Carroll County Times

Carson Scholars recognized at banquet

Twelve students from Carroll County Public Schools were selected as Carson Scholars for 2013.

Each year, the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes a select group of high-achieving students in grades 4 through 11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. First-time honorees receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and are named a Carson Scholar.

After winning the scholarship, a student may apply for Previous Scholar Recognition annually until he or she graduates from high school. Previous scholars receive recognition, but no additional scholarship money is awarded. These previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are acknowledged for their continued efforts.

First-Time Scholars

Cameron Ducey - Grade 8, Oklahoma Road Middle School;

Caroline Freundel - Grade 5, Runnymede Elementary School; and

Natalie Singer - Grade 10, Manchester Valley High School.


Recognized Scholars

Harrison Curnutte - Grade 10, Francis Scott Key High School, three-time scholar;

Jared Harless - Grade 8, Northwest Middle School, four-time scholar;

Nicolas Holocker - Grade 12, Century High School, five-time scholar;

Grace McCarthy - Grade 12, Liberty High School, five-time scholar;

Jennifer Nguyen - Grade 7, Shiloh Middle School, three-time scholar;

Anna Parsons - Grade 12, Westminster High School, seven-time scholar;

Nathan Saurusaitis - Grade 9, Manchester Valley High School, five-time scholar;

Allison Williams - Grade 11, Liberty High School, four-time scholar; and

Laura Wonilowicz - Grade 11, Winters Mill High School, four-time scholar.

To celebrate their accomplishments, the Mid-Atlantic scholars were honored at the 17th Annual Awards Banquet April 7 at Martin's West in Woodlawn. Newscaster Sam Donaldson served as master of ceremonies.

World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson delivered the keynote speech.

Honored guests included Dr. John Mather, astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate in physics; Matt Stover, former Baltimore Ravens kicker; and Chris Wallace, Emmy Award-winning journalist and Fox News anchor.