Students and faculty gathered for a special treat in Carroll’s Gordon McMahon Theatre on Monday, January 8th. Usually this time period is reserved for school-wide mass, but on this particular day Carroll had the pleasure of being the closing engagement for the Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) community tour titled, ‘NSO In Your Neighborhood.’ Four bassists from the NSO shared their love for music through performance and intermittent dialogue regarding their individual beginnings in music and how their passions developed. “It’s exciting for us,” tells Alex Jacobsen about the NSO In Your Neighborhood program, “It’s a chance to share an experience that doesn’t just walk in your house every day.” Bassist Charlie Nilles served as the host, introducing his colleagues and much of the music. The quartet played a variety of arrangements that included Bach, New Orleans’ composers, decade of the 1980’s favorites, and the modern hit All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor), which incited a crowd-wide snap-a-long.
Tired. That’s how Carroll senior Richard Holassie described himself as he sat down to talk about his most treasured sport, swimming. The honor roll student competed in a swim meet the night before, and returned home to a stack of homework and assignments for school. Some time after midnight, he rested for a few hours before beginning his academic day. His dedication to excellence in swimming has yielded multiple medals and even a qualification for a national team.
On Friday, December 15th, the Archbishop Carroll High School Board of Directors voted to appoint Lisa Ring as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the school. The appointment, which occurred in consultation with the Archdiocese of Washington, takes effect January 1, 2018. Ms. Ring will manage operations of the school as the Board continues the process of identifying a new President/CEO. Ms. Mary Beth Blaufuss, who has served as President/CEO since 2013, announced in September that she is stepping down, and her tenure will come to a close at the end of December.