Carson High students heading to nationals
There is no school on Monday for freshmen, sophomores and juniors as the seniors will be presenting their senior project boards to community members.
DEBATE gears up for nationals
CHS Speech and Debate will be holding several fundraisers to help cover the cost of the National Tournament this June in Dallas. The team will have a booth at the 150th celebration at the Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The team will have information on the national topics, what debate is, state politics, a raffle, and have tickets to all its other events. On Saturday night, the Carson High debate will host the first Escape Carson High Zombie Run. Runners will be given flag football tags and have to travel through a course across campus. Along the way there will be zones with zombies. The zombies will try to take the flags from the runners. Runners who make it to the end of the course with their flags may turn them in for raffle tickets to win prizes. Tickets are $10. The minimum age is 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the events. Minors will need to have their ticket signed by a parent to gain access to the course.
From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 the team will host an exhibition in the upstairs cafeteria of Carson High School. This will be an interactive event where we will showcase each event the team competed in during the season. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 the team will host a dinner theater at Sassafras Eclectic food joint. Tickets for this event are $10 to get in the door and must be purchased in advance as seating is limited.
From 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 Bully’s is partnering with Speech and Debate. Patrons that bring in a ticket will have 15 percent of their check donated to the team and receive a 10 percent off coupon for a future visit. For questions, contact Patrick Mobley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FBLA rEADY FOR NATIONALS
The CHS Future Business Leaders of America are fresh off its state competition in Las Vegas where 16 CHS students competed in 28 business skill related events. Of those events, the students placed top 10 in 22 events. Eleven students qualified for nationals in Chicago in June. Among the 11 national qualifiers, three students were state champions in their respective events. Sadie Share, Hannah Golik and Margaret Duvall all finished with first place awards. Nine students and two advisers will make their way to nationals at the end of June. Fundraisers are being held to financially assist the students on this trip. A GoFundMe website has been set up for donations at http://bit.ly/gofundme-CHSFBLA. The New Entrepreneur Network of the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation has pledged to match community donations up to a total of $4,000. Thank you so much!
All Sports parent meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Morse Burley Gymnasium (Big Gym). The meeting will cover how to complete the online registration for Fall, Winter, and Spring sports for 2015-2016. This meeting is for all parents and athletes interested in any sport for the 2015-2016 school year. Physicals, concussion testing, social media, bullying and hazing, drug testing, and other important information will be covered. Coaches will be available to talk to parents after the main meeting. This is the only parent information meeting held for the year. For more information, contact the Athletic Department at 283-1900.
BUSINESS CLASS AWARDS
Carson High Business Students competed in a Shark Tank Business Plan Competition last week.
The students prepared Business Plans and presented them in class to instructors William McHenry, Allen Gosselin and Mike Alvarez in March. The top four in each class advanced to the finals (May 5 and 6) and the opportunity to present to local business xxperts. A total of $900 was awarded to the champions ($150 per class). Greater Nevada Credit Union, US Bank, and the Adams Hub each provided $300 in cash and gift cards.
A3 Champion “Sweat Tunes” Jace Keema and Jake Roman; Runners-up: “Temperate Toes” Cia Kinder and Kaylee Gordon; “Your Survey” Nico Salm and Patrick Henricksen
A5 Champion “Furry Friends” Tamra Koopson; Runners-up: “Silver Sage Trucking” Jacob Sheldon and Omar Garcia; “Piece of Cake” Taylor Brehm, Ashton Milligan, Terrance Allen
AB55 Champion “Food Zoom” Sophia Waite and Wendy Soriano; Runners-up: “Bye Bye Belt” Sadie Share and Rebecca Ostrander; “Community Outreach” Lindy Lehman and Andrea Maffei
B2 Champion “Little Owl Coffee” Emily Woods and Hannah Sayan; Runners-up: “ Unstranded Backpack” Jordan Beck, Cole McDannald, Bryce Schilling “Food of Many” Kyrie McBride and Adam Lackey; “Guns and Guides” Joe Nelson and Brynn Lehman
B4 Champion “Windeez” Samantha Lowe; Runners-up: “ Washed up Truck” Logan Mead and Zach Combs “KDE Bakery” Danny Jauregui, Eveline Delgado, Kacey Lopes “Smoothie Planet” Natalie Hachenberger
B6 Champion “Café Diem” Fionna Lee; Runners-up: “Cencas Oil” Carlos Nunez and Skylar Thackston “Snoptics” Maeve Hoerth and Alex Henricksen “Belize Salon” Lily Barajas and Musi Torres
Special thanks to all the community business leaders who served as Sharks: The BRIC: Michael Salogga; In Plain Sight Marketing: Renee Plain; Adams Hub: Miya MacKenzie and Rob Griffin; US Bank: Brian Howard and Karen Haltom; and Greater Nevada Credit Union: Shere Brown, Kerstin Plemel, Kristina Bell, Kristina Krause, Scott Wilde, Tom Wheeler, Teri Foster, Phil Doss and Tom Wambaugh.
This week the senior spotlight is on Sara Session. Sara currently has a 4.24 weighted GPA and a senior course load filled with Honors and AP courses. Sara is involved both at the school and community levels. As a member of the Carson High School theater program, Sara has been a part many of the plays the group has put on. She has also been involved in community theater since second grade. Sara has been a Girl Scout since first grade, giving a speech at the Women in Leadership ceremony three times. Sara volunteers her time with Food for Thought, a local program that provides meals and snacks to students who might otherwise go without. Sara also tutors struggling students after school. Sara is planning to attend Santa Clara University where she’s unsure about her major. Whatever she will choose, we are certain she will be successful. Carson High School is proud of Sara and we wish her much luck in college and beyond.
Angila Golik is a government teacher at CHS and a member of Senator Pride.