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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:


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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Bengals Super Bowl brings boost to bottom line, spirits for Carroll small business owner

February 09, 2022
By Carroll High School
Andrea Siefring-Robbins '97 and Urban Stead Cheese Company in Cincinnati are ready for the Bengals Super Bowl

For Andrea Seifring-Robbins ‘97 and the rest of her team at Urban Stead Cheese in Cincinnati, this Sunday is the most important day of the year on their calendar. The hometown Bengals playing in the Super Bowl is only part of it.

Having people back in here, shopping in person, sitting at tables, and enjoying interacting with people is why we have the tasting room.  To get back to that and engage with people again is really special.

-Andrea Siefring-Robbins '97

“We have the perfect storm coming together for the Super Bowl and National Cheddar Day on Sunday, plus Valentine’s Day [on Monday],” Seifring-Robbins said.  “People have a lot of things going on this weekend.”

Tasting Room at Urban Stead Cheese
Tasting Room at Urban Stead Cheese

Seifring-Robbins, a lifelong Bengals fan and small business owner since 2017, has welcomed customers back to the tasting room and bar built at the front of the house of her cheese production facility as COVID restrictions have begun easing up.  The timing of a surprise run to the biggest sporting event in America for the Bengals has only added to the excitement.  A stroke of good fortune with Saturday game scheduling for the Bengals’ first two playoff victories meant that Seifring-Robbins and her husband and Urban Stead Cheese co-founder, Scott Robbins, could see another part of their dreams come to life in front of their eyes.

“My favorite thing about Urban Stead Cheese is the sense of community that we experience here in the tasting room.  Having people back in here, shopping in person, sitting at tables, and enjoying interacting with people is why we have the tasting room.  To get back to that and engage with people again is really special.  Adding the Bengals’ success and all the brightness that it brings has just been phenomenal as well as good for business.”

Much like the Bengals, the Urban Stead team is preparing for a memorable Sunday.  Requests for centerpiece charcuterie catering boards have increased, and special football-shaped cheese balls with Urban Stead’s quark, a traditional German item similar to cream cheese, and locally sourced summer sausage are available for purchase this week only in-store at their 3036 Woodburn Avenue location.  Party hosts can also purchase Urban Stead’s two-year aged cheddar, a blue ribbon winner and Reserve Grand Champion at the 2021 Ohio State Fair.  Siefring-Robbins says their quark is a perfect substitute for mass-produced cream cheese in crowd favorite game day snacks like Cincinnati Chili Dip or Artichoke dip.  Retail orders are available online (pick up only) and in person for all of Urban Stead’s cheeses, boards, drinks, and accompaniments.  Dayton-area residents can find Urban Stead products in any Dorothy Lane Market location.

The tasting room will be closed on Sunday as usual so that Siefring-Robbins and the staff can cheer on the Bengals in their quest for the team’s first Super Bowl win.

“It’s so exciting.  It’s been 31 years, and there are groups of people who remember the last time and people who don’t remember the last time the Bengals made the Super Bowl.  It’s so fun to hear people’s different perspectives about how they grew up as Bengals fans.  The city is just so incredibly ready to embrace this.”

Posted in Familiar Voices

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