Senator Square: Carson High School Class of 2022 celebrate sunset and yearbooks

CHS Safe Grad is June 4 with doors opening at the Carson City Community Center

CHS Safe Grad is June 4 with doors opening at the Carson City Community Center

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From their Senior Sunrise in September 2021 to their Senior Sunset June 1, the Class of 2022 has reached the end of their Carson City School District journey.

Senior Sunset took place on Carson High’s front lawn from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and students enjoyed a taco truck, a bounce house, and one another’s company. Senior CHS news anchors Jaylan Chapman and Mario Morgan also delivered their final announcement this week, and CHS Yearbook Adviser and teacher Cynthia Mills said, “We received our yearbooks ahead of schedule this week, and I wanted to give a shout-out to our amazing teachers at CHS.” Mills also added even more when she said “Thank you so much to all our teachers who put up with us pulling your kids for interviews and asking them to check our pages for accuracy, thank you Patricia Ababio for hosting the cover contest in your graphic arts classes, thank you Angila Golik for your winter divider pic, it is amazing, thank you Alyssa Smith-Akerley for helping me knock out some Spring sports pages and helping with distribution, thank you teachers for identifying your teams and clubs so fast when we delivered those pics, thank you Phil Brady for your support with advertising in Senator Square, thank you Rheyanna McCoy for all your mad skills, thanks CHS office staff, custodians, and deans for all your hard work and awesome communication, thanks to my hubby Steve Mills for always supporting me, you rocked our celebratory dinner tonight, thank you to all my editors, but only one is on Facebook and we all know who she is, thank you to Elias Palumbo for the cover design, Bryce Alvarado one of my senior photographers, Megan McGibbon my senior historian, Scout Bourgeois my senior editor and designer, and thank you Devanie Woodward my senior photographer and editor; you all worked so hard to make the book successful.

CHS Senior Sunset was June 1 in front of the high school



Ever see the 1985 film The Breakfast Club? Of course, and what comes to mind? Saturday detention and, for some, Summer School. Senator families and friends, Carson City School District’s summer school opportunity begins June 8, and it is free to all grades. Carson High School counselor Nicole Hendee said, “If your CHS student failed any classes this year, please do your best to sign him up for summer school by June 7.” Registration packets were sent home for students identified by counselors as needing to attend Summer School and are also available in the Guidance Office. “Transportation will be provided for all sixth through twelfth grade students” Hendee added. Please contact the CHS counseling department at 283-1915 for more information.


The digital archives project, and CHS is celebrating. Funding was provided by the generous support of Rotary Club of Carson City, Rotary Education Grant 2020, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Nevada State Library Archives and Public Record. All yearbook and newspaper files are ready for browsing. The Carson City Community is welcome to view the Story of Carson High at, and space for alumni stories and photos of donated mementos may also be found on the website. Mrs. Patt Quinn-Davis and Ananda Campbell thank the Carson City community for donations, support, and interest in this project.

CHS new anchors Jaylan Chapman and Mario Morgan deliver final announcement



Are you a 1992 graduate celebrating your 30th reunion this year? Are you a 2012 graduate celebrating your 10th reunion? Cynthia Mills, the CHS yearbook advisor, has several 1992 and 2012 yearbooks available for a small contribution. For more information, please email Yearbook and Digital Media Adviser Cynthia Mills at

CHS athletic secretary Laurie Sheets is retiring and heading to Texas



Today is Carson High School Graduation for the Class of 2022 beginning at 9 a.m. on the CHS, Football Field. This note is simple; celebrate them, celebrate with them, and be patient with them too as they have made, and are still making, some of the toughest decisions of their lives. Attendees will sit in the bleachers, and other areas of the football field. Only water and non-puncturing items are permitted on the field. Please leave camp chairs at home, but visitors may bring blankets for the field. Water is available for purchase at both ends of the west bleachers courtesy of the Band Boosters. No seeds, gum, colored drinks, coolers, silly string or high heels are allowed on the track. No smoking, tobacco, or vapor products permitted on CCSD campuses either, and only service animals are allowed. For the courtesy of others, all guests are asked to refrain from using umbrellas or any other shade structure/pop up during the ceremony as it can impede the view of other guests. Please do not stand along the bleacher fence; per fire code, the aisles need to stay clear during the ceremony. Please refrain from using air horns or other noisemakers during the ceremony as they make it difficult for families to hear when their graduates’ name is called. Graduate pictures will be taken by a professional photographer during the ceremony, and order forms will be mailed home. The nurse's station is located on the south end of the track. For more information, go to, or call 283-2000.

CHS Safe Grad begins June 4 with doors opening at the Carson City Community Center



Safe Grad night begins at 8:30 p.m. June 4 when the doors of the Carson City Community Center open, and the next morning at 5:30 a.m., the graduates enter some amazingly comfortable busses to head to Great America, most of them, probably, sleeping all the way there, with students returning to Carson City by Midnight the same day. This year will have a beach theme with, possibly, a Green Screen Photo, Virtual Oculus, Gaming Bus, Rockwall, Dog Tag maker, Character Artist, Comedian Act, Magic Show with We Are Theater, Tattoo Artist, Massage Therapist, and more. Additionally, Safe Grad is in need of a new President, Vice President, Volunteer Coordinator, and Social Media Coordinator for next year as individuals in these positions will be retiring. For more information about SG, go to, or call Kyra Hinton at 434-760-0635.


