Senator Square: Carson High School students to celebrate Homecoming week

Jessica Basa

Jessica Basa

The annual tradition of Homecoming is upon us. There are many activities taking place this week, both athletic and non-athletic. Each day has a particular dress-up theme, a lunchtime activity, and an evening activity.

Tuesday’s dress up day is crazy hat day. For a $1 donation, students can wear a hat of their choice. Hats will not be allowed without paying that donation. That evening, students can attend the annual lip sync at the community center.

To see a list of events for the whole week, visit and see the current events section on the left side of the page.

Congratulations to the king and queen candidates nominated by the senior class. Crowning of the king and queen will take place halftime of the football game on Friday night. The game is preceded that evening by the homecoming parade of athletes and clubs at 6 p.m. on Saliman Road, which is open to the public.

King candidates are Kyle Kunz, Jared Hearn, Dilyn Rooker, Nolan Shine, Fred Christensen and Casey Stevens.

Queen candidates are Abbey Dudley, Lindsay Hettrick, Bailie Zuber, Chantal Torres, Sarah Christl and Jessica Basa.


Winter Sports sign-up night will be 5:30 p.m. Monday in the library. Those who have not signed up for a winter sport through the parent portal/info snap must do so prior to turning in their sport packet, or complete the packet during the sign-up.

Sports packets will not be given out. All sign-ups will be completed online. All athletes who have turned in their packet must complete a returning athlete form and be cleared through the library and finance office prior to turning in the sports packet. The deadline for sign-ups is Nov. 5. Eligibility will be based on the first-quarter grading period. See the athletic office for more information.


Future Business Leaders of America will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at lunch in Mr. McHenry’s room, 241. Registration forms and fees are due at the meeting. We’ll be discussing upcoming fundraiser, current stock market team standings and begin the discussion of state competition events.

All officers are required to attend. For more information, see Mrs. Golik in room 243.


Are you having a hard time deciding what to get your granddaughter, grandson, son or daughter for Christmas this year? Well, we have solution to your problem... Buy them the award-winning Carneta Yearbook.

It’s something they will always cherish, and they can look back at all the memories they have made this past year. This year, the staff is celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday as part of the book’s theme. To order online, find the yearbook logo on the Carson High website. You can also place your order by visiting the front office at CHS or call 283-1782 for additional information.​


The National Honor Society Chapter of Carson High held its annual Induction Ceremony on Monday. The event included 80 new inductees and 79 returning members. Our keynote speaker was Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell. He shared some of the memories of being in National Honor Society as a student at Carson High. He talked about the challenges he faced while transitioning from high school into Standford University.

He finished his speech talking about why college is a lifelong investment and how hard work and good ethics will get you far in life.

Every year, due to some unknown laws of nature, one or two students’ names disappear from the program. This year it was Caroline Gabica and Avery Nodak. Please accept our apologies. Congratulation to all NHS members on your academic achievements! Thank you for being outstanding citizens and making our community a better place.


National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the small gym of Carson High School. Community members are welcome to participate. Online registration is available at The code word is Senators. Free cholesterol testing is available with each donation. Free refreshments will be provided. Find the hero in you and save three lives.


Socktober is here. Starting this week and through all of October, bring in new socks to your B4 class. The class that brings the most socks wins a prize.

CHS Leadership has organized this fundraising event to give back to the community. It has joined a nationwide movement to provide more than 1 million homeless persons across the nation with new socks. The socks collected at CHS will stay within Carson City. To make a donation, contact Ann Britt at 775-283-1770.


This week’s student of the week is Alexa Haight. Alexa is a freshman at Carson High. She’s studious, always optimistic and willing to lend a hand whenever she’s asked. Thank you Alexa for being such a great student here at CHS.


Carson High School is pleased to recognize Jessica Basa as this week’s senior in the spotlight. Jessica has a grade-point average of 4.8 and is carrying a full load of advanced-placement and honors classes.

She’s the student body public relations officer and is a member of National Honor Society, Skills USA and Link Crew.

Outside of school, Jessica is active in the community as a volunteer at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. She has also taken lessons in Tae Kwon Do for many years and has earned her black belt.

Jessica hopes to earn a degree in computer science but has yet to decide on where she’s attending college. She’s considering UNR, the University of San Diego and Boston University. We are proud of the contributions Jessica has made to Carson High School and our community and wish her the best of luck in the future.

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


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