Ambassadors demonstrate leadership, pride and a desire to promote the mission of Carroll. Their primary objective is to give potential applicants a student’s view of academic, social, spiritual and co-curricular opportunities at the school.
Student ambassadors like Krishna Najar ‘18 take the responsibility seriously, and for good reason. They are often the first ones to introduce prospective students to Archbishop Carroll, as part of the “Lion for a Day” Program. With student ambassadors as hosts, prospective students get a chance to see what a typical day is like at Carroll.
“A lot of shadow visitors are surprised that I take I.B. math as a 10th grader,“ says Krishna. “I’m a laid-back person who normally has fun throughout my day, and I try to carry on with the fun when I have a shadow visitor.”
Many 8th graders who visit the school are excited to learn about all that Carroll has to offer. In addition to describing the various academic programs and course offerings, student ambassadors often find themselves answering questions about athletics, clubs, activities, and lunch!
For Krishna, being an ambassador is a big part of his experience at Carroll. He says, I’m an Augustine scholar, and being an ambassador is a way of upholding the standard of what it means to be an “Auggie.”
Ambassadors receive training in public relations, marketing as well as public speaking. Tiffani Scurlock, director of admissions and moderator of the Ambassadors Program, believes the talents and gifts that these students possess are a real asset to the school. She says, "Their unwavering dedication and willingness to represent Carroll in and out of the building truly make the wheels of the Admissions Office go 'round!"
Prospective students who are interested in visiting Archbishop Carroll during the 2015-2016 academic year are encouraged to take part in the Lion for a Day Program. Click here to complete the Lion for a Day form and select from the available dates.