Senator Square

The winter sports season concluded with the boys' and girls' basketball teams both participating in the zone tournaments. The ski team had the following eight girls and three boys place in the state tournament: Meredith Adler, Tatum Boehnke, Nicole Carlevato, Katie Carter, Meagan Carter, Julia Glenn, Chelsea Keating, Lisa Midboe, Spencer Brinson, Clay Hollett, and Taylor Phillips. The wrestling team results were reported in our last Senator Square.

Spring sports teams in baseball, softball, track, boys' golf, and swimming have all begun their practice schedule and look forward to a competitive season.

Band-o-Rama was held in the Morse Burley gymnasium at CHS on Thursday. The elementary, middle, and high school bands were highlighted, playing some of their favorites, and the evening was concluded with an exciting piece played by the entire group.

Fifty-three of Carson High's ROTC students will be taking a field trip to the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, Calif., next week. While there, they plan to tour a Navy ship and the Navy SEAL training compound, attend a USMC recruit graduation, and enjoy some time at the San Diego Zoo and Knott's Berry Farm.

The Carson City School District has developed a partnership with American schools in Quito, Ecuador and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The CHS boys' soccer team plans to travel to Puerto Vallarta next fall to participate in a tournament sponsored by the American school there.

Roberto Rojas, a band and choir director from the high school in Quito, spent about three weeks in Carson City, working closely with Felicia Wirgau, CHS band director. He also worked with Karen Chandler, drama, and Susan Sonnemaker, choir and musical theater, as well as band directors at the middle and elementary schools here in Carson. The hope is to have some of our music and drama groups do an exchange with the American school in Quito.

C-Unity meets every Monday during lunch and is always looking for new members. They have some very exciting events planned for this spring. On April 20, they will sponsor a dance for this year's eighth-graders. A field day for fifth-graders is scheduled for May 4, at which these elementary youngsters will compete in a number of events on the soccer field and will conclude their day with a tour of the high school. C-Unity's second Student Appreciation Night will be held on May 22.

The intermediate drama class and Carson Performing Arts will host their annual Comedy Improv at 2 p.m. Wednesday and at 7:30 p.m. March 10. This event will be held at the Brewery Arts Center. Admission is $5. For more information, please call 887-0438.

The Carson High academic team - (composed of Josh Belt, Jasmine Daoudi, Felicia Groso, Ryan Helen Carl Hernandez, Christy Lin, Lisa Midboe, Tina Nye, Erienne Overli, Andrew Palmer, Greg Saunders, Chad Shroy, and Martin Sosa) - has a competition coming up on March 26. They will compete against teams from Churchill County, Douglas, and George Whittell high schools.

Math department tutoring opportunities abound: All year - Senior Math Proficiency tutoring from 7-7:40 a.m. in room 307. All year - Math Tutoring from 2-3 p.m. in room 223. Feb 26 -March 26 - Junior Math Proficiency tutoring 7-7:40 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. in room 249.

In other news, the CHS Staff Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a spaghetti lunch on March 19 with profits going to the American Cancer Society. Cost of the lunch is $5.

• Cindy Watty is a counselor at Carson High School and a member of Senator Pride.

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