Some culinary competition while winter sports prepare to shine

Carson High has an award-winning culinary program that is second to none in Northern Nevada. On Dec. 18 our outstanding culinary students once again have the opportunity to shine, and you can come to the upstairs cafeteria to watch the excitement!

The Northern Nevada Pro Start Culinary Competition starts at 1 p.m. where 25 teams of four student chefs, including 14 teams from Carson High, have one hour and two burners to cook a three-course meal, including an appetizer, main dish, and dessert.

Carson High's teams have been practicing and perfecting their menus for weeks, and teacher Penny Reynolds and her talented group of students invite you to attend. The winners of this competition go to the state competition, held in Las Vegas in February.

Speaking of good food, our culinary two students run a restaurant one student each week cooks lunch on Fridays for the lucky teachers and staff at Carson High. The cost for each teacher is $6 for an appetizer, main dish, dessert and beverage. We are lucky to have such a great program here at CHS.

Straight from our science department, students in Mr. Bean's astronomy class have been studying and collecting data for NASA's THEMIS mission.

Student's have been calculating data about the Earth's magnetic field, and disturbances in the magnetic field at various locations in the United States, including Carson City.

The Carson High School is part of the GEONS project, the Geomagnetic Events Observation Network made up of students around the country. Several students will make presentations to the Dec. 12 school board meeting. For more information see

Sports at Carson High are going into high gear to get ready for the winter season. The bowling club has been meeting for the last three weeks, and are practicing hard to prepare themselves. The members bowl twice a week at the Gold Dust West and coach Paul Martinovich says that practices have been going well, and that "Our club looks as strong as ever."

Our bowlers went undefeated last year and this year looks just as promising. Their first tournament is Dec. 13 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

The Carson High Ski Team has been doing dry-land training and praying for snow! Coach Adrienne Garbiel in her first year is optimistic about her team's chances, and that it will snow at some point before the season is over.

Tyson Thievierge has the wrestling team primed and ready to go for another great season, and the boys and girls basketball teams are ready to hit the court. The freshman and junior varsity basketball coaches extend the invitation to come and watch the future varsity players hone their skills, in addition to watching the varsity games this year.

Congratulations to the NJROTC color guard and drill teams that competed in the Reed Drill Meet on Nov. 17. The unarmed and armed teams both placed first out of 10 teams in standard drill. The color guard placed third out of 14 color guards. The commanders are: Unarmed, Mike Atkinson; armed, Samantha Ferla; color guard, Jessica Frenna.

Carson placed first overall among the 14 schools who participated in the meet.

• Jeff Rispin teaches math at Carson High and is a member of Senator Pride.


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