Preparation for fall sports begins soon

The Carson High School athletic department is holding a parent/athlete meeting at 6 p.m. May 19 in the Morse Burley gymnasium.

Chris Franz, medical director from Sport Safe will be doing a presentation regarding the newly adopted drug policy, and coaches will be available for questions regarding the upcoming seasons.

Sports Physical Night is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. May 27. All incoming freshmen and juniors, or those needing a physical every two years, are eligible. Each physical costs $10.

Forms can be printed from the CHS Web site at www.carsonhigh.com, under "Activities" click on "Student/Athlete Sports Packet Information," then "Forms," and then click "NIAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation." The form will be turned in with the completed sports packet at a later date.

Also coming up is Fall Sports Clearance Night, scheduled for June 15. More details will be forthcoming about this event.

If you have any questions regarding CHS athletics please call the Athletic Office at 283-1900.

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Two teams of AutoCAD students recently participated in the CANstruction charity event, in which students design and build structures entirely of cans.

The CHS teams used more than 6,000 cans, which were then donated to the Northern Nevada Food Bank. The first team, consisting of Ashley Anderson, Nathan Bartosz, Taylor Phillips and Brian Skach, built an 8-foot tall, 10-foot wide bridge and two city towers.

The second team, consisting of Shruti Arun, Alexis Church, Trey Dufresne, Antonio Gudino and Aaron Scott, built an 8-foot wide hand holding a world. They were awarded for structural ingenuity.

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The National Honor Society invites the community to donate blood at the spring blood drive 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19 in the small gym.

This is the only date the drive will be open to the public. Students and staff are invited to contribute both on May 19 and May 20. If you have any questions please contact any NHS student or e-mail Anna Province at aprovince@carson.k12.nv.us.

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Finally, two teachers at Carson High School were recently recognized for their dedication to education.

Congratulations to Sherri Kelley, named CHS Teacher of the Year, and to Susan Sonnemaker, named Nevada High School Music Educator of the Year.

Thank you for your hard work, Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Sonnemaker!

Cory King is a librarian at Carson High School.

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