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NHS Sponsored Blood Drive Is Successful
On Friday, January 17th, the National Honor Society sponsored our second blood drive of the school year. We are proud to announce that our Caro students and staff donated enough blood to save 156 lives in the community! Thank you to all the NHS students for recruiting donors and a special thank you to all students and staff that volunteered to donate.
Envirothon Teams Place at State Competition
Congratulations to the following Envirothon Teams on their outstanding performance at the State Competition held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and Wednesday May 15, 2019 at Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta, Michigan.
Soular Train - Brianna Corrion, Ben Flagg, Trent Mullin, Manav Patel and Joey Whaley earned the following state subject area awards - 1st place in Energy, 2nd place in Agriculture, 2nd place in Soils & Geology and 2nd place overall in the state.
H2 Woah - Claire Branding, Alyssa Corrion, Carter Middaugh, Katie Scharrer, Emily Titus, and alternate - Jasmyn McCrumb earned the following state subject area awards - 3rd place in Aquatic Ecology, 3rd place for their Community Outreach Project and 3rd place overall in the state.
CHS alternates - Kaylee Bell, Luke Kreger, Abby Lasiewicki, Tyler Miller, Olivia Walker, and alternate-Ali Swenor earned 2nd place for their Community Outreach Project
Warren Named National Merit Semifinalist
Caro High School senior, William Warren, son of Tim and Michelle Warren, has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Nationally, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were named in this competition and are vying for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2020 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 345,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Lori Phillips, CHS Guidance Counselor, said of William, “he is young man with a bright future. His values and high moral principles are a compliment to both William and his family. High school is only a stepping-stone to the future, and he will no doubt continue to make CHS proud of his future achievements.” William plans to study Chemical Engineering and has applied to Yale, MIT and the University of Michigan.
Caro Community Awards Generous Scholarships to Class of 2019
The graduating Class of 2019 was awarded approximately $55,000 is scholarship money on May 23rd at the Seniors Honors Program. The scholarship process starts in February for students and applications are filled out and essays written which are then submitted to each scholarship committee. Each committee has its own criteria for picking its winners, which are then announced at the Honors Program. Many organizations and individuals support the senior class by offering scholarships. They include: The Harry Bastone Memorial Scholarship, Angeline Bennick Memorial Scholarship, Dr. & Mrs. Earl Branding Memorial Scholarship, Caro High School teachers, Caro Rotary Club, Donald Carr Memorial Scholarship, Caro Education Association, Justin Decker Memorial Scholarship, Leigh Devault-Light Memorial Scholarship, Francis Freville Memorial Scholarship, Fraternal Order of Police, Harold Gates & Guy Way Scholarship, Peter Gorno Memorial Scholarship, Col. & Mrs. Fredrick Haase Memorial Scholarship, Jeff Jones Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Club, Living Waters Chapel, Caro Masonic Lodge, Clare McDurmon Scholarship, CHS Caro Participation, CHS Choir Vocal Music Major, Neal Sisters Memorial Scholarship, Are You Prepared? (Genevieve Griffin), Rolka Foundation, Stamats Scholarship, Dorothy VanAllen Memorial Scholarship, Frank Walden Scholarship, Anthony Walker Memorial Scholarship, CHS National Honor Society, Dr. Bruce Dunn Scholarship, the Fullmer Family, Olaf Goodell Scholarship, Bob Moore Memorial Scholarship, Scears Foundation, MSU Alumni group, McLaren Hospital-Caro Region, Frankenmuth Credit Union and Caro Exchange Club.
“I am always humbled and proud that our community comes together to support our seniors financially to help offset their college costs,” said Lori Phillips, CHS guidance counselor. This can be a time consuming and overwhelming process for seniors, but the benefit they see in the end is worthwhile. If you are interested in starting a scholarship, contact Lori Phillips, at 989-673-3165 ext: 1112.