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John Carroll School welcomes 21 'Carroll Scholars' to its Class of 2023

The John Carroll School hosted a welcome lunch March 24 for its newest group of Carroll Scholars, incoming freshmen whose academic achievements qualified them for the prestigious Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program.

The John Carroll School recently announced its newest group of Carroll Scholars, incoming freshmen whose academic achievements qualified them for the prestigious Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program.

At the conclusion of their high school careers, if they meet all program requirements, these students will be eligible to graduate with the AP Capstone Diploma, a highly desirable designation by top colleges.


Prospective Carroll Scholars were carefully selected from hundreds of applicants based on a strong middle school academic record and high school placement test scores in the 90th percentile or above, then invited to apply to the program.

Applicants underwent a rigorous screening process that included a personal interview and essay, and 21 students from the Class of 2023 were ultimately accepted into the program and awarded the school’s highest merit-based scholarship.


To achieve the AP Capstone Diploma distinction, Carroll Scholars must take two unique yearlong AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research, along with four additional AP courses of their choosing, and earn scores of three or higher on the corresponding AP exams.

John Carroll was the first Catholic school in Maryland approved by the CollegeBoard to offer this opportunity.

“We are honored to welcome our new Carroll Scholars for the Class of 2023. Not only do they bring a richness of academic talent, but they also expressed passion for athletics, the performing arts, STEAM and student leadership positions,” John Carroll Principal Tom Durkin says. “We are excited at the unlimited opportunities these young men and women have at John Carroll. We know they will make us very proud over the next four years.”

Carroll Scholars from the John Carroll Class of 2023 include: Cole Bowser, North Harford Middle School; Brendan Brooks, St. Joseph School; Olivia Chesla, Southampton Middle School; Christopher Dattoli, St. Margaret School; Caden Daubach, St. Stephen School; Chloe Davies, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School; Anna Deaver, St. Stephen School; Zachary Dickens, Fallston Middle School; Angelina DiCocco, St. John the Evangelist School; Annabel Everett, St. Margaret School; Ava Freeland, St. Margaret School; Gavin Harmon, Harford Day School; Ty Hensley, Harford Day School; Justin Mangin, North Harford Middle School; Dylan Mannlein, Harford Day School; Jonathan Mesher-Bottino, Bel Air Middle School; Mathias Mingle, Fallston Middle School; Justin Patrick, St. Margaret School; Ryan Skandalis, Southampton Middle School; Anne-Katrin Urzynicok, Harford Day School; and Madeleine York, Cockeysville Middle School.