Senator Square: Carson High School student excels in speech & debate contest

Carson High Speech and Debate captain Sawyer Barnett took first place in the second level of the American Legion speaking contest at Western Nevada College.

Carson High Speech and Debate captain Sawyer Barnett took first place in the second level of the American Legion speaking contest at Western Nevada College.

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Carson High Speech and Debate captain Sawyer Barnett competed in the second level of the American Legion speaking contest at Western Nevada College last Sunday. He took first place with his speeches on the duties of citizens to the government according to the Constitution and the importance of the Eighth Amendment. He moves on to the department level of the competition next month. Carson High speech and debate hosts the next tournament Jan. 29 and 30. We’re looking for anyone interested in participating in this event as a judge. No training is required and judging is both entertaining and educational. Anyone interested can contact the coach Patrick Mobley at


National Honor Society is hosting its winter blood drive. It will take place on Jan. 28 in the library from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. It’s open to community members. Refreshments and a free cholesterol test is available with each donation. Appointments can be made online at, Blood drive: Carson High School, Code word: Senators. Please come and support such a worthy cause. Find the hero in you and save three lives!

National Honor Society invites you to participate in Polar Plunge. It will take place in Lake Tahoe on March 19. That’s right, it’s not a mistake. You get to plunge into icy cold waters of Lake Tahoe. Why? It’s the biggest fundraiser to support Special Olympics. Special Olympics of Nevada provides year round sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This year’s theme is rock-n-roll. You get to dress up in all kinds of crazy costumes and have fun. Join our team at, find our location — South Lake Tahoe, March 19, and join the team. Our team name is Carson High School Senators. You need to raise $25 to be able to plunge. If you don’t like cold water, you can register as a chicken and still participate in all the festivities and fun surrounding this event. Questions? Email Mrs. Glenn at


The CHS talent show will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Carson City Community Center. The event costs $5 for students and staff if bought before the day of show and $8 for adults. All ticket prices at the door are $8. Auditions to be in the talent show will be held after school on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the upstairs cafeteria. Pick up an application in Mrs. Golik’s Room 243. For more information, contact


This week’s student of the week is Alex Marschner. Alex is a bright kid who works hard and shows appreciation toward his teachers. Thanks for what you do at Carson High, Alex!


Carson High school is pleased to recognize Ashley Meyer as this week’s senior in the spotlight. Ashley has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9375 and a weighted grade-point average of 4.6875. She carries a full academic load, which includes advanced placement government, advanced placement English senior literature, advanced placement enrichment and advanced placement calculus. Upon graduation, Ashley plans to major in nursing at either a college in Oregon or Montana State.

Ashley has a part-time job at the Carson Aquatic Center, coaching for the city’s club swim team (Tigersharks). She has been a varsity member of the CHS swim team for the last three seasons. Besides being active with the swim team, Ashley stays active with her church and the animal shelter.

Congratulations, Ashley! CHS is proud of you and wishes you luck in your future.

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


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