez '24, Baltimore House with Mrs. Neilsen

Yoni is a freshman in my Spanish III class and also in my Family Room.  He has volunteered for the last two Tuesdays as our Baltimore Spanish tutor for academic days in which he assists students over Google Meet during family time. Also, he has graciously helped our family by picking up lunches from the cafeteria for everyone. Yoni has a wonderful attitude in both class and during family time. Even though this is his first year at Carroll, I feel like he's already made it his home. 

-Mrs. Katie Nielsen

What activities do you participate in?

I am a member of the soccer team.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I enjoy meeting new teachers and students.

What should school “do” for you?

School should teach me to fit into the bigger world.

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

You should spend the time with the ones you love wisely.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To be a professional soccer player or an engineer.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend time with my family or friends.

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Student of the Week: Paula Hernandez '21

September 01, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Paula Hernandez '21: September 1, 2020

Paula Hernandez '21, Baltimore House with Mrs. Branum

Paula is the academic captain for the Baltimore House.  She organized Google Meet tutoring in 7 academic areas for the Baltimore on Tuesday during academic time.  The family room faculty was notified, and she executed her plan beautifully!  I appreciate her time and effort to help our Baltimore students! 

-Mrs. Beth Branum

What activities do you participate in?

I play lacrosse and participate in the Carroll Drama Club and Pats' Spirit Club.

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

Being able to meet different types of people!

What should school “do” for you?

Support my dream to become a dentist!

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

When things don't go according to plan, do not freak out, but adapt to the situation.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To have my own roofing business and become a dentist.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy listening to Criminal Minds while I read a book.

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Paige Bey '20 Student of the Week: April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020
By Carroll High School
Paige Bey '20 Student of the Week: April 28, 2020

Paige Bey '20, Trinity House (Nominated by Mrs. Ashley Bowers)

"Paige always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude.  I don't know if you've seen that video of our seniors going around social media, but I guess that was all Paige and that
was a class act!"

-Mrs. Ashley (Dunham) Bowers '14

What activities do you participate in?

Head wrestling stat, volleyball, and Army National Guard

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

My favorite part about Carroll is how supportive all the teachers are.  They go above and beyond with their jobs, treat you like one of their own kids, and are always lending a hand out to anyone.

What should school "do" for you?

School is a place where your education should come first but also a place where you should feel welcomed and embraced by others. 

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

I have learned when it comes to overcoming difficult things, that hardships pass.  They don't last forever.  Also, I learned you have to surround yourself with the right people.  It may take some time to figure out who they are, but if you do, they will help you get through the hard things that come. 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream in life is honestly to be happy, being stable and having a family.

How do you like spending your free time?

Being around people I love.  I like spending my free time with mostly my friends.  That could just be hanging out or going out.

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Student of the Week: April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020
By Mrs. Katie Nielsen
Student of the Week: April 21, 2020

So many Carroll students spent time during their Spring Break finding creative, new ways to help others and to celebrate Easter while in quarantine.  Our students are truly one-of-a-kind in serving others, being generous and thoughtful, and finding ways to express their faith and keep the spirit of Easter in their hearts from their homes.  I love our Carroll students and community and consider it a true blessing to minister here.  Some of my students shared their Spring Break activities with me:

Drew Maxwell '21: helping his aunt at a local park

Maggie Ollier '21: delivering food & Easter baskets to friends

Sam Reichman '21: volunteering at Ascension Church

All of Logan Druck’s (Class of 2021) friends making her birthday special

Josie Eckhart '22: remembering the Passion of Christ on Good Friday & playing Scrabble with the Mysteries of the Passion.

