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2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Archbishop Carroll High School will welcome 11 individual members and the 1977-78 WMAC championship football team to its Athletic Hall of Fame at its tenth enshrinement ceremony and luncheon on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM in Carroll's Gordon McMahon Theatre.
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Carroll's First STEM Expo: SUCCESS!

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Engineering Program Director and Department Chair, Ms. Michelle Ming, hosted students, prospective students and families, and members of the community to Carroll for a STEM Expo. Demonstrators engaged attendees through food science experiments, calculator-controlled robots, 3D printer demonstrations, hoverboards, and much more!
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Lacrosse is back!

As most students matriculate through various schools, they are advised to refrain from hitting each other, especially with sticks. However that is exactly what you will find happening on Carroll’s field as the newly formed Lacrosse club enters their first week of full contact practice.
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The Kennedy Center's National Symphony Orchestra Visits Carroll

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.
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Spotlight: Carroll Student Excels in the Classroom and in the Pool

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.
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Carroll's Board of Directors Announces Interim CEO

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.
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New Coach. New Season. New Success.

The legacy of Carroll basketball is one that boasts of undefeated teams, championship titles, and its fair share of professional athletes. The teams of the late 50’s and early 60’s made ‘Carroll basketball’ a term associated with excellence, and in the 80’s and 90’s Carroll achieved their goal to Bring Basketball Back. Every hill has its valley, but the hard work and dedication required to push a team uphill in the competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) has been assumed by Coach Michael Powell. Carroll’s varsity basketball team opened their season with a 63-50 home win over Thurgood Marshall Academy, a 2016-2017 DCSAA quarterfinalist. “We have set out a special task,” Powell explains, “to wake up the pulse within the basketball program and recreate the buzz about Carroll academics and athletics.”
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Soup Kitchen Tradition of Service Continues

There have been quite a few changes at Carroll since the late 1970’s. Faculty members have retired, programs like engineering and robotics have been introduced, and girls can now be found learning alongside their male classmates. Despite the inevitable change that occurs as the season transitions, one constant is the dedication to service through volunteering at a local D.C. soup kitchen. A timeless and selfless tradition, put into place by Carroll legend Robert Hoderny, has become an integral part of the Carroll experience that still lives on today. The current partnership with Thrive DC allows students in the social justice course to have a practical application of the Catholic social teaching principle, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. While our students are helping the poor, their lives are being transformed.
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