Mary Finley from St. Katherine School in Wayne (center) received a surprise visit to receive her Carroll scholarship.

It’s not every day the president of Archbishop John Carroll High School and the Patriot school mascot show up at a students’ doorstep, but that’s exactly what happened Dec. 8, when Francis E. Fox ’77 led a team from Carroll to personally award scholarships to eighth graders who will be enrolling at the school in September 2018.

“Carroll ’22 is shaping up to be another diverse, impressive class,” said Fox.  “Presenting the scholarships in person shows our incoming students and their families that Carroll is making a personal investment in their academic future. Although they are months away from walking the halls of Carroll, they are now part of the Carroll community.”

More than 300 students sat for the scholarship exam in the Fall of 2017.  According to John Ettore, Carroll’s Director of Admissions, “Recipients were selected based on test results, academic performance, transcripts at their current schools, along with an evaluation of good citizenship within their school and community.”

Carroll has five scholarship tiers:  Presidential, John Carroll, Christian Brother, Sentry-Heritage (which refers to the school yearbook when Carroll had separate boys’ and girls’ high schools).