Congratulations Class of 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!
Posted on 06/01/2017
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A Carver Center tradition at Graduation is that we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating seniors. This year was our 22nd graduation, our 24th year in existence, and a year in which we celebrated history-making accomplishments. Carver Center’s Class of 2017 has not only maintained Carver Center’s tradition of excellence, it has raised the bar even higher. Let me tell you about these outstanding young people.

Members of this class include:

  • 1 Distinguished Young Woman of Maryland
  • 2 National Merit Semifinalists
  • 5 National Merit Commended students     
  • 10 Governor’s Merit Scholastic Award winners
  • 8 Meritorious Service Award winners
  • 10 Advanced Placement Scholars
  • 10 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor 
  • 14 Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction
  • 1 National AP Scholar
  • 1 NAACP’s National ACT-SO Gold Medalist
  • 10 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalists in the State ACT-SO competition
  • Members of this class have received NCER Core Certification,  OSHA 10 Certifications, Serve Safe Certification, ProStart Certification, and Maryland State Cosmetology Board certification
  • Members of this class are in the BCPS High School Honors Chorus.
  • This year’s Carver Center’s Spirit of Carver winners are a Carpentry and an Acting student
  • Members of this class include 78 Honorable Mentions, 73 Silver Keys, 85 Gold Keys, 9 Silver Medals, 1 Silver Medal with Distinction, and 2 Gold Medals in the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards
  • All in the top 10% of the class had a GPA of 3.81 or higher
  • All in the top 5% had a GPA of 3.90 or higher
  • In testament to Carver Center’s mission, 91% will continue their educations at 2 or 4 year college and universities
  • Another .5% plan to attend career/technical schools
  • 1% will enter the workforce
  • 1.1% are entering military service
  • This class has been awarded over $7.8 million in scholarships, awards, and grants

To look at this class, you see what it is all about. And you see it visually as they wear some of the recognitions they have received. You notice the medals, the cords, and the pins that reflect the hard work, dedication, and commitment to doing that which they are passionate about – their art, their academics, their technology, their athletics. They haven’t just maintained a tradition of excellence; they’ve defined it. This is Blueprint 2.0. This is what can be done. This is Carver Center’s Class of 2017!

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