For Valentine's Day, bring on the Queen of Hearts and her tarts

After a very successful Winterfest week at Carson High, the coming weeks will be a tough act to follow. Winterfest candidates had a week of spirit games, movie nights, a scavenger hunt and a large assembly that really pumped up that Senator Pride.

The theme using the game "Clue" was complete with different areas of the school decorated as the rooms of the game, from the ballroom to the library, were tons of fun. A big congratulations to Jen Tartan and the student leadership for a fun, spirited and successful week

If you are in need of something to do with the whole family over the Valentine's Day weekend, Feb.15-17, The CHS Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers are presenting their annual Madrigal Dinner.

Senator Square is transformed into a castle dining hall where the Queen of Hearts hosts her annual "Extravaganza"- a gathering of royals from nearby countries and kingdoms.

While there is much disdain between the royals, and the Queen of Hearts is known for beheading those who cross her, they attend the dinner because the Queen makes the best tarts in the land.

But the tarts have been stolen and chaos ensues as they attempt to find the culprit. The comedy of medieval madness was written by CHS Alumni Alycia Freeman ('07). The evening is infused with musical acts by the CHS Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, as well as soloists and is directed by Susan Sonnemaker. To purchase tickets to this annual event please e-mail ssonnemaker@

Tickets are $20 per person and include dinner, (catered by Mom and Pop's) dessert, and the finest music in the land. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The CTE and arts department is holding their annual fair in Senator Square on Feb. 12. Students can see what Carson High has to offer in the way of vocational education.

Teachers and student leaders from Web Design, CTE, choir/band/drama, visual arts, culinary, child development and other vocational areas set up booths for students to walk through and ask questions about prior to enrollment.

This is a very successful event for both the programs and for students interested in taking classes in these specialized areas.

• Susan Sonnemaker teaches choir at Carson High and is a member of Senator Pride.


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