Ten years ago, a group of teachers started a little club at Carson High School for staff called Senator Pride. One of our projects was to expand the news to our community of all the great things happening at CHS. The Nevada Appeal granted us space in its Sunday paper for the “Senator Square.” Thank you Teri Vance for helping us achieve this and thank you to the Appeal for seeing the value of such information.
It has been a fun 10 years being a part of writing this column. This is my last column as I have stepped down from being Senator Square columnist. I’m happy with my association with this column over the years, but it’s time for a fresh voice and for me to clear some time off my schedule for other things. English teacher Phil Brady will be the new column writer for Senator Square starting next week.
I’m happy I’ve been a voice of positive news about CHS. I love this high school and being a Senator. I’m also honored to be a teacher here, among a staff that’s top notch. I can honestly say I bleed blue. And I believe with all my “blue” heart Carson High School is the best high school in Nevada. I’d like to thank the readers of the Nevada Appeal for supporting CHS and me over the years. GO SENATORS!
CHS THEATER PERFORMANCE
Come support the CHS Theatre Arts Department Winter Play, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” by James Still, Jan. 28-30 at the Brewery Arts Center.
“And Then They Came for Me” is a multimedia dramatic production that follows the stories of multiple Jewish families in Europe during World War II. It includes video interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, Eva Geringer and Ed Silberberg, both teenagers who knew Anne Frank, and their families’ amazing stories of escape, hiding and capture by the Nazis.
Showtimes are Jan. 28, 29 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center on 449 W. King St., Carson City. Tickets are $10 General Admission and $5 CHS Students with a student body card.
ALUMNI TO BE HONORED
Carson High School basketball will be hosting Douglas High Tuesday, Jan. 26. We are also recognizing CHS Alumni who are in attendance. Raffles for shirts, hats, etc. will also take place for alumni. The grand prize raffle will be a CHS game pass for two, and will be held during halftime of the boys’ game. Junior varsity girls play at 3:30; varsity girls at 5:15; and varsity boys at 7 p.m.
SPRING SPORTS SIGN UPS
Spring Sports sign-ups will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, 5-6:30 p.m., in the library. Returning athletes from this school year can pick up and complete a returning athletes’ form. New athletes need to complete and print an online sports packet located on the CHS website at www.carsonhigh.com under the Athletes tab. All athletes must be cleared by the library and student finance. Physicals are required freshmen and junior years and must accompany the sports packet. The Carson City School Based Health Center is available so athletes can get their physicals there, and they offer sliding scale, as well as take Medicaid and NV Checkup. You can make an appointment quickly by calling 800-787-2568. For more information contact the Athletic Office at 283-1900.
The Senior Spotlight this week is Jenna Wong-Fortunato. As a student at Carson High School, Jenna has maintained excellent grades during her freshmen, sophomore, junior and the first semester of her senior years. Jenna has taken both Honors and AP classes, while maintaining a 4.96 weighted GPA. As a senior, she’s enrolled in four AP classes and two Honors courses. While a student at CHS, Jenna has been involved in HOSA (Future Health Professionals) and is currently serving as the 1st Vice-President of the Nevada State Association. Additionally, she placed first at the State competition and third at the National competition. Jenna is in her third year of membership in the Key Club, where she currently serves as the President and Division 45 News Editor. She has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and the Interact Club for two years. Out of school, Jenna is a lifeguard at the Carson Aquatic Facility and volunteers at various elementary schools and the Salvation Army. She has been a part of the KIDS International Dental Services Team for four missions in Guatemala, where she helps provide dental care to the underprivileged children of the area. She plans to attend medical school and become a neurologist or neurosurgeon and then to start an NGO to serve the underprivileged areas of the world in medicine. Jenna hopes to attend either Johns Hopkins University, UCLA or UC Berkeley and focus on neuroscience. CHS knows Jenna is going to be successful in medical school and in all her future endeavors.
Angila Golik is a government teacher at CHS and a member of Senator Pride.