Ryan Seltsam '21: watching a virtual Easter Mass 

Noah Lehman '21: taking Communion “to go” with his family from his church

Victoria and Olivia Bartlett '20: putting in hours as essential workers at their job to provide food

Angel Ramirez '20: going grocery shopping for his grandmother

Jill Roberts '20: watching Good Friday’s service from St. Mary’s in Spanish online

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Aly Walter '21 Student of the Week: April 7, 2020

April 07, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student the Week Aly Walter '21: April 7, 2020

Aly Walter '21, Mercy House, nominated by Mr. Steve Merland

Aly always has an amazing, positive attitude in class. She is the first to say hello and always wishes me a good day when she leaves. She gives her all ever yday in class.  Every day that we've been online, she regularly chats me to ask how I am doing and has a daily joke for me. She is a ray of sunshine during this tough time. Thank you Aly!

-Mr. Steve Merland

 

What activities do you participate in?

Spanish Club and Pats Spirit Club

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

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is getting to be surrounded by a community of amazing people who want the best for you. All of the staff cares so much about the students and it makes you feel at home.

What should school “do” for you?

School should be a place where your best self is able to come through. Also, it should equip you with what you need to accomplish any goal you have.

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

The biggest lesson I’ve learned when overcoming obstacles is to accept what you cannot change. There is no benefit in letting yourself be upset about something not in your control, as it will only bring you down. You have to continue going further and instead of getting caught up on a problem, work to find the solution

What’s your biggest dream in life?

The biggest goal in my life is to travel the world so I can experience different cultures while meeting new people at the same time.

How do you like spending your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy playing my ukulele and guitar. I also like to spend time with my family by watching our favorite movies together or taking our dog to the park. 

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Grace Norman '23 Student of the Week: March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Grace Norman '23: March 24, 2020

Not only is Grace super polite in class but, this week in Go Guardian chats and Google Meet, she thanked me and told me to have a good day at the end of each class.  I have always liked her positive attitude and friendly smile, but they are especially appreciated now.

-Mrs. Laura Wright

Grace Norman '23, Mercy House, nominated by Mrs. Laura Wright

What activities do you participate in?

 I participated in volleyball and bowling, I am an active member of Spanish Club and American Sign Language Club.

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

I really like being a part of a bigger school and being able to participate in and try so many different sports and clubs. I also like all the different ways the teachers teach.  I really love the teachers.

What should school “do” for you?

It should prepare you for college and expose you to real world situations with people.

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

When you go through the difficult thing, you have your friends and family to lean on, but most importantly, you have the Lord to get you through it.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I don’t really know yet, but what I do know is that I want to always to be surrounded by people that are important to me.

How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend my free time reading, and I really love to spend time with my friends. I also enjoy playing games with my dogs.
 

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Student of the Week: March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020
By Mrs. Beth Branum

To the student who...

  • stops by my room for lotion and says "hi"
  • moves their book bag so I can pass through the aisle
  • opens the door and offers to help me with my bag
  • allows me to share in their journey through their years at Carroll
  • works hard to understand difficult concepts in my class
  • encourages their partners and gives them tips to learn vocabulary
  • says "thank you" when I hand them an assignment or test
  • asks how my day is going
  • prays for a family member during prayer
  • congratulates a classmate who did well in an academic or sports contest
  • offers to be helpful just to be helpful

I am reminded of how kind and loving our students are at Carroll!  These little acts of kindness may seem small, but to me, they show the heart and character of our students!

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Student of the Week: Kaleb Wourms '20

March 10, 2020
By Carroll High School
Kaleb Wourms '20, Mercy House

Kaleb Wourms '20, Mercy House, Nominated by Ms. Claire O' Malley

Kaleb's kindness is infectious. He always has something nice to say and betters the people around him with his positive attitude.

-Ms. Claire O' Malley

What activities do you participate in?

Muse Machine, Drama Club, French Club, National Honor Society, French Honor Society

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I am grateful for the wonderful education I've received and the relationships I've made at Carroll (also Ms. O' Malley)!

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare anyone for a happy and productive life, both professionally and personally.

What's a lesson you learned by overcoming a difficult obstacle?

Through any obstacle I've faced, I've learned that it is important to never give up, believe in yourself, and lean on your friends.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to bring about positive and lasting change on a global scale.

How do you like spending your free time?

