Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Paul D. Giamanco Memorial Scholarship Created for Dragon Graduates

The Paul D. Giamanco Memorial Scholarship was created in loving memory of Paul D. Giamanco, father of Carroll High School Principal PJ Giamanco.

The elder Giamanco was passionate about education and fully supported his son’s career choice to make a difference in the lives of young people through the intellectual and academic pursuit of excellence.

Mr. Giamanco died on Nov. 14, 2016, after a lengthy illness, but his strength, character, passion, and resilient spirit live on through the lives of his beloved children and grandchildren. This memorial scholarship honors the life of Paul Giamanco by encouraging Carroll Senior High School graduates who are pursuing a career in education and will be awarded at the Senior Awards Assembly.

Paul Dennis Giamanco was born Feb. 24, 1942 in New York. He attended St. John’s University in New York for his undergraduate degree and then attended University of Toledo, Ohio for law school. Paul then moved to St. Louis, Missouri and served in the FBI.

After his years in law enforcement Paul moved to Mt. Vernon, Illinois where he practiced law for many years helping countless people obtain justice and peace. Later in life he taught in a variety of teaching positions at Mt. Vernon Township High School, where again he inspired and coached numerous teens on their life journey.

He was involved in countless community and state organizations that assisted in providing a better community for everyone he came in contact with throughout his life.

Most of these centered around education as he worked as a local school board president, assisted with a student Mock Trial team, worked as president of the county housing board, ran various athletic teams for the local YMCA, and worked with numerous legal bar associations. In the end he always fought for education and pushed each of his children to grow to their max through their academic studies.

CSHS Student Receives Junkins Memorial National Merit Scholarship

Twenty-three distinguished students from across the U.S. were recognized as recipients of the 2016 Jerry R. Junkins Memorial National Merit Scholarships® at Texas Instruments headquarters recently.

Carroll Senior High School’s Alice Liu was one of the scholarship winners.

The scholarships, named in honor of TI’s late chairman, president and CEO Jerry Junkins, are awarded to sons or daughters of active, retired or deceased TI employees who are National Merit Scholarship Program finalists. Since its inception in 1996, TI has awarded 367 Junkins Merit Scholarships, amounting to more than $1.3 million.

“These students have demonstrated a passion for excellence and a remarkable work ethic,” said Brian Crutcher, TI executive vice president. “Their academic accomplishments and other talents set them apart, and their engagement in the community is a real testament to their interest in making a difference in the world. We are proud to support them as they move to the next phase of their education, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Seventeen of the students honored for their academic achievements this year are from North Texas: Varad Agarwala of Plano, Greenhill School; Jiaming Chen of Dallas, Plano West Senior High School; Robert Crawford of Allen, Allen High School; Carolyn Guan of Plano, Texas Academy of Math & Science; Caroline Hao of Plano, Plano West Senior High School; Milan “Lyndie” Ho of Highland Village, Edward S. Marcus High School; Casey Hu of Plano, Plano West Senior High School; Tiasha Joardar of Plano, Plano West Senior High School; Alice Liu of Southlake, Carroll Senior High School; Allen Mathew of Lewisville, Hebron High School; Hailey Modi of Plano, Texas Academy of Math & Science; Patrick Ondrusek of Richardson, Plano East Senior High School; Paige Rigsby of Garland, Garland High School; Abel Sen of Frisco, Liberty High School; Si Qi Tong of Plano, Plano West Senior High School; Kevin Wu of Plano, St. Mark’s School of Texas; and Heather Xiao of Dallas, Hockaday School.

The honorees from other states include Rachel Chae of Alpharetta, GA, Johns Creek High School; Matthew Chan of Freemont, CA, Irvington High School; Vineet Kosaraju of Saratoga, CA, Harker High School; Jocelyn Liu of Palo Alto, CA; Henry M. Gunn High School; Gordon McCulloh of Kennebunk ME, Maine School of Science and Math; and Andrew Xi of Chandler, AZ, Corona Del Sol High School.

Each year, less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide achieve the status of National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. Students are selected for the awards based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, academic record, leadership abilities, writing skills and extracurricular activities. To become a finalist, each semifinalist must complete a detailed scholarship application, which includes writing an essay and providing information about extracurricular activities, awards, and leadership positions. Semifinalists must also have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and earn SAT® scores that confirm their qualifying test performance.

