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Senator Square: Carson High School students to repaint C Hill Wednesday

Angila Golik
For the Nevada Appeal

OK Carson Senators​, our help has been requested for a community service project. The C on C Hill is in need of fresh paint. All of the paint and supplies have been donated. So now we just need manpower. We will meet at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Greenhouse Garden Center on Curry Street. We will hike up to the C and give the C a fresh paint before the 150th anniversary of Nevada Day. Teachers, staff, students, parents, alumni and any other community members are welcome to help. Contact Angila Golik at 283-1737 for more information.


Fred Christensen and Abbey Dudley were crowned Homecoming 2014 Royalty King and Queen last week at the football game against Bishop Manogue. Also, winners of the float contest were announced at halftime. Congratulations to the freshmen class of 2018 for winning the float battle. Second place went to the junior class of 2016. And finally, congratulations to the CHS football team for beating Manogue 42-0.


Caden Lehman, a senior, an officer for the Capitol FFA program, and an officer in the Douglas-Carson High School Rodeo Club, recently had his biggest win doing what he loves. He’s involved in team roping and calf roping and is a member of American Cowboys Team Roping Association. Recently at the ACTRA National Finals in Reno at the Livestock Events Center, Caden won the Super 7 National Championship, landing him and his partner, Jack Curry of Gardnerville, each new Royal T 3-horse trailers, buckles and $10,000 cash. To date this is Caden’s biggest win, earlier this year he won two roping saddles, buckles and money, but nothing quite compares to winning this awesome trophy horse trailer and a national title. Caden is looking forward to representing his FFA Chapter next week while competing at FFA Nationals in Kentucky and he’s currently talking to a few rodeo college coaches and touring campuses to get ready for his college rodeo years.


The Capitol FFA Chapter is headed to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ken., Oct. 27-Nov. 1. Lehman will represent the state of Nevada in the National Dairy Handler contest while the remaining students in attendance will be representing Nevada by sharing Nevada agriculture, natural resource, and mining facts to 50,000-70,000 FFA members at the trade show.


The CHS bowling team will have its first club meeting on Monday, Nov. 3 at 2:15 p.m. at Gold Dust West bowling center. We will discuss a preseason practice schedule, the tentative competition schedule, rules, fees and paperwork requirements. New members are welcome. Come prepared to bowl after the meeting. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Mannschreck in room 231 or call 283-1743.


Do you have a good used car or truck sitting in your driveway or backyard. Do not give it to a junk yard. Would you like to denote it to the Automotive Service Technology or Auto Body Classes to be used for student training? We can give you a letter for your taxes and you will be helping our students to learn on actual vehicles. We could use some good late model vehicles to teach our students the new technology. Please contact Bill Barbie, automotive service technology teacher at 283-1681 or


Our fall blood drive was a success. There were 188 lifesaving donors who stepped up to donate, giving 148 successful donations, resulting in 185 products for our community. It will help save up to 444 lives in our area. Thank you to the National Honor Society members for doing such a fantastic job organizing the drive and thank you to students and community member who donated and supported such a worthy cause. Your hard work and dedication to the community blood program is greatly appreciated.


The CHS Senior Project Committee is taking donations of used books and DVDs for our annual book sale at the CHS Craft Fair. The proceeds from the book sale pay for the breakfast for the judges and students at the Boards in May, for the Senior Project awards for our best projects from our brightest seniors, and for any other expenses we incur for the Senior Project. If you have old books or DVDs (G, PG or PG13 please) you’re willing to donate, contact Mr. Tobin at


There will be a CHS SKI team meeting at lunch Thursday in Coach Evans room 226.


CHS Marching band has competed the last two weeks at McQueen and Galena. Congratulations to it for the following awards. The Band Boosters took home a first place trophy at McQueen for having the best pit crew. The band took home a second place trophy last week at Galena.


The freshman transition classes are doing a penny war this week. All money raised will be donated to Advocates to End Domestic Violence here in Carson City. Way to go Class of 2018.


Key Club will be celebrating Key Club Week in November. You can help them raise money by dining at Applebee’s Wednesday, Nov. 5. Bring a flier to support the club. To get a flier, email Erin at


Thank you to Partnership Carson City for coming to the school and providing enrichment classes after school for the MASH program. Hannah McDonald will provide lessons on the negative effects of tobacco use as well as lessons on the negative impacts of alcohol use. STUDENT OF THE WEEK

This week’s student of the week is Kathia Abundis Ruvalcaba. Kathia is a junior at CHS. She’s an honors student with a 3.7 GPA. Kathia is always on time to her classes and ready and willing to participate in the day’s activities. She’s also involved in our theatre program. Kathia is in advance theatre and plays a major role in this year’s production of “The House of Bernarda Alba.” Thank you Kathia for being a wonderful student at Carson High.


CHS is happy to have Mykelti O’Brien in the spotlight this week. Mykelti currently has a 4.375 GPA and is taking Ceramics II, Honors Chemistry, AP Senior Literature, Outdoor Education, AP Calculus, AP Government and AP Enrichment.

Contributing to CHS tirelessly, she has been a member of Link Crew and National Honor Society for the last three years, has participated in basketball and tennis, and is currently a tutor for the afterschool freshman study hall program. Last summer she had an opportunity to hone her leadership skills at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp. Mykelti plans to volunteer for Pets of the Homeless for her Senior Project.

Next year she plans to attend Northern Arizona University where she’d like to major in chemical engineering in order to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals.

Carson High would like to thank Mykelti for the contributions she has made to our school.

Angila Golik is a government teacher and a member of Senator Pride.