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Carson Scholars Fund in the News

Beaver Falls Students Venture Into Reading in Ben Carson Room
The Times, May 2016
A new Ben Carson Reading Room, stocked with over 500 books, opened at Beaver Falls Middle School.

Ex-school athlete avoids prison with report on Ben Carson book
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2016
Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani gave a man a sentence of writing a book report on You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K B.I.G.

Area Students Recognized by Carson Scholars Fund Awards
The Frederick News-Post, May 2016
Mid-Atlantic scholars were recognized at the Hippodrome Theatre on April 10, 2016 to celebrate their accomplishments.

Blue Island Eighth Grader Named 2016 Carson Scholar
Chicago Tribune, May 2016
David Bravo, a student at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Blue Island, has been named a 2016 Carson Scholar. He was honored at the Chicago Awards Banquet on May 1.

66 Carson Scholars honored in Bonita Springs
NBC 2 News, May 2016
Carson Scholars, new and previous, were awarded at the 2016 Florida Awards Banquet in at Hyatt Place Coconut Pointe in Bonita Springs, FL.

Former Presidential Hopeful Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Honor Scholars
Ramona Home Journal, May 2016
New and Previous Carson Scholars were honored at an awards banquet held at San Diego State University.

Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Bonsall West Elementary School
The Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News, May 2016
Thanks to the generosity of John Kendall, the first Ben Carson Reading Room established in San Diego County opened at Bonsall West Elementary School.

Ben Carson Reading Rooms to Open at School District 111
The Burbank Beat, April 2016
Thanks to the generoisty of Advocate Christ Medical Center, two new Ben Carson Reading Rooms are scheduled to open on May 2 at Jacqueline B. Kennedy Elementary School and Rosa G. Maddock Elementary School.

Carson Scholars program recognizes students for academic, humanitarian qualities
WWMT, April 2016
Students in Battle Creek, MI were recognized for their academic success and humanitarian qualities on Friday, April 29.

Carson Scholars Fund awards many AACPS students
Eye On Annapolis, April 2016
In their 20th year, the Carson Scholars Fund awarded 11 Anne Arundel County Public Schools students with scholarships.

School Gains Reading Room
Texackana Gazette, April 2016
A new Ben Carson Reading Room opened at L.F. Henderson Intermediate School on on Friday, April 22, thanks to Domtar and their suppliers.

Carson Scholars Fund holds banquet at SDSU
CBS 8, April 2016
The Carson Scholars Fund celebrated West Coast Carson Scholars at San Diego State University on Sunday, April 24.

Ben Carson Celebrates Students’ Achievements in Scholarship Event
TribLive, April 2016
Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, celebrated Pittsburgh area Carson Scholars during a scholarship ceremony at Heinz Field on April 17.

Bonsall West Gets Carson Reading Room
The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 2016
Bonsall West Elementary School received a grant to open a Ben Carson Reading Room at their school. The room’s grand opening will be April 25.

Students Named Carson Scholars
The Cranberry Eagle, March 2016
Urvi Gupta and Sarah Johanknecht, both students at Seneca Valley High School, were named as 2016 Carson Scholars by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund.

12 local students selected to be 2016 Carson Scholars, March 2016
Twelve Hamilton County Schools students have been selected as 2016 Carson Scholars and will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 24, 2016.

David Cohen Davis selected as 2016 Carson Scholar, March 2016
Sussex Academy 11th grader David Cohen Davis has been selected as a 2016 Carson Scholar.

ALCS Carson Scholar Wins National Pi Day Contest, March 2016
Ezekiel Zaruba, a 3-time Carson Scholar, tied for first place in the Carson Scholars Fund’s National Pi Day Contest.

Roosevelt Student Elisa Hein Receives Carson Scholarship
Nennah Joint School District, March 2016
Roosevelt Elementary fifth grade student Elisa Hein has been selected as the school’s first Carson Scholar.

37 Hamilton County Schools Students to be Honored at Carson Scholars Fund Banquet
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
12 Hamilton County Schools students have been named 2016 Carson Scholars. Mr. Cordell Carter, II, CEO of TechTown Foundation, will be presented with the Trailblazer Award and John Mercer will host the program.