Becoming a member of the CHS PTA comes with so many benefits; they are inconceivable. For instance, members become VIPs and receive discounted entry to CHS events, games, concerts, and more, and student members, those who are seniors, may apply for college scholarships from the PTA. Programs needing oversight are the Reflections Art and Literature Contest, College Life Interview Panel, Senior Projects, Staff Appreciation, support for CHS departments, teachers, and clubs, grants for teachers, and scholarships for students. The best part of this is there are no requirements to become a member. Having a child who is a student within the Carson City School District is not even necessary. To submit a membership form, go to The cost is only $6 per member per school year, so for less than the price of a single somewhat fancy coffee drink, become a part of making CHS better for all students.


The initiative behind the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship, United States is to recognize and honor Thai-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence and concern for their Thai community, connection with their heritage, and desire to continue their education. The Award Amount is $5,000 scholarships towards city, community college, or trade school and $10,000 scholarships towards university education. The required factors may be demonstrated through participation in community and high school and college activities. Eligibility requirements are the student must be a Thai-American, be a graduating high school senior, be entering an accredited college or university for the 2022-2023 school year, have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate aspiration through a written essay. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. Go to for more information.


Parents, CHS will also be holding a sports’ physical night June 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the CHS big gym. Sports’ physicals and concussion tests will be available for $10, and student body cards may also be purchased for $25. Have a current eighth grade athlete, and choose to get their physical at their regular doctor? Please make sure to wait until after June 3 to have the physical done. If the physical is done before June 3, it will be invalid to use at the high school.


The 2021-2022 school year is finished, so wisdom suggests upcoming seniors and graduates check out the latest Senator Scholarship Scoop at Visitors simply click Academics, Counseling Department, and The Scoop. CHS and Pioneer High School graduates may still choose to look for some free money in the form of scholarships. The beauty of this, too, is scholarships may be applied for year-round and awarded to college students throughout their entire four years. Many scholarships offered end up being awarded to no one because no one applied. There are thousands of scholarships found at, and There are thousands of national scholarships found at, and The CHS Guidance Office is also always available to help students choose and apply for scholarships. Email counselor Bridget Gordon-Johnson at to make an appointment. Seniors may also head to the CHS Career Center, room 313, to see Mrs. Roman for help with a resume.

Isaac Ledesma



Congratulations to Isaac Ledesma on being nominated as one of the last two CHS Students of the Week for the 2021-2022 school year. Carson High School Distance Education teacher Casandra Mellow said, “I would like to nominate student Isaac Ledesma for CHS Student of the Week; I had Isaac in my classroom during the first semester of this year only, but during this time he became the student you remember.” Throughout Isaac’s time as a student in Distance Education, Mellow added, “He was a Rock Star, getting everything he needed done in order to graduate on time with his peers. Even when things were hard, he stayed positive and hopeful and expertly balanced the demands of school, work, and life. Another CHS teacher, Yearbook and Digital Media adviser Cynthia Mills, said about Isaac, “I have known Isaac since last year, and he was always so positive as he navigated through his online work, but he was also funny and entertaining. I encouraged him to join my Digital Media class in the fall, and he did. He worked well with his group to create videos, and he even volunteered to film the teacher trainings on Professional Development days when he did not have to be at school. Isaac also became my Teacher’s Assistant and he helped me a great deal on yearbook tasks. He is just one of those students you never forget; he's like a bonus son to me.” Congratulations to Isaac Ledesma on standing out in work effort and positivity so much so he was noticed by not one, but two teachers.

Ana Marroquin



Congratulations to Ana Marroquin, a freshman, soon to become a sophomore, on being nominated as one of the last two CHS Students of the Week for the 2021-2022 school year. According to her CHS Honors English teacher, “Ana is a most amazing student who flies below the radar, so-to-speak; she does whatever she is asked to do, never ever complains, and puts forth intense and thorough diligence.” Throughout, literally, the entire school year, her teacher added, “Ana never missed an assignment, asked the perfect questions relating to what she was learning, and never once complained about anything at all.” Well done, Ana Marroquin. Moreover, Ana was an outstanding freshman student this year as is evidenced by her Honors English, Algebra II, and Honors Biology classes. In addition to her noteworthy straight A’s, Ana was a photographer in her Beginning Publications class taking photos for the school yearbook, and she was a member of HOSA Future Health Professionals. “Her excellence as a student encourages me, inspires me, and makes me glad I am a teacher” he added. Ana’s seriousness as a student is also demonstrated in her anticipation of one day becoming a Biomedical Engineer. Congratulations, Ana Marroquin, on being nominated one of the last two CHS Students of the Week for the 2021-2022 school year.

Phil Brady is an English teacher at CHS.


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