Carroll High School graduates its first class of ‘Vance Scholars’

Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. this year will graduate its first group of “Vance Scholars,” pioneer students who are the first to complete the high school’s innovative media program named for the late longtime NBC4 news anchor Jim Vance.

“Being part of the pioneer class of Vance Scholars, we started off at zero and went full circle,” said Ijeoma Okere, one of the first five Carroll seniors to complete the program. “We left our footprint of what it means to be a true Vance Scholar. We not only created memories, but footsteps. Those footsteps are filled with grit, perseverance and a lot of integrity.”

The students were honored at the school this spring during a “Simply the Best” showcase of the work completed by the graduating seniors and other students enrolled in the program.

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