Carson Scholars Announced in Local County, March 2016
Five Charles County Public School students were named as 2016 Carson Scholars and 12 received renewal status.

Carson Scholars Announced
Southern Maryland Online, March 2016
The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce that four students have been named new winners and eleven students have been named previous winners.

Petsinger is a Carson Scholar
Hutchinson Leader, March 2016
Hutchinson High School junion, Logan Petsinger, has been selected as a 2016 Carson Scholar by the Carson Scholars Fund.

HCPS Students To Be Honored at 20th Annual Carson Scholars Fund Award Ceremony
Harford County Living, March 2016
41 Harford County Public School students will be honored at the annual Carson Scholars Fund Award Ceremony.

16 San Diego County Students Honored As Carson Scholars
SDCOE, March 2016
New and previous Carson Scholars were selected as winners for the 2016 scholarship season.

Nolan Student Named 2016 Carson Scholars
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
One student from Nolan Elementary School was named a 2016 Carson Scholar and another was named a 2016 Recognized Carson Scholar.

Two Students Named 2016 Carson Scholars
SVSD, March 2016
Seneca Valley School District is honoring two students in the Pittsburgh area who have been named 2016 Carson Scholars.

Dorchester students nominated for Carson Scholarship
Dorchester Star, January 2016
South Dorchester School and Warwick Elementary School students were nominated for the Carson Scholarship.

Lookout Valley Elementary Opens Ben Carson Reading Room
WRCB-TV, January 2016
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation and the Carson Scholars Fund announced the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Lookout Valley Elementary School on Monday.

Ben Carson Reading Room to Open at Lookout Valley Elementary School
The Chattanoogan, January 2016
Through the gift of The Deaver Phoenix Foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund announces the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Lookout Valley Elementary School.

Baltimore schools celebrate reading with Ben Carson Reading Day
WMAR, November 2015
Baltimore area schools celebrated the event to raise awareness of the importance of everyday leisure reading.

Carson Opens School Reading Rooms
South Florida Times, October 2015
Grove Park Elementary School and Westward Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL open their Ben Carson Reading Rooms!

Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Bakerfield Elementary School, October 2015
On Monday, October 5, Bakerfield Elementary School held a grand opening celebration of its Ben Carson Reading Room, thanks to the generosity of Stack & Store Mini Storage and the support of the Carson Scholars Fund.

Adventist Academy senior named Carson Scholar
Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 2015
Newbury Park Adventist Academy senior Jasmine Westerdahl has been named a 2015 Carson Scholar.

Dr. Ben Carson’s scholarship program affecting lives in West Michigan
WWMT, September 2015
Carson Scholars Fund helping and awarding scholarships in the Battle Creek area.

Boca Raton Elementary opens Dr. Ben Carson Reading Room
WPTV, September 2015
Children at Boca Raton Elementary School have a new oasis and place to read — their Ben Carson Reading Room.

Phillip C. Showell Student wins Carson Scholars Fund Award
Coastal Point, June 2015
Brynn McCabe, fifth grade student at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, was named a 2015 Carson Scholar.

New Canaan girl named Carson Scholar
New Canaan Advertiser, May 2015
Caroline Sarda, a junior at Lauralton Hall has been recognized as a 2015 Carson Scholar.

Dulaney High junior named Carson Scholar [Lutherville-Timonium]
The Baltimore Sun, May 2015
Caitlyn Battle-McDonald of Dulaney High School was named a 2015 Carson Scholar.

31 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Named 2015 Carson Scholars
Annapolis Patch, April 2015
Ten first-time winners and twenty previous winners were named Carson Scholars in Anne Arundel County Schools.

PVHS Student Recognized for Academic Achievement, Community Service
Cecil Whig, April 2015
Sixteen year old Perryville High School sophomore, Christen Dodson, earned her seventh consecutive scholar status from the Carson Scholars Fund.

