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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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

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: 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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

Celebrating Holy Week with our students around the world

April 01, 2021
By Carroll High School World Languages Dept.

As we prepare to celebrate the most important day on the church calendar, our World Languages faculty and students reflect on some of their favorite Easter memories and traditions from around the world.

Granada, Spain

I have wonderful memories of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Granada, Spain.  It is amazing to watch the locals pour their hearts into every detail to make this time meaningful and memorable.  As my students watch the processions, they quickly realize the importance of this Holy Week celebration and the traditions and values that have been around for centuries.

There are large crowds, especially on Holy Thursday and Good Friday along the procession route.  As the floats with Jesus or Mary pass by, the crowd is silent out of respect.  In Granada, there are 33 cofradias or brotherhoods represented.  They plan all year for the one day their brotherhood is represented. Their float represents a scene from the Easter story. If it rains, you can hear the people from that church weeping as they are only given one day to show their efforts, hard work, and faithfulness.

The floats are not on a mechanical device - they are carried by men.  It is extremely important for them to move in unison and be similar in height as there are typically hundreds of lighted candles on the float.  One of the most memorable moments for me in Granada was when my students and I witnessed a float that was too high to exit a cathedral, so all the men had to fall to their knees at the same time so the float didn’t fall, and crawl out of the church until the float was through the door.  Next they all had to rise together and continue to walk for miles around the city! We were all in tears, and we spoke of that experience for years!

Click here to visit a website with a great explanation of Semana Santa in Granada.

-Mrs. Beth Branum

Costa Rica

Spending Easter in Spanish-speaking countries with our students is a blessing. Being able to show them the cultural differences in Catholicism in different places is an honor. I have spent practically every Easter working at Carroll with our students until quarantine this past year. Not only attending Mass, but all the little details of travel are some of my fondest memories working with our students. Our travel coordinator, Beth Branum, always prepares Easter baskets that we travel with and set up to surprise the students on Easter Sunday. It’s the little details and memories that make these trips so memorable! 

The most recent trip with the kids to Costa Rica in 2017 reminded me that the students experience more than the typical Holy Week celebrations and traditions while we have them abroad. They saw God and truly experienced His work in so many places, both in the interactions with the people of Costa Rica and in their stewardship and fellowship together while abroad. During that particular trip, students participated in a community celebration while sharing a meal in the countryside, they witnessed a beautiful procession outside a local parish in the city. I look forward to spending many more Easter celebrations with students abroad in Spanish-speaking countries.

-Mrs. Tara Ashworth

Vatican City

The air is filled with the joy of all who can fit into Piazza di San Pietro and the sweet smell of the trillions of flowers that surround the Pope’s outdoor altar. A moment of silence ensues as all recall the previous week, whether it be Good Friday in the Colosseum, the remembrance of the Last Supper, or the joyful proclamation of Palm Sunday. Everyone seems to hold their breath as they glance between the small white speck and the mega-screen projecting the face of the Holy Father. The mass is the same as every other Easter Mass celebrated by the Church around the world, painting a beautiful picture of the universality of the Church (despite any sort of language barrier). After Mass and the Papal blessing, all disperse with a smile on their faces knowing the importance of the Risen Christ and ready to sit back and enjoy the traditional lamb, Colomba di Pasqua, and every other delicious Italian food. Buona Pasqua!

-Tony Gabriele '21

France

Easter on the mainland of France is celebrated in a very similar way as it is here in the United States -- with colored eggs. However, instead of chocolate bunnies, you would find chocolate bells in the grocery stores before Easter. Why? Traditionally, Catholicism holds the view that church bells ring every day of the year to invite Christians to attend the Mass, except at Easter where they do not ring between Good Friday and Easter Sunday in order to commemorate the death of Christ and his resurrection. 

Myth in France has it that at this time the bells, with wings attached, flew to Rome to be blessed by the Pope over these two days. Coming home they would randomly drop treats for the joy of children. The bells fly back Saturday night. Sunday morning is the opening of “la chasse aux oeufs” in France, also known as the Easter egg hunt.

Somebody in the family will shout, “les cloches sont passées”, meaning the bells have passed, and the children run outside to hunt for their chocolate eggs.

Usually, families gather for Easter and have a traditional meal of roasted lamb together.

-Mrs. Anita Mischuk

Oaxaca, Mexico

My family goes to St. Mary's church, and Mass is usually longer than normal. Our celebrations at home are very different from Mexico. In Oaxaca, where my family is from, there is a live representation of Jesus' passion and death, and on Domingo de Resurrección (Jesus' resurrection) there is a Mass at midnight that usually lasts for 2 or 3 hours.  When the lights go off at the front of the church, there is a closed curtain that opens at midnight with an image of a resurrected Jesus. In Oaxaca, they don't eat meat during Holy Week, so the street tacos are vegetable tacos.  My family did adopt the Easter eggs and bunny traditions over time.  In Oaxaca, they throw eggs at each other.

Posted in Voices of Learning

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.

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: 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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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.

Posted in Voices of Tomorrow

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