During my free time, I enjoy reading, playing piano, and spending time with my amazing friends.

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Student of the Week: Brittney Sargent '20

March 03, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Brittney Sargent '20: March 3, 2020

Brittney Sargent '20, Baltimore House, Nominated by Mrs. Katie Baker

Brittney Sargent is all heart. I am regularly struck by how kind and compassionate she is. She is generous, driven, and dedicated. She sets goals for herself and follows the steps necessary to achieve them.  She has completed almost 600 hours of service and volunteers at Soin Medical Center. Despite how busy her schedule is, she often jumps in to help me when I need an extra hand or volunteers to help others in tutoring and as a leader in LHS and Latin Club.

-Mrs. Katie Baker

What activities do you participate in?

Track and Field, Latin Club, Latin National Honor Society, National Honor Society, 4-H, Baltimore Captain

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I enjoy the Carroll community and the welcoming atmosphere.  I like our unique House System and the way everyone is willing to lend a hand.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help prepare you for any future endeavors.  It should help you become a well-rounded individual ready to tackle any obstacles.

What's a lesson you learned by overcoming a difficult obstacle?

Being a student at Carroll, I have learned what it takes to stand firm against any obstacle.  I have learned how to become adaptable when confronted with tough situations.  I have learned that to be a great leader, you must first be a follower.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I hope to go to medical school and become a physician.

How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy volunteering at Soin Medical Center.  I am also the president of the Clover Patch 4-H Club and work as a 4-H camp counselor.

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Student of the Week: Breana Devillier '20

February 25, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Breana Devillier '20: February 25, 2020

Breana Devillier '20, Trinity House, with Mr. Andy Seyfang

Breana has done great in AP Macroeconomics from the start and is always upbeat, optimistic, and helpful to other students in class.  She also has a high grade in this tough class.

-Mr. Andy Seyfang

What activities do you participate in?

Track and Field, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, TEAMS, and Math Patriots

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

The welcoming community and the constant opportunities to try new experiences.

What should school “do” for you?

School should provide you with a well-rounded education and prepare you for life.  It should also provide opportunities to try new things and learn how others view the world.

What's a lesson you learned by overcoming a difficult obstacle?

It is important to persevere through difficult times and to turn to those you love and trust for strength.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To find happiness in a fulfilling career and in family.

How do you like spending your free time?

Hanging out with friends, hiking, playing video games, or reading.

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Student of the Week: Nadia Severt '23

February 19, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Nadia Severt '23: February 19, 2020

Nadia Severt '23, Charity House with Ms. Mary Kate Caserta

Nadia frequently displays leadership qualities in Spanish and English, she is always concerned about her fellow peers who are struggling, and overall she is a cheerful student.

-Ms. Mary Kate Caserta

What activities do you participate in? 

Volleyball, Spanish Club, Student Council

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll

Being able to build wonderful relationships with the faculty and my classmates

What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare you for life academically and socially

What's a lesson you learned by overcoming a difficult obstacle?

Family will help you get through anything

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To reach my fullest potential in everything I do.

How do you like spending your free time?

Playing volleyball and spending time with my family and friends

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Student of the Week: Josie Eckhart '22

February 10, 2020
By Carroll High School
Jackie Eckhart, Student of the Week: February 10, 2020

Josie Eckhart '22, Trinity House with Mr. Carl Soucek

"Josie is attentive, prepared, and always positive during her classes.  She brings motivating energy to others in the classroom and models professionalism at all times."

-Mr. Carl Soucek

 

What activities do you participate in? 

Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, and Jazz Band

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll

The community.  I love how I always feel like I'm part of something

What should school “do” for you?

School should make everyone feels welcome and safe and help widen our horizons to build strong futures.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To be in love, happy, and successful with the time I have.  Also, I want to be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

How do you like spending your free time?

I play the trumpet, embroider, spend time with friends, and listen to music.

