Video, photos: CHS seniors earn $5.2M in scholarships; spring concert held

Claudia Avila receives a $1,000 scholarship at Tuesday’s Carson High School Salute to Scholars event from Ron Bell of the Pony Express Nevada Division.

Claudia Avila receives a $1,000 scholarship at Tuesday’s Carson High School Salute to Scholars event from Ron Bell of the Pony Express Nevada Division.

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More than 50 Carson High School seniors were recognized Tuesday for collectively earning more than $5.2 million in scholarships, a number that will continue to rise.
Their accomplishments, which highlighted the academic success of the Class of 2021, were celebrated in an awards ceremony in the CHS Big Gym.

“It is difficult to describe this year without using negative adjectives – it seems like being derogatory to our current state of affairs has been normalized – or it’s OK to wish the year away, to cast our gaze to the future in hopes of better times,” CHS Principal Bob Chambers said. “Instead of doing that, I propose that we celebrate your accomplishments, your accomplishments in the face of adversity. For a little perspective on this school year: The last class to graduate from Carson High School during a pandemic was the Class of 1918 and 1919 – due to the Spanish flu. You had to go through the year in either a hybrid model or an online model, or both. You had to actively choose your education, every single day. Not only did you succeed, but you also thrived.

“We applaud all the local organizations and community support who’ve made a lot of these scholarships possible,” he continued. “The Class of 2021 has really embraced the opportunities available to them, and I couldn't be more proud. I am excited about their futures and what they will do after high school.”

Chambers also noted the total amount of scholarships will continue to rise as graduation draws closer. Many applications have been extended due pandemic conditions, so the total in scholarships could be significantly higher than what is represented as of May 25

Carson High School’s Class of 2021 Scholars, listed below (alphabetized):

Claudia Avila

Rylee Baglin

Jonathan Barrera Martinez

Alan Bonilla

Kyle Brune

Kolbie Carrillo

Abraham Castaneda

Morgan Craghill

Jacob Crossman

Heidi DeLeon

Jonah Dodd

Jackson Doughty

Mariah Dunham

Brianna Elliott

Brandon Engels

Cash Farnworth

Bryar Fancher

Cristian Garcia Perez

James Gardner

Cady Garrett

Allison Gill

Abby Golik

Kalin Gordon

Brian Guthrie

Jeremy Heaton

Shay Hiney

Tiffani Hodges

Andrew Ingram

Edgar Iza

Bahar Jazani

Pedro Jiminez

Matteas Klatt

Sebastian Krueger

Sabrina Krueger

Walker Mackenzie

Gabe Madera

Nevan McIlwee

Kasandra Medina-Torres

Amaya Mendeguia

Brenda Monrroy

Kobe Morgan

Ashley Pacheco

Izayah Pando

Julissa Perez

Brynn Prunty

Brook Risner

Nayeli Rodriguez

Michael Roman

Lily Roman

Karyme Salgado

Michael Service

Lander Smith

Samantha Snyder

Josey Steinecke

Heba Syeddah

Olivia Syndergaard

Jashmeen Thind

Ariel Vega

Cynthia Vega

Conner Wilson

Jordan Zamora

Carson High School would like to thank the Class of 2021 Scholarship sponsors and committee members who have made the following scholarships available to their students:

  • AAUW
  • Albert & Frances Seeliger Elementary
  • Alyce McCraken/Sierra NV Assoc. Relators
  • Carson City 4-H
  • Carson Host Lions Club
  • Carson Masonic Lodge #1
  • Carson Republican Women’s Club
  • CHS Wrestling Bing Blood Memorial
  • Carson City Firefighters
  • Chartwells Nutrition
  • CESA/Brandon Putzer Memorial
  • CHS Class of 1977
  • CHS Craft Fair
  • CHS Football Mac Wilson Memorial
  • CHS National Honor Society
  • CTE Greenhouse Project
  • Carson Valley Quilt Guild
  • D’Ascoli Orthodontics
  • Debbie Elder Memorial
  • Dick Stoddard Memorial
  • Edith Milo Memorial
  • Eric Abowd Honorary
  • Families United
  • CHS Future Business Leaders of America
  • George E. Reading Memorial
  • Glenn Lucky
  • Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • Jake Sullivan Roman Memorial
  • Jim Frank Memorial
  • John & Grace Nauman
  • Jordan Woodward Memorial
  • Kerri Oxoby Memorial
  • Kiwanis Club Jim Albee Trade
  • Kiwanis Club Marilyn-Elaine Memorial
  • Kiwanis Club Ralph Denny Memorial
  • Merry & Jason Bayer Broad Horizons
  • National Merit
  • National Pony Express
  • Natives & Newcomers Club
  • Nevada Ag Foundation
  • NV Builders Association
  • OCEA
  • Opportunity
  • Pay it Forward
  • PEO Chapter X
  • Reach Out
  • Robert Z. Hawkins
  • Rotary Club
  • Soroptimist Girl of the Month
  • Stephen Anderson Memorial
  • Tiger Drive
  • Timothy Jones Memorial & HOSA
  • Nevada Builders Accoc. & JOIN
  • NIAAA Scholarship
  • Joshua L. Anderson Memorial


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