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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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Welcome to Family Room 307

February 09, 2020
By Jill Roberts '20
Charity House Family Room 307

The second semester has begun, and students are buckling down. Winter sports teams are headed into the tournament and are prepared for the seedings.  Looking into the future, Carroll’s St. Pats Fest is coming up soon.  Students are asked to sign up for a shift

Jill Roberts '20, Charity House
Jill Roberts '20, Charity House

in order to fulfill the 80% goal to receive a day off.  Also, each House is putting together a basket for the Silent Auction.  Each basket has a theme which will be announced by House deans.  This month is also full of school dances with Turnabout on February 22, Father-Daughter on February 28, and Mother-Son on February 29.  Finally, it is important to check calendars for the listed upcoming days off in February. 

In Family Rooms, students are busy taking in every moment as time is winding down.  This coming Friday, Houses will participate in the third Quarter House Event, a game show presented by Gonzaga and Mercy Houses.  Also, Charity captains are busy planning events for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  In Room 307, Jackson Stanard '20 has been planning fun events like Pictionary, Hangman, and TikToks!  One of our very own Charity mentors, Mr. Ben Joplin, knows PUBLIC, the band whose song inspired one of the most popular TikTok trends.  The band said if Family Rooms make a TikTok to “Make You Mine,” the best video would be featured on their page.  In Room 307, I asked Morgan Sanko '20 a few questions about starting her final semester of high school.

“Family Room has brought me closer to people who I never thought I would be friends with,” Morgan says.  "We all know each other very well and respect each other.  We have fun and play lots of games just to bond.  I am going to miss our celebrations the most.”

Everyone can see the importance of community that the House System has instilled.  Each student is comfortable with their peers they spend time with every day. There are different purposes for having the House System, but one is definitely to create a family sensation in the school environment for every student. 

Welcome to Charity Family Room 202

October 21, 2019
By Jillian Roberts '20

As the first quarter wraps up, Carroll is onto the next quarter and new events. The fall sports are ready for tournament time, winter sport tryouts are just around the corner, and the Marching Patriots are preparing for their  regional and national championship competitions coming up in November. Looking a little deeper into the House System, Family Rooms are busy with a number of activities. This week I talked with Trent Fox '20, captain of Family Room 202. Let’s take a look at how they are spending their time throughout the week.

Second Quarter House Event: Lip Sync

With a competition coming up in the next few months and the kick off of the second quarter, these students are busy. When I asked Trent what he would be doing with his Family Room this week, he gave me a run down.  “On Monday, I showed my room our theme song for the Lip Sync competition," Fox said.  "Then, I asked if anyone in my room would like to play major roles”. With this discussion, ideas for our dance began to light up in students' heads.  “On Thursday, the entire Charity House will head to the gym to begin organizing our plans for the Lip Sync. There are a number of roles and groups that students will pick to be in or be a part of!”

 

Academic Time

Although Tuesdays are dedicated solely to academics, students’ studies and classwork is often discussed throughout the week. With the end of quarter one approaching, these students focused on their studies and completing assignments for their courses.


Food Fight!

On Friday, Trent’s Family Room is playing Food March Madness. Trent described the game by saying, “In this game, rather than there being teams competing, food will be competing. Whichever food ends up in the Champion spot, I will bring in later next week.”

The importance of family is greatly emphasized throughout Carroll. “I see Family Room as a time where you can get closer to other people in all grade levels. You build a relationship with people you probably would not have talked to otherwise,” Fox said. Every student feels a sense of comfort with the bonds built in their Family Rooms. That is the goal of the House System and magic of Family Room! 

Welcome to Charity Family Room 203

October 07, 2019
By Jillian Roberts '20

At the beginning of the new year, we try to focus on acclimating the freshmen to their new school and making them feel as welcome as possible. But, Family Room is for all grades. We hone in on helping each other out with various subjects, issues and becoming a small family.  I asked Sean McKitrick '23 about his favorite part of in Family Room so far.  

“My favorite thing was playing the games and activities," McKitrick said. "They were fun, and I got the opportunity to learn more about my fellow classmates.”

For this second week of school, my Family Room has been preparing for the first House Event of the year: a cheer competition. On Monday, the captains taught the students our Charity House cheers in Family Rooms. On Tuesday, the entire House met in the Auxiliary Gym and practiced as a whole. I assigned specific tasks like making signs, finding noise makers, gathering head gear, and painting to each Family Room to accomplish by Friday. Thursday, my Family Room brought together our ideas about how we want to decorate our poster signs. On Friday, a couple of students went outside to begin spray painting while the other students stayed inside to practice cheers.

I would say we are feeling pretty confident about our cheers! Next week, we plan on wrapping up our signs and final touches to our cheers. Before we know it, all the Houses will be taking the field for the competition.

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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