March 31, 2013
Twelve students in grades four through 11 from Carroll County Public Schools were selected as Carson Scholars for 2013, based on their academic achievements and humanitarian efforts. Those named for the first time receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Students can be honored multiple times in their scholastic careers for maintaining their high academic standards and level of commitment to their communities, but they do not receive more than one scholarship award. Carroll students named for the first time are: • Cameron Ducey, grade eight, Oklahoma Road Middle School • Caroline Freundel, grade five, Runnymede Elementary School • Natalie Singer, grade 10, Manchester Valley High School Three-time scholars are: • Harrison Curnutte, grade 10, Francis Scott Key High School • Jennifer Nguyen, grade seven, Shiloh Middle School Four-time scholars are: • Jared Harless, grade eight, Northwest Middle School • Allison Williams, grade 11, Liberty High School • Laura Wonilowicz, grade 11, Winters Mill High School Five-time scholars are: • Nicolas Holocker, grade 12, Century High School • Grace McCarthy, grade 12, Liberty High School • Nathan Saurusaitis, grade nine, Manchester Valley High School Seven-time scholars are: • Anna Parsons, grade 12, Westminster High School The students will be honored at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday,...
December 29, 2012
Five Carroll County Public Schools students have been selected to serve as student pages for the 2013 General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 9. Each year, the Legislature chooses high school students from throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate. Carroll County is eligible to select four representatives and one alternate. Seniors from all eight public high schools in the county were eligible to apply. The following were selected: • Bobby Crumbaugh, of North Carroll High School; • Susan Price, of Westminster High; • Abigail Shriver, of Westminster High; • Maya Spaur, of South Carroll High; • Cole Holocker, of Century High (alternate)
September 15, 2012
Francis Scott Key High School's auditorium was filled with red, white and blue on Wednesday night, Sept. 13, as the school hosted "Voices of Freedom," a program designed to honor the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 through dance, song, music and readings. Featuring students from Runnymede Elementary, New Windsor Middle and FSK, the event was coordinated by Mickey Brilhart, a visual arts teacher at FSK, and Shellie Rosso, the high school's dance teacher. The program was created after the school's administration approached the fine arts department last year requesting ways to recognize the War of 1812 - and its link to Francis Scott Key, who lived in Carroll County and penned the words by dawn's early light that became our national anthem.
July 12, 2012
Carroll County posted some of the highest scores in the state in the 2012 Maryland State Assessment scores released this week. More than 89 percent of students in Carroll passed the tests in every category but eighth-grade math. MSA exams in reading and math are given to students in the third through eighth grades, and the results are ranked in the categories of basic, proficient and advanced — the latter two of which constitute a passing score. Carroll students also showed improvement from last year in every category except for fourth-grade math, where they nonetheless passed at a rate of 94.6 percent.
June 15, 2012
Carroll County students reaped rewards for their educational excellence with the following degrees, honors and awards: Hannah Sterling of Mount Airy recently earned a bachelor's degree from Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She majored in biological and chemical sciences with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. Sterling graduated magna cum laude with distinction, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the 2012 Wells Women in Science Prize.