Press Release: Archbishop Carroll High School Celebrates Class of 2022 Accomplishments


For Immediate Release:

Archbishop Carroll High School Celebrates Class of 2022 Accomplishments

486 College Acceptances and over $10 Million in Scholarships Awarded

70 Years Driven by Culture of Pride and High Standard of Academic Excellence


WASHINGTON (May 12, 2022) Archbishop Carroll High School, a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington, celebrated College Signing Day and announced that all graduating seniors in the Class of 2022 have gained admission into a two and or four year college or university.

“Despite many challenges throughout the year, our graduating class of 80 seniors defied all odds receiving 481 college acceptances and over $10 million in scholarships,” said Archbishop Carroll Principal Élana Gilmore. "I am incredibly proud of our seniors for continuing our track record of excellence. ” 

“For seventy years, Archbishop Carroll has remained committed to cultivating a culture of pride through academic excellence. I congratulate the graduating Class of 2022 on their many accomplishments and welcome them into our growing legacy of distinguished alumni,” said Archbishop Carroll President Larry Savoy ‘93.


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Pictured here: Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Ester Ventura, President Larry Savoy ‘93, and Salutatorian, Victoria Ruiz


Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Ester Ventura,  will be attending University of Maryland  admitted into their honors business program.  Salutatorian, Victoria Ruiz, will be attending George Washington University on a full academic scholarship.

“Archbishop Carroll opened my eyes to a diverse and comfortable environment where I excelled. Even during the pandemic, I had the same connection with my teachers so  I continued to grow academically, mentally and spiritually. I know I am now prepared to better navigate and leave a mark on this world, said Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Ester Ventura.”

“Archbishop Carroll has prepared me for the real world. The different AP and honors courses I have taken have all prepared me for rigorous college courses,” said Class of 2022 Salutatorian, Victoria Ruiz.

Colleges and Universities admitting Archbishop Carroll Seniors include: George Washington University, American University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, University of Maryland, Howard University, North Carolina A&T, Florida A&M University, University of Oklahoma, University of Kansas, Mt. Saint Mary’s, Virginia Tech University, University of Pittsburgh and many more.


Pictured here: David Warmington ‘22, Kayla Collins ’22 and David Okechukwu ‘22


“After I complete my studies at Case Western Reserve and then medical school, I’ll look back on these years and know they were essential to my future success,” said  Jim Vance Media inaugural graduate and senior Ijeoma Okere.

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Pictured here: Marcus Powell ‘22 and Principal Élana Gilmore


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Pictured here:  Anya Nelson ‘22, Chikezie Nwachukwu ‘22, President Larry Savoy ‘93 and  Marqual Keyes ‘22


Archbishop Carroll will host the following ceremonies for Class of 2022:

  • Baccalaureate Mass with celebrant his Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington on May 25, 2022 

  • Graduation Ceremony on May 26, 2022 at 4pm  with commencement speaker Richard Dyer, Class of ‘78, President and General Manager  of WUSA TV - Washington, DC 

Archbishop Carroll has been ranked one of the top Catholic High Schools in the District of Columbia. Below is an overview of college-preparatory distinctions from the Class of 2022:

  •  481 acceptances 

  • Over $9 million in scholarships

  • 100 percent college acceptance rate

  • Dual Enrollment with  Mount St. Mary's University 

  • Dual Enrollment with Catholic University of America School of Engineering

  • Jim Vance Media Program - 1st graduating class 

  • AP Literature and Composition 

  • AP History

  • AP Computer Science

  • 87 percent  retention: graduation rates, based on how many enrolled freshmen graduated four years later

  • 77 percent of  Archbishop Carroll’s engineering program seniors pursuing STEM majors 


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Pictured here: Katherine Rodriguez Torres ‘22, Reece Temoney ‘22, Mauriah Allen ‘22, Christine Miller (Director of School Counseling)  and Ester Ventura ‘22 


About Archbishop Carroll High School

Archbishop Carroll High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school in the Archdiocese of Washington that welcomes young people and empowers them in an academically rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning environment. Established in 1951, Archbishop Carroll led by example as one of the first D.C. schools to defy segregation three years before the landmark civil rights Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declared it unconstitutional. In 1989, his Eminence James Cardinal Hickey, the Archbishop of Washington, ordered three diocesan high schools merged into Archbishop Carroll, All Saints, Holy Spirit, and Mackin. In doing so, he created a legacy at Archbishop Carroll in three primary ways: by expanding its inclusive mission by enrolling women as a co-educational institution; by maintaining a consistent call for Catholic institutions to serve others; and by calling Archbishop Carroll to effective financial stewardship. Archbishop Carroll High School continues to honor its legacy as a place where all students can know, love and serve God. Learn more at