Senator Square: World War II vet recounts Pearl Harbor to Carson High students

Caroline Gabica

Caroline Gabica

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About 70 Naval Jr. ROTC students and others had the honor and privileges of listening to a World War II veteran speak at Carson High School on Thursday. Charles Sehe, now 92, was a teenaged sailor on the USS Nevada when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor during World War II. Students were moved by his story and were surprised about how he said he made 75 cents a week growing up. Times have certainly changed. Teacher Johanna Davis said it was a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for her students to be able to listen and interact with a living World War II veteran. Thank you, Mr. Sehe, for your service to our country and for taking time to share your story with our students.


There’s still time to join your classmates on the trip to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The deadline for this trip is Oct. 28. Sign up online at (use the Trip ID No. 124149), or call the WorldStrides customer service team at 800-468-5899. For more information about this trip, contact the adviser/chaperone Angila Golik at The trip is open to current students in grades 7 through 11, and their parents are invited to attend as well.


The Carson High School’s Holiday Craft Fair will be Nov. 20 and 21 at CHS. We need your help. There will be a parent volunteer meeting on Monday in the lower cafeteria area of Senator Square at 6:30 p.m. Adult volunteers are needed for this year’s event in addition to the student groups/clubs. Your volunteer hours not only help make this event a success, but it could assist with your child’s college fund. Last year, the Craft Fair Committee awarded seven $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who, along with their parent(s), volunteered to assist at the craft fair. We intend to continue with these scholarships again this year — with 4-8 more this year, depending on the craft fair profits. Part of the criteria to qualify is service to the craft fair for the student applying for the scholarship as well as volunteer hours served by one or both parent(s)/guardian(s). You are volunteering your time only — all students will need to serve either on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., assisting with loading and unloading the crafters. They receive stipends for their clubs for their assistance, and could qualify for the senior scholarship if they are graduating seniors in 2016. For more information, please attend the informational meeting on Monday.


Speech and Debate, Drama, and ROTC will be hosting the annual Escape Carson High Zombie Run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. This event is open to the public. For this event participants try to make it through a course that covers most the campus without losing their tags to zombies waiting along the mile route. Individuals are $10 and teams of five are $40. There will be raffle prizes as well as awards for the best team. Runners must be at least 12 (sixth grade) to participate in the run. One dollar donations are being accepted for anyone who just wants to watch the chase. For more information, contact Patrick Mobley at Pre-registration is not required.


Orders for the 2016 Carneta yearbook will be taken every Friday during lunch in the north foyer. Place your order for your book of irreplaceable memories. For more information about yearbook, contact Patt Quinn-Davis, at


Any student interested in taking the ASVAB, please sign up in the guidance office. The test will be given on the morning of Nov. 20 in the library.


The following colleges will have representatives coming to CHS. The following visits will take place: Oct. 19 — Linfield College; Oct. 21 — William Jessup University; and Oct. 26 — Willamette. All meetings will be held in the CTE board room. Please sign up in the counseling office.


This week’s student of the week is Annette Avila. Annette is a hard-working and focused student who pays attention to detail and puts in extra time and effort to make sure she always produces amazing work. Thanks, Annette, for all your hard work!


This week’s senior in the spotlight is Caroline Gabica. She’s taking numerous Honors and AP classes, as she has throughout her scholastic career, and maintains an impressive 3.8 grade-point average. Caroline’s extra-curricular activities are extensive, to say the least! She’s the manager for varsity football, basketball and baseball. As a football manager, she puts the skills she has learned in her two years of sports medicine to the test treating injuries. Her duties vary as manager for each sport from keeping stats to managing equipment for the team. During the baseball season, she also finds time to participate in track where she competes in the triple jump, long jump, high jump and 100-meter dash. Committed to her community both in and out of school, Caroline serves as the Interact Club representative where she helps organize service activities for high school students. She’s the secretary for Health Occupations Students of America, a member of Link Crew, National Honor Society, and last but not least the Student Body vice president. While she plans to apply to various universities and colleges, Caroline’s first choice would be Boston University. She would like to major in nursing, minor in athletic training, and eventually become a physician’s assistant. Carson High would like to thank Caroline for all her contributions, as well as the positive attitude and bright smile she brings to our school every day. We wish her the best!

Angila Golik is a government teacher at CHS and a member of Senator Pride.


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