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New author visits CHS

Cory King

Author Heidi Ayarbe recently visited her alma mater to give students a glimpse into the life of a writer.

Students in several English and media classes gathered in the library to hear Ayarbe’s presentation. In addition to her work as a writer, she spoke about growing up in Carson City, her present life in Columbia, and her experiences traveling to over 20 different countries. It was an opportunity for students to see that even a person from Carson City can go on to fulfill their dreams.

Ayarbe gave budding writers food for thought. Successful writers are not always eccentric, she explained, and most are ordinary people who are willing to work hard and practice self-discipline.

Ayarbe also read a passage from her recently published first novel, “Freeze Frame.”

Because of the amount of interest in the book, a raffle was set up for students to be able to check out it out from the library, or to receive an autographed copy. Ayarbe’s visit to Carson High was initiated by the Carson City Library.

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In other news, the upcoming national election is on the minds of students. A political forum featuring representatives of both John McCain’s and Barack Obama’s campaigns is being planned by seniors Callie Ward and Rebecca Gansberg. Jessie Sinclair, also a senior, is organizing a mock election in which juniors and seniors will participate. Finally, about 65 students will be getting involved by working the polls on Election Day. It is wonderful to see our students are motivated to become active citizens.

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The fall blood drive takes place on Tuesday. Please sign up on the board outside room 229 to donate blood. For more information, please contact any CHS National Honor Society member or sponsor Anna Province at 283-1741. All persons 16 years or older and in good health may sign up. Thanks in advance for your help in helping the members of our community.

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The CHS Concert Band will be performing on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7p.m., in the big gym.

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The CHS National Honor Society hosts an induction ceremony for new members on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the big gym. Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo is the guest speaker. The CHS NJROTC will present the flag and the CHS Band will perform during the event.

– Cory King is the librarian/media specialist at the Carson High School library.