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Seniors Benefit from The Generosity of Local Scholarship Committees

An Honors Program is held each year in order to recognize the accomplishments of members of that graduating class and this year could be no different, despite being under stay at home orders from the governor.  Lori Phillips, guidance counselor, was given the task of putting together a virtual Honors Program which was released on May 28 and can be found on the school’s website.  Tricia Phillips, the guidance office secretary, put together the normal program so families will always have something to remember this event.   A huge thank you goes out to all of the scholarship committees and teachers who made videos to announce their winners.  Each senior class truly benefits from the generous time, effort and money that these committees put into picking their winners and Caro High School would like to recognize them.  If you would like to start a scholarship, contact Lori Phillips at lphillips@carok12.org

Harry Bastone Memorial Scholarship, Angeline Bennick Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Earl and Mary Branding Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Donald Carr Memorial Scholarship, Woody Crutchfield Memorial Scholarship, Justin Decker Memorial Scholarship, Leigh Devault-Light Memorial Scholarship, Francis Freville Memorial Scholarship, Harold Gates and Guy Way Memorial Scholarship, Peter Gorno Memorial Scholarship, Col. Fredrick and Alyse Haase Memorial Scholarship, Jeff Jones Memorial Scholarship, Ray Langevin Memorial Scholarship, Living Water Chapel in Memory of Kaye Campbell Scholarship, Clare McDurmon Memorial Scholarship, Stamats Memorial Scholarship, Dorothy VanAllen Memorial, Scholarship, Frank Walden Memorial Scholarship, Anthony Walker Memorial Scholarship, Scears Memorial Scholarship, Neal Sisters Foundation, Rolka Foundation, Are You Prepared?, Caro Education Association, Caro High School Teachers, Caro Rotary, Team One Credit Union, Caro High School Class of 1959, Fraternal Order of Police, Kiwanis Club, Exchange Club of Caro, Masonic Foundation, Caro Music Boosters and Caro High School National Honor Society

Tribute to Our Athletes of The Class of 2020

Superior Ranking Received by CHS Drama Club

The CHS Drama Club received the highest rank of superior at the Mid-Michigan Theatre Arts Festival held at Garber High School February 1, 2020.  Receiving awards from the adjudicators for their outstanding acting were Isaac Joslyn as Detective O'Finn and Lecretia Hudson as Birdie Beauregard.  Also receiving an award for his work as our all around tech person was William Warren.  Congratulations to the entire cast for their remarkable and comedic performance!  

Choir Solo and Ensemble Students Earn Superior Ratings

Monday, Jan.27th, 2020 fifteen high school choir students traveled to Bad Axe HS for Solo and Ensemble. All three events came back with Superior Ratings ( I ) from their adjudicator. The students involved were:  Stefanee Koon and Cordelia Koepf, Duet; Renae King and Elise Flikkie, Duet; CHS A Cappella Singers, consisting of Madison Hardenburgh, Kai Wiesen, Elise Flikkie, Destiny Dennis, Renae King, Ivy Stejakowski, Kaylee Bell, Alana Bitzer, Madeline Carson, Josiah Anderson, Klayton Clish, Zack Terry, and Tim Vacanti. Congratulations and keep up the good work!  

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.  

Warren Named National Merit Semifinalist

William WarrenCaro 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.