Announcing the Class of 2022 Black and Gold Award Winners!
The winners of the Black & Gold Awards for the Class of 2022 were announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 16.
Congratulations to this year's winners, Mark Ghattas and Isabelle Wilson!
The most prestigious award issued to one male and one female graduating senior, the Black & Gold award recognizes students who are consistently compelling in their accomplishments; thoughtful and considerate toward others; and uncompromising in their commitment to being a model of excellence and force for good in and out of school. Mark and Isabelle, you embody what it means to be a Patriot and we are so proud of all you have accomplished.
Mark’s passion for computers and robotics has been a theme throughout his time at John Carroll. A member of JC’s world-ranked Robotics Team, the Hack Club and the Cyber Security Team, Mark has also competed with the Science Olympiad team and garnered first place in the Baltimore Science Fair. Committed to bettering his school community, Mark has been an active member of the Student Government Association, serving as either Class President or Vice President in each of his four years. Mark’s work in the classroom has earned his recognition as an Archdiocese of Baltimore Distinctive Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, as well as induction into the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Archbishop John Carroll Service Honor Society. Serving as the Vice President of the Romero Service Club for the last two years, Mark’s community service activities include a tenure as Head of Technology for Sundi’s Gift and serving as a small group and youth ministry leader as his church. Following graduation, Mark will head south to Duke University where he will pursue a degree in Computer Science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence.
Belle has truly made the most of her time at JC. Belle currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of “The Patriot” and on the staff of “The Pinnacle,” - John Carroll’s student newspaper and literary magazine respectively – and as the Student Government Association Vice President, having previously served as Treasurer and Class Representative. Belle has also competed as a member of the Speech & Debate and Mock Trial teams, serving as Captain of both. Also a leader in the classroom, Belle is a member of the National Art Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National German Honor Society, Quill & Scroll: the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists and Archbishop John Carroll Service Honor Society. Belle has also been selected as a Quill & Scroll National Column contest winner and has been recognized with the Distinguished Young Woman of Northern Maryland Award, in addition to being a Harford County Women of Tomorrow Award Nominee. Belle has also given her time to John Carroll and her community as a Peer Tutor, Patriot Hospitality Group member and as a volunteer for organizations such as Operation Underground Railroad, Political HQ of Harford County, Golden Retriever Rescue Education & Training, Life International and St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Following graduation, Belle will attend the University of Notre Dame and pursue a degree in Global Studies & Philosophy on the Pre-Law track.
In addition to recognizing this year's winners, we would like to congratulate all of the finalists who were nominated for the highest honor a John Carroll senior can receive. The following seniors were also recognized as the Black and Gold Award finalists for the Class of 2022 for their outstanding achievements: Jeremy Biggerman, Robbie Hauf, Gianna Houck, Megan Palm, Max Snellenburg and Sydney Walsh.