Seniors continue to dominate the news at Carson High this week, from the Winterfest activities of last week to the first of many scholarship offers that are starting to roll in.
Recent scholarship nominations have gone to Chad Shroy and Anna Macquarie for the Wendy's Heisman High School Scholarship for excellence in athletics and citizenship. The WHSH program has set the standard for high school student athletes and gained tremendous prestige in its own right. Each fall, the program recognizes the nation's most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics and community/school involvement.
Candace Rutledge received a UNR Nevada Scholars scholarship. Kim Stefonowicz is one of 104 students nationwide to receive the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship and become a delegate for the US Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. This competitive scholarship provides Kim with generous scholarship monies for an undergraduate program of her choice along with a trip to Washington in March to be immersed in capital activities, such as meeting with the justices of the Supreme Court.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school who have demonstrated exemplary community service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by The Prudential Insurance Co. of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are presented annually on the local, state and national level. Carson High's nominees for this award were: BreAnna Beaman-Bernhard and Elizabeth Lewis.
The Principal's Leadership Award (PLA) provides the opportunity for every secondary school principal to nominate one senior for consideration for a college scholarship. Annually, 100 winners are selected for the scholarships. The PLA program is sponsored by Herff Jones and administered by the www.principals.org/awards/ National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Mr. Fred Perdomo, principal of Carson High School, nominated Macquarie for this award.
In other news, Alumni Night, held during the Carson-Douglas basketball match-up, was a great success, with many alumni attending and more than 70 new names added to the alumni directory.
The following students represented Carson High School in the Honor Choir concert held at Douglas High School Thursday: sopranos: Rayna Donoho-King, Elise Sala, Whitney Schulz, Kristen Sonderegger, Nidsa Mouritson, Rebecca Jolly, Elizabeth Peebles, Stephanie Lauder, Kiona Roath, London Snow; altos: Elysa Gutierrez, Brittney Kinsey, Carinne Powell, Pam Putnam, Alyssa Brown, Kim Matus, Grace Leval, Christie Linn; tenors: Dakota Dutcher, Derrick Grim, Jacob Linstrom, Josh Peacock, Justin Kaylor, Philip Wortman, Ryan Landes; and basses: Alex Crounk, Chris Funk, Alex Kaskie, Dave McComb, and Ryan Wong. Dr. Don Brinegar from Pasadena, City College in Los Angeles was the guest director.
The choir sang five challenging pieces of collegiate caliber at the concert. Students from this group have the opportunity to be chosen for the All-State choir which will be held in April.
Events this week at CHS
Every day: Tutoring after school.
Monday: Pam Stenzel Assembly.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: "Pericles" performance at the Community Center at 7:30.
• Cindy Watty is a counselor at Carson High School and member of Senator Pride.