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Student of the Week: Ty Molfenter '23

January 30, 2020
By Carroll High School
Student of the Week Ty Molfenter '23

Ty Molfenter '23, Baltimore House with Ms. Mary Kate Caserta

Ty is always kind, on task, and prepared for class.  He is relatively quiet, but he is a great example of a Patriot!

-Ms. Mary Kate Caserta

 

What activities do you participate in?

Soccer

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

The people and how nice everybody treats each other.

What should school “do” for you?

School should help me achieve my academic goals and be a good experience for me and my friends.

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

Mistakes happen and you must learn from them and move on with life.

What’s your biggest dream in life?

Play soccer professionally or semi-professionally.

How do you like spending your free time?

Relaxing with time to myself or exercising.

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Student of the Week: Anh Pham

December 05, 2019
By Carroll High School

Mrs. Tara Ashworth and Anh Pham '20

Anh Pham '20, Mercy House

 

What activities do you participate in?

National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mercy House Academic Captain, International Club, and Spanish Club

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part about being a student at Carroll is finding comfort in the fact that I walk into a loving community of teachers and students who care about me each and every day!


What should school “do” for you?

School should help you embrace your passions, develop your values and beliefs, and most importantly, help you discover the positive attributes and qualities that make up your identity and character.


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

I've learned that hard work and dedication truly pay off and that everything does not need to be perfect.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dreams in life are to live in Grenada, Spain, and to one day see the northern lights paint the sky in person.


How do you like spending your free time?

I love spending my free time playing the piano, volunteering, writing, biking, eating ice cream, and spending time with the people I love.

"Being a hard-working student at school and in school activities has helped Anh balance her grades and the need to fulfill her many commitments to organizations in the community. She is one of the most dedicated and unique Spanish Honor Society members that I have had the pleasure of teaching. In my years as an educator, I have not seen someone so dedicated to pursuing their dreams as I have seen in Anh. With her extremely well-rounded variety of gifts and talents and her extraordinary amount of dedication to succeed inside the classroom, I have no doubt that she will continue to work hard to achieve her goals in college." - Mrs. Tara Ashworth

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Student of the Week: Emily Walls '22

November 20, 2019
By Carroll High School

Emily Walls '22 with Mr. Dennis Brun '85 

Emily Walls '22 Mercy House

 

What activities do you participate in?

Volleyball, Jazz Band, Mass Choir, Balloon Club, Spanish Club, Cooking Club, and Drama Club

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I like how there's so many different clubs and activities that you can get involved with at Carroll.


What should school “do” for you?

School should teach you how to be responsible and how to manage your time to help you succeed in the future.


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

I learned how to persevere, try my hardest, and never give up when something seems impossible. 


What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is either become a piano teacher or English teacher.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like playing piano at Mass, playing volleyball, or hanging out with my friends during my free time.

 

"I would like to nominate Emily Walls for her role in our liturgical choir. She gives of herself to be at practices, and she helped out on a weekend to play for the alumni mass, as well. She's an outstanding musician and is very easy to work with. I know she's also very busy with volleyball in the fall, so I really appreciate her commitment to helping lead our student body in prayer." - Mr. Dennis Brun '85

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Student of the Week: Joshua Fischer '21

November 08, 2019
By Carroll High School

Joshua Fischer '21 with Mrs. Joyce (Potts) Dunham '83 

Joshua Fischer '21, Mercy House 

 

What activities do you participate in?

Marching Band

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I love the people and all the teachers and staff!  I also really love the morals that Carroll strives to instill in the students.


What should school “do” for you?

School should be where you learn the necessities of life and help shape you for your future.


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

Stay strong and persevere!  If you're in a tough situation, just know it will get better.  Also, listen to your parents.  They're always right, even if you don't want to believe it.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

I would love to coach an NFL team or college football team.  I would also love to retire and buy a farm in Wyoming.


How do you like spending your free time?