TI funds these scholarships in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a private, not-for-profit organization.

The awards are named for Jerry Junkins, who became TI’s chairman in 1988 and served until his death in 1996. His passion for education helped create model Head Start programs in the Dallas area. He was also chairman of the Citizens Council Education Committee and fought for education reform in Texas schools by promoting measurement and accountability in the classroom.

Pictured above: Brian Crutcher, TI executive vice president; Jiaming Chen of Dallas; Paige Rigsby of Garland; Abel Sen of Frisco; Tiasha Joardar of Plano; Lyndie Ho of Highland Village; Carolyn Guan of Plano; Hailey Modi of Plano; Si Qi Tong of Plano; Heather Xiao of Dallas; Robert Crawford of Allen; Caroline Hao of Plano; Patrick Ondrusek of Richardson; Allen Mathew of Lewisville; Matthew Chan of Fremont, CA, and Sally Junkins, wife of the late Jerry R. Junkins, former chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments.


CISD Middle School Students Receive Scholarships


Josette Chang

Three Carroll ISD middle school students received scholarships recently from the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.

Two students from Carroll Middle School and one student from Dawson were named winners in this year’s scholarship competition. The students were named among 234 finalists and 37 winners across the Dallas- Fort Worth area.

DMS_Bragan Award

Danielle Chagnot, DMS Student

Josette Chang and Amanda Piyapanee  from Carroll Middle School and Danielle Chagnot from Dawson Middle School will each receive a $2,500 college scholarship and a banner to display inside their school for a year. The students were recognized at the foundation’s annual Scholarship Celebration held on April 19 at UT Arlington.

In all, 142 schools located in 22 independent school districts and three charter schools were given the chance to submit two finalists each for consideration.  This year the foundation received a record number of 234 scholarship applications from 122 schools and one charter school. 

The Bobby Bragon Youth Foundation Scholarship Application process is open to all 8th graders each year. For more information, please visit : http://www.bobbybragan.org/

PTO Announces Scholarship Winners


Pictured left to right: Mr. John Irish, Ms. Rebecca Gould

The Carroll High School and Senior High School PTO recently awarded their annual faculty and student scholarships.

The $1,000 faculty scholarship winners were announced on Thursday, May 8 at the PTO teacher luncheon. This years winners were Ms. Rebecca Gould and Mr. John P. Irish.


Pictured left to right: Landon Howard and Ellie Miller

The student scholarship winners were announced at the Senior Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 20 at Carroll Senior High School. This years winners were Landon Howard and Ellie Miller. In the fall,  Mr. Howard  will attend Texas Christian University and Ms. Miller will attend Texas A & M.  The PTO extends congratulations to all of the winners.

Carroll AP Boosters Announce Scholarship Winners

AP Booster Scholarship 2014

Pictured left to right: Kristin Ducatelli, Carroll AP Boosters and students Alexa Hassien, Katie Fisher, Cyndi Huang and Carroll ISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys

The Carroll AP Boosters recently announced the winners of this year’s scholarships. The Boosters award four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduation Carroll ISD Seniors. This year’s winners were announced at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, May 19.

This year’s winners are Kate Fisher, Alexa Hassien andCyndi Huang who will all be attending the University of Texas at Austin. Reid Long also received a scholarship. He will be attending Carnegie Mellon in the fall.

The Carroll AP Boosters say this scholarship program would not successful without the support of sponsors. This year’s sponsors are: Julie Bird of Cornerstone Wealth; Nancy Dennis of Briggs Freeman Realtor;  Betty Wise of Testwise; Frost Bank, Dr. Prost of Endocrine & Thyroid Center; Dragon Storage; Cobalt Mortgage and Doctors Express.

Carroll Medical Academy Announces Scholarship Winners

CMA_logo2013_06The Carroll Medical Academy hosted its annual Awards Banquet honoring senior CMA Scholarship winners. The event was held on Saturday, May 10 at the Hurst Conference Center, emcees for the evening were Read Ballew, President of the Board of Trustees and Matt Korman, Trustee. CMA Director/Teacher, Mrs. Sherry Martin attended to present awards, along with Dr. J.J. Villareal, Dr. Renee Moses, Dr. Nicole Owen, and Linda Lacava.

