We have had a great week being back from the winter vacation. We returned to a week filled with activities for Winterfest centered around the theme of Dr. Seuss' literary works.
Our halls were decorated with witty pictures and sayings from Dr. Seuss. It made for a light-hearted week back.
So to the students of CHS, make the spring semester count. From the words of Dr. Seuss himself, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."
NHS GIVES BACK
National Honor Society members have been very busy for the last couple of months. We had a very successful coat drive. Students collected 88 coats that went directly to our elementary school and to Kids in Transition program. A big thank you to Casey Reid and Jason Rush who helped deliver the coats.
NHS members collected two large boxes of toys for Toys for Tots program. They also adopted 13 kindergartners from the Kids in Transition program and donated Christmas gifts from their wish lists.
NHS is hosting a blood drive 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the small gym of Carson High. A free T-shirt and refreshments will be provided.
Also a free cholesterol test is available with each donation. Any community member is welcome to sign up.
Please, consider helping out our community. The sign-ups are available at bloodhero.com, the code word is Senators.
Auditions for the Carson High School Talent Show are 2 p.m. Thursday in the downstairs cafeteria. Students must all show up for sign-in at 2, but auditions may run past 4 p.m. We are looking for a lot of talent in natural and in fun ways.
Students should see Mr. Reedy if they have questions.
We hope the community will make note to attend the actual show 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Carson Community Center. Contact Brian Reedy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ART STUDENTS WIN
Six CHS art students won the Renown Art Contest. Student receives $100 cash prize, get invited to an artist's reception, and have their work displayed indefinitely in the children's wing of the Renown hospital in Reno.
CHS winners are: Caitlyn Morton, Eri Rivera, Erika Gomez, Shay Schmidt, Sierra Bass and Stephany Arias. The student's art teacher is Teresa Breeden.
In addition to the personal prizes, Carson High also receives $250 in art supplies.
This week's senior spotlight is on Zach Bruce.
Zach has a weighted grade-point average of 4.6. For the last four years, Zach has been an integral part of our school's community as a member of National Honor Society, HOSA, Skills USA and the Carson High School club hockey team.
His team placed third at the state HOSA competition in forensic medicine, qualifying for the national competition. For the past two years, Zach has been the captain of the varsity soccer team.
He has received an academic letter each year. In addition, Zach works at our local Olive Garden.
Zach is interested in pursuing an engineering degree and has applied to several colleges. He has already been accepted at the Colorado School of Mines.
CHS is proud of the contribution Zach has made to the class of 2012.
Answer to last fact who has successfully climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park each year is Dave Mital.
New fact: This person was a member of the 1975 CHS state boys' basketball championship and went on to play at UNR in the late 1970s for the Wolf Pack.
• Angila Golik is a government and sociology teacher at CHS and is a member of Senator Pride.