Senator Square: Winterfest is this week at Carson High

Kandis Tuttle

Kandis Tuttle

This week is the annual celebration of Winterfest at CHS. Students will participate in class activities and competitions much like the ones that take place during Homecoming.

Each day is a dress-up day. There will be an assembly Tuesday for students to celebrate the sports teams, Winterfest candidates will be introduced and silly games will be played between the classes for bragging rights.

There are a variety of activities all week that students can enjoy in Senator Square during lunch, as well as evening events including basketball games Tuesday night against rival Douglas High, Diner Night at Johnny Rockets on Wednesday evening, ice skating and Royal Court candidates announced Thursday, basketball games against Galena with the crowning of the Winterfest king and queen, finishing the week with a Sadie Hawkins Dance in Senator Square on Saturday. More information about these events can be found at

The tradition of royalty court has changed a little for this year’s Winterfest. In years past, only the senior class has been represented with candidates for royalty. This year, the royalty court also will include candidates from grades 9-12. Below is the list of royalty candidates for Winterfest 2014. Congratulations to all of these young ladies and gentlemen.

Winterfest Candidates


Ashton Milligan and Jace Keema

Taylor Brehm and Terrance Allen

Chandler Blueberg and Jordan Aikins


Tess Corda and Connor Chech

Lindy Lehman and Todd Lani

Haley Gray and Christian Kivi


Jessica Hoyos-Velasquez and Casey Stevens

Sarah Christl and Aaron Woodbury

Abbey Dudley and Kyle Kunz


Kenzie Bales and Josh Breen

Kaeli Biggin and Sam Bruketta

Kandis Tuttle and Austin Shaffer

Heather Canfield and Aaron Cowee

Danielle Good and Jared Akers

Zoey Gray and Kyle Sharp


EF Tours, an educational tour company for students and teachers, has announced its winners of the Global Student Leaders Summit for 2014. Carson High School senior Elizabeth Everest has been chosen as one of the 15 students from the United States who will attend the summit in China.

The summit brings young leaders together from around the world to inspire and prepare them to solve the global challenges of today — and the future. The experience creates a forum in which students can strengthen their skills of creativity, innovation and adaptability.

This year’s 15 scholarship recipients will spend a week exploring China’s ancient wonders, while also learning about the country’s growth and development and how its leaders are supporting this economic change. Students will apply their ideas at a two-day leadership conference in Shanghai, where they will learn about social responsibility in the new global economy. Check out Elizabeth’s winning project idea at Congratulations to Eli! We are so proud of you.


Spring Sports signups for baseball, softball, track and swim will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the north foyer. Sport packets are available for new athletes in the athletic office or For more information, call the athletic department at 775-283-1900.


The annual CHS talent show will be Feb. 12 at the Community Center. Students must pick up an application in Mrs. Golik’s room. Auditions will be from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 30 in the upstairs cafeteria.

Fifteen acts will be chosen for the show. Tickets to the talent show are $5 for students and staffers and $8 for adults if purchased ahead of time. Tickets the night of the event go up to $8 for all.

Contact Mrs. Golik in room 243 for more information or for an application.


CHS Senator Pride is holding the eighth annual Alumni Night at CHS on Tuesday. The basketball varsity girls and boys teams will both be in action that night against rival, the Douglas Tigers. All CHS alumni are invited to come and see the Senators. A variety of raffles will be held that night just for alumni.

Alumni are asked to check in at the alumni table to get their special raffle tickets. Game times are 5:30 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys game.


This week the Senior Spotlight is on Kandis Tuttle. Kandis is enrolled in numerous advanced-placement and honors courses. Despite her challenging course load, she maintains a weighted grade-point average of 4.55.

Kandis has been a member of the National Honor Society and Link Crew for three years. She has also participated in soccer and softball. Softball has been Kandis’ main focus, and she has been a member of the varsity softball team since her sophomore year. She plans on attending University of Oregon and would like to become an elementary school teacher with an emphasis in special education.

Carson High School is proud to spotlight a young lady who contributes so much to our school and community. We wish her great success.

Angila Golik is a government teacher at Carson High School and a member of Senator Pride.


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