I love watching and playing football, listening to music, finding new TV shows, 

"Josh will reach out to others and try to be a good friend to those who seem alone. He noticed a student sitting alone at lunch and he picked up his lunch and went to sit with the other student." - Mrs. Joyce (Potts) Dunham '83

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Student of the Week: Mark Beckwith '22

October 18, 2019
By Carroll High School

Mark Beckwith '22 with Mrs. Nicole Wilmer and Mrs. Martha Saurine

 

Mark Beckwith '22, Trinity House

 

What activities do you participate in?

Baking Club, Balloon Club, Spanish Club, French Club, and Gaming Club


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

The opportunity to be here every day.


What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare me for college and life as an adult.


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

The more effort you put into something, the more you receive from your hard work.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

To become an astronomer.


How do you like spending your free time?

Go out with friends, play video games, and draw.

"Mark is always smiling, always saying hello to everyone in the halls, and has a high five for anyone.   Many teachers have no idea who he is, just that he is kind to everyone all the time. He came in freshman year very shy but has blossomed into an extremely well-liked kid. The most important part, he brightens everyone's day, whether he knows you or not." - Mrs. Nicole Wilmer

"Although I have never had Mark for class, I know him from his friendliness in the hallways, always offering a beautiful smile and a greeting. His openness, kindness, and friendliness is shown not just to faculty and staff but to his fellow students. Mark is a great example of what it means to be a Carroll Patriot!" - Mrs. Martha Saurine

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Student of the Week: Brandon Roland '20

October 09, 2019
By Carroll High School

Brandon Roland '20 with Mr. Cody Byrd

 

Brandon Roland '20, St. Mary's House

 

What activities do you participate in?

Football


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part of being a student at Carroll is learning new things and taking on new challenges.


What should school “do” for you?

School should make you a responsible person.


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

A lesson I learned is that there are no shortcuts to getting what you want.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

To screenwriter and direct my own movie.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like to watch football highlights, write poems, do graffiti art (but not vandalize others' property), and exercise.

"Brandon is the epitome of kindness, sincerity, and respect. I have personally witnessed his regard for his peers, and I’ve never seen him have a bad day in three years. Brandon can make anyone smile. I heard a tale that Brandon voluntarily stayed back to clean the football locker room when all the others left. Brandon works hard at everything he does. He loves and respects people, and it shows. We have too little of that today.  He is an amazing young man." - Mrs. Liz Terry

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Student of the Week: Zack Davis '22

October 01, 2019
By Carroll High School

Zack Davis '22 with Mrs. Mary Ollier

 

 Zack Davis '22, Trinity House

 

What activities do you participate in?

Volleyball


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

The preparation I am receiving for college.


What Should school “do” for you?

School should help prepare me for college.


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

I’ve learned how to make friends by moving through different schools.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

To have a well-paying job in a career I love.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like spending time with my friends.

"Zack Davis is in my Scholarship Algebra II/Trigonometry class. He took the time to help two new exchange students last week who both landed in that same class and sit behind him. Zack worked with both boys in class on a couple different occasions to be sure they understood how to log into their textbook and the other websites we use for our class. And besides that, he is a really nice and kind person." - Mrs. Mary Ollier

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Student of the Week: Thomas Samuels '22

September 25, 2019
By Carroll High School

Thomas Samuels '22 with Mrs. Stephanie (Pugar) Sagasser '08
 

Thomas Samuels '22, Mercy House


What activities do you participate in?

Football and Basketball


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

I enjoy how friendly everyone is. It feels easy to start a conversation with anyone.


What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare me for college.


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

I’ve that no matter how hard it’s going, that I should keep trying and never give up.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to go to college and play professional basketball in the NBA.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like to spend time outside and go places with my family.

"Thomas is always courteous, polite, and kind to students and teachers. He comes to school and works his hardest every day. He deserves to be recognized for his hard work and great attitude each and every day!" - Mrs. Stephanie (Pugar) Sagasser '08

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Student of the Week: Camdyn Marsh '20

September 18, 2019
By Carroll High School

Mr. Carl Soucek and Camdyn Marsh '20

 

Camdyn Marsh '20, Gonzaga House


What activities do you participate in?