Students Named 2015 Carson Scholars
SoMdNews, April 2015
Scholars, from Maryland and the surrounding areas, were celebrated at the Maryland Awards Banquet on April 19, 2015 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, MD.

Carson Scholars Total 164 in Lee County; awards Saturday
News-Press, April 2015
The Carson Scholars Fund honored 164 students in Lee County, and the surrounding area, at the Harborside Event Center.

Ben Carson Speaks at Scholarship Luncheon at UTC
Times Free Press, April 2015
Students were honored at the Carson Scholars Fund awards banquet at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

2015 Carson Scholars
WDEF News 12, April 2015
The 2015 Chattanooga and Atlanta Carson Scholars will be honored at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Pomona Unified’s Allison Elementary reading room designed to instill love for reading
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 2015
A new Ben Carson Reading Room opened at Allison Elementary School in Pomona, CA. The room in the first such facility at a Pomona Unified School District campus.

Longview elementary school opens a Ben Carson Reading Room
KEDM, March 2015
Ware Elementary in Texas is one of six schools in the state to have a Ben Carson Reading Room.

Longview elementary receives Ben Carson Reading Room
Longview News-Journal, March 2015
The addition of the reading room was made possible by the Ben Carson Reading Project and Carson Scholars Fund.

New Chapter to Encourage Reading at Edmondson Heights Elementary
Baltimore Sun, February 2015
The Hillendale Country Club Ladies’ Book Club provides funding to create a Ben Carson Reading Room for Edmondson Heights Elementary to encourage reading for pleasure.

Grammy Winner Highlights Joint Fundraiser
Palm Beach Daily News, February 2015
Grammy Award Winner, Gloria Gaynor, highlighted the 2015 Palm Beach Gala supporting two amazing charities, the Carson Scholars Fund and the Paley Foundation.

Renowned neurosurgeon speaks at Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund auction
TribLIVE, December 2014
Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund charity auction at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Memorial Elementary 1-2 Campus Holds Card Workshop
Hometown life, November 23, 2014
Memorial Elementary 1-2 Campus holds a holiday card workshop to raise money for Ben Carson Reading Room books.

Reading Rooms Open in Detroit
Click On Detroit, October 2014
This video covers the opening of two Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Detroit, MI.

Allamanda Elementary School Reading Room Opening
CBS12, October 2014
The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund created a Ben Carson Reading Room for the school.

The Durfee Elementary-Middle School opens Ben Carson Reading Room
DPS, October 2014
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in honor of their school’s reading room opening.

Dr. Carson Featured as 2005 Champion Giver
Philanthropy magazine, October 2014
Dr. Ben Carson is featured in Philanthropy magazine’s 2014 edition as the 2005 Champion Giver. This feature touches upon his incredible accomplishments, the Ben Carson Reading Rooms and Carson Scholarships.

Quitman Upper Elementary Debuts Ben Carson Reading Room
WTOK, September 2014
The first Ben Carson Reading Room in the state of Mississippi opened at Quitman Upper Elementary.

Books Continue to Offer that Magic Carpet Ride
Frederick Magazine, September 2013
Wolfsville Elementary School is set to become the first location in Frederick County for a Ben Carson Reading Room, joining 90 other sites nationwide.

VIDEO: Our Scholars
Education Channel 77, July 2013
The video highlights the many talented Carson Scholars in the Baltimore City Public Schools system.

Dr. Ben Carson: Beyond the Scrubs
WBAL, June 2013
As part of a five-part series, Dr. Ben Carson visited the Carson Scholars Fund office and sat down with WBAL’s John Patti to talk about his upcoming retirement and the Carson Scholars Fund.

Forward thinking: How the Carson Scholars Program grooms the leaders of tomorrow
Maryland Life Magazine, April 2013
Excerpts of Maryland Life’s print feature on Dr. Carson, the Carson Scholarship Program and the Ben Carson Reading Program are available online.

Baltimore’s biggest philanthropists reveal what motivates them
The Baltimore Sun, January 2013
Dr. and Mrs. Carson talk on their desire to give back to others.

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