May 29, 2019
School schedule note

Carroll will be closed this Thursday, May 30, for the Solemnity of the Ascension, and Friday, May 31, for a Principal's Holiday.
Enjoy the time off!
19 in a row!
Another title for the Girls Lacrosse team! Carroll defeated O'Hara 20-6, on May 20, to win their 19th consecutive PCL title.

"When you add it all up, it’s really about much more than 19 Catholic League championships," said Carroll Coach Lorraine Beers. "The driving force behind those 19 seasons and 19 championships is the more than 500 Archbishop Carroll Girls Lacrosse players who have demanded excellence on the field, worked hard in the classroom, and have been a part of something very special. I am so grateful to be coaching these athletes and helping them reach their full potential."  

Crew Senior Night
Members of the girls and boys Crew teams were celebrated on May 10 during Senior Night. Best of luck to the 17 seniors! #Carroll2019 (Girls team pictured with Coach Bill Gennaro).
Girls Tennis meeting
Girls Tennis will have a pre-season interest meeting Monday, June 3, 7:15 a.m., in the Auditorium. Student-athletes interested in playing next year should attend. If you cannot attend, stop by the Athletics office to get filled in on what you missed.
Honors are adding up for Fatima Brown ‘19
Fatima Brown ‘19 took second place in the National Bar Association Region III competition held May 19 in Philadelphia.She will be awarded the Ronald G. Wagenmann Scholarship Award from Upper Merion Township on June 5 and will receive The Vicky Rose Jones Scholarship from the Ivy Legacy Foundation on June 6.

Fatima also took part in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition which is designed to motivate high school students to excel in education. The competition encourages students to express their views on a pre-selected topic and focuses on the ability of the students to communicate orally and in writing. 

Judge Sierra L. Thomas-Street from The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County is in the background.
Summer program participants

Two of our Neumann Scholars will be participating in summer programs, one at Boston College and the other at Drexel University.

Skylar Smith '20 will be engaged in a program on Criminal Justice at Boston College.

John Goehringer '20 will be participating in a"materials" course at Drexel, connected to the engineering field. John is one of a very limited number of applicants accepted to this innovative program.


McKenna Gould '22 (lower left) has been accepted at the Women in Engineering summer program at Michigan Tech University. The one-week program runs July 28 through Aug. 3.

McKenna is possibly the youngest attendees since most of the other students are current juniors.

Archdiocese Honors Carroll Scholars
Carroll students were among those honored at the 40th Honors Convocation at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul downtown. Carroll had the most honorees and the most Neumann scholars!

Left to right: Mr. Williams, Gennaro, Dr. Anchen Schulz, John Higgins, Alexander Prusacki, Brandon Abiuso, Daniel Fohner, Noelle Arpea, Bridget Llull, Isabella Lechtenberg, Isabella Pimentel, James Buentello and Mr. Francis E. Fox '77.

Class of 2019 Senior Picnic
Carroll President Francis Fox '77 and his wife, Francesca, hosted the Class of 2019 for the annual Senior Picnic. Pictured with Mr. Fox, from left to right: Left to right: Zoe McMahon, Lauren Magnarelli, Erin Mahady, Kieran McCormack, Warren Jackson, Kate Barker, Shannon Barker and Tom Cavalcante. 

The Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2019 will be celebrated Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 600 Hamilton St., Norristown. Graduation will be held Wednesday, June 5, 11 a.m., at Cabrini University, 610 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor.

Congratulations and good luck to #Carroll2019 !
Last chance to order your Patriot gear for Graduation!
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Mr. Patriot
Carroll senior Josh Bowman was crowned Mr. Patriot for 2019 during an assembly on May 22, beating out eight other competitors in front of an enthusiastic audience in the Carroll Auditorium. New to this year's competition, the winner was awarded a Mr. Patriot belt!

Final transcripts for seniors will be sent in late June after grades are processed. Seniors completed a questionnaire in the beginning of May indicating to where those transcripts should be sent. As soon as the Office of Academic Affairs prepares them, Guidance will send them to the designated colleges.

Scholarship from the Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission

The Friends of the Delaware County Women’s Commission is seeking applicants for their 2019 Rising Star scholarship award. A One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) scholarship will be awarded to a female Delaware County high school senior entering college in fall 2019. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipients’ college or university accounts. The application requires candidates to submit the following:  Academic transcript, Resume to include work, community service and leadership experience, Letter of reference from a faculty member or employer, Personal essay of 500 words or less. The topic of the essay is: The 19th Amendment granting women the right to work was ratified in 1920. As we approach the 100th anniversary, what is its effect on girls and women today? 

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019. Documentation can be emailed to

The Best in Philly Scholarship Contest sponsored by PhillyLaw

PhillyLaw is offering high school students across the country a chance at a $1,000 scholarship. Students should submit a 500 – 1,000-word essay expressing what makes their biggest influence the ‘Best in Philly’ and why their influence is so important. Students from all backgrounds are welcome; writing about your biggest influence does not have to be about Philly. The winning essay will be posted on PhillyLaw’s blog and receive $1,000 submitted to their school.  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors. Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2019. For more information, click here .

Selective Service Registration

Within 30 days of his 18th birthday, every male citizen and legal resident is required to register for Selective Service, either by filling out a postcard-size form or going online. Men who fail to register for the draft by then can no longer do so – forever closing the door to government benefits like student aid, a government job, or even U.S. citizenship.

Letters of Recommendation

Juniors are reminded to ask at least two teachers for a letter of recommendation in person prior to school ending this year and send a request through Naviance.  Be sure to update your resume in Naviance as well. 

Juniors should continue researching and visiting colleges.  Guidance highly recommends that juniors begin completing college applications in August and submit applications early in the fall.  Application deadlines start as early as Oct. 15.  Application deadlines vary by college.  Be sure to check each school for their deadlines.

PHEAA offers a Scholarship Tip Sheet .

Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to update their resumes in Naviance and begin researching colleges.  College visits are also recommended.
Greg Miller '15, a seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, is joined by Father Mike Speziale and Francis E' Fox '77, on May 15, at the seminary's Concursus ceremony, held at The Chapel of St. Martin of Tours on the seminary campus in Wynnewood.

Concursus is the seminary’s annual graduation ceremony where academic degrees are awarded to seminarians as well as religious and lay students enrolled in its college and graduate degree programs.

Miller was valedictorian of his class at Carroll.
Father of nine Carroll alums serves as grand Marshall of Radnor Memorial Day Parade
A decorated Korean War veteran was the grand marshal for the Radnor Memorial Day Parade this year. Richard Guyer lived most of his adult life in Wayne but is now retired to Zephyrhills, Fla. Then a staff sergeant, Guyer survived the harrowing 17-day Chosin Reservoir Campaign in November and December of 1950.

Richard and his wife, Joyce, raised nine children in Wayne who all attended St. Katharine of Siena School and Archbishop Carroll High School. He left Unisys in 1984 and began his own business in Berwyn, now called Brandshare, which is now operated by four of his children: Doug, Kathy, Michael and Steven. The Guyers have 11 grandchildren, including two who are recent Carroll graduates.

Here is the Guyer Carroll connection:

Carolyn Guyer ‘84
David Guyer ’82 
Doug Guyer ’79 – Doug’s children Rex Guyer ’16, Rainier Guyer ’15 
Kathryn Guyer Tuoni ‘78
Mark Guyer ‘84
Matt Guyer ‘88
Michael Guyer ’81 married to Kim Clifford Guyer ’83 
Steven Guyer ’77 married to Theresa Hardy Guyer ’78