Marching Band, Gonzaga House Captain, Frisbee Club


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I enjoy how friendly everyone is. It feels easy to start a conversation with anyone.


What should school “do” for you?

It should provide you with a good base of knowledge to continue into higher education. Additionally, it should help you find friends and groups of friends.


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

A good lesson I learned after joining band was that things are never as bad as they seem. Even if things are difficult at the time, you still get to reap the rewards later.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to be a professional video game player, but if that doesn’t work out, I want to be a physical therapist.


How do you like spending your free time?

I spend my free time playing video games, practicing mellophone, watching movies, hanging out with my friends, and planning activities for my Family Room.

"Camdyn is a tremendous student.   He has taken on the role of brass captain for the Marching Patriots this year and always sets a great example for other students. He's punctual, professional, and positive in his approach to what we do. He shows other students that he cares about their success, and he offers to help when others are in need." - Mr. Carl Soucek

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Student of the Week: Kade Greer '20

September 11, 2019
By Carroll High School

Kade Greer '20 with Mrs. Laura Wright

 

Kade Greer '20, Gonzaga House


What activities do you participate in?

Soccer, Gonzaga House Captain


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

My favorite part is the environment at Carroll.  My classmates and other students are all kind and supportive.  The energy and spirit is out of this world, whether it's sporting events or school competitions.


What Should school “do” for you?

School should help me develop a good work ethic.  It should show me why I should work hard in everything I do.


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

I learned to think about how my decisions will affect others.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

I'm not sure what I want to do yet, but I just want a career that will make me happy.


How do you like spending your free time?

I enjoy listening to music, relaxing outside, and getting sun.  I also like to exercise and lift weights.


"Kade has been in my family room for all of his four years at Carroll. As a freshman, he hardly said a word. As time went on he became my top recycler. This year as Gonzaga's Spirit Captain, he has really blossomed. He led the entire house of Gonzaga with their cheer and has done so with great confidence and authority. He has become a great, enthusiastic, and friendly leader, and his personal growth has been noticed!"  - Mrs. Laura Wright

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Student of the Week: Bode Miller '21

September 04, 2019
By Carroll High School

Pictured: Bode Miller '21 and Mr. Erik Ramsey '93

Bode Miller '21, Charity House



What activities do you participate in?

Marching Band, Jazz Combo Band


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I really like the teachers. They are easy to talk to and do a great job of making sure that everyone understands the subject matter.


What should school “do” for you?

School should prepare you for life and build a foundation for whatever career you choose. It should also help give you the ability to think for yourself instead of with the crowd.


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

Put effort into school work and get your homework done.

 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

I want to be a film director or musician.


How do you like spending your free time?

I like to watch YouTube videos. Sometimes I’ll film and edit my own and post them to my YouTube channel.

"Bode has been an asset to his Honors Government class through participation, involvement, coming to class with independent research, and asking critical thinking questions to advance everyone's learning. He is also an active member and advocate of the marching band." - Mr. Erik Ramsey '93

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Student of the Week: Jillian Simon '22

August 27, 2019
By Carroll High School

Jillian Simon ‘22, Trinity House


What activities do you participate in?

Marching Band, Balloon Club, Cooking Club


What is your favorite part of being a student at Carroll?

I love knowing that I am loved and appreciated by other students.


What should school “do” for you?

School should get us ready for the real world. It should teach us how to live in a community in peace and harmony. School should be the foundation of our lives.


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

I learned that I can’t surrender. I have to get back up and keep going.


What’s your biggest dream in life?

I would love to travel the world and visit Europe.


How do you like spending your free time?

Playing clarinet

"On the first day of school in Family Room, Jillian took her own initiative to go and welcome the freshmen, talk with each one to learn something about them, and welcome them to Carroll and her Family Room. With her being on the quieter side at times, this was impressive and certainly made an impression on the freshmen." - Mr. Jim Murray, Religion teacher and Trinity House Co-Dean

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