Student volunteer awards were given by class and summer internships were awarded to current Sophomore and Junior students. The highlight of the evening came when the six CMA Senior Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to CMA Senior students. Winners this year were, Maddie Hughes (University of Kansas), Ashesh Trivedi (Yale), Abbey Phelps (Auburn University), Taylor Willenbring (Davidson College), Katie Fisher (University of Texas) and Kenny Martin, (SMU).

The CMA Boosters extend their congratulations to our scholarship winners, and wish them continued success in future endeavors. According to the boosters, CMA students made outstanding academic achievements since they entered the CMA program their freshman year.

Carroll Medical Academy Boosters would like to thank the following physicians, and local businesses for participating as a Senior Scholarship donor: Dr. Priya Venugopal, M.D., Dr. Ron Groves, D.D.S., PA Orthodontist, Dr. Mark Greenberg, M.D., Dr. Sina Matin, M.D.,  Dr. Shahid Shafi, M.D., Dr. Mark E. Mason, M.D., F.A.C.S., Mr. Tommy Pennington,  Dr. David K. Hunter, D.D.S., Cooper & Stebbins, Deloitte University, Frost Bank, Mr. Nathan Taylor.  And special thanks to our 2014 Banquet Chair Volunteers: Kathryn Hughes, and MaryAnn Jones.

A photo slideshow of the event is posted below:

AP Boosters Present Scholarships

Pictured (L-R): Superintendent Dr. David Faltys, Matthew Friske, Hope Miller, Mimi Tran & Gina Peddy

Carroll Advanced Placement Boosters is proud to announce the winners to 2013 College Scholarship to three students. Students received their scholarships during a special presentation at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Representing the AP Boosters, Mimi Tran addressed trustees and presented students with their scholarships. Hope Miller, Matthew Friske and Tanner Brennan each received $1,000 to their choice of university. All three students will graduate from Carroll Senior High School on June 7. Also participating in the scholarship presentation were CISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys and Advanced Academics/ Gifted & Talented Coordinator Gina Peddy.

Hope will attend Texas A & M University majoring in Accounting/Business Honors, Matthew will be attending Southern Methodist University majoring Electrical Engineering. Tanner Brennan will be attending the University of Texas of Austin majoring in Business.

Click here to learn more about the Carroll AP Boosters.

Vote for CSHS to Win $5,000

Carroll Senior High School student Aaron Ireland was recently selected as one of 50 Texas Scholars by State Farm. Aaron is the fourth Carroll senior in as many years to receive a $1,000 scholarship from State Farm. He is now up for a second scholarship which could earn him additional scholarship money.

As part of the State Farm Texas Scholar Award program, Carroll Senior High School is also up for an award. The insurance company’s website is hosting a “Vote For Your Favorite Scholar” contest.   Click here to vote for CSHS. Voting began on Friday, March 22 and continues through Monday, April 15.

Through a nomination process and voting, The Texas Scholar Award Program selects 50 scholarship winners each year. Aaron received his scholarship based on academic achievements, leadership and citizenship characteristics. Aaron is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Math Honor Society and National Merit Commended Finalist. Aaron is a member of the Carroll Medical Academy and was named the CMA Freshman Student of the Year.

Aaron is also an accomplished musician. He plays clarinet in the Dragon Band. During his four years of high school, Aaron was selected for the UIL/ TMEA All-Region band, received a Division 1 rating with the Dragon Marching Band and has qualified to compete at the state level. Aaron is also an active community volunteer, having amassed over 100 hours of community service with the Boy Scouts, Carroll ISD Band Boosters, the Southlake Public Library and as a Physics tutor.

For more information about the Texas Scholar Award program that has been sponsored by the Texas Agents of State Farm since 2001, click here.

SWC Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Southlake Women’s Club is pleased to once again to award a combined total of $15,000 in scholarships to 2013 CSHS graduating seniors.

The club has been offering these scholarships since 1995, when originally it was funded through the Annual School Supply Sale, but since 2001, the scholarships are funded through the proceeds from the Art in the Square event that will be in Southlake Town Square April 26-28, 2013.

All seniors are invited to apply for these scholarships, including male students graduating. The scholarship committee will meet in April to decide the winners and the amounts awarded. The names will be announced in May at an annual event at Carroll Senior High School.

The group posted all application information on their website: www.southlakewomensclub.org.

All applications and related materials must be postmarked by Monday, April 1, 2013.