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Senator Square: Invisible Children returns

Erin Been

Whitney Nash is in this week’s Senior Spotlight. She has a grade-point average of 3.9.

Her courses include honors American literature, government, advance-placement biology and photography.

Whitney plans on attending St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., on a scholarship studying biology. Whitney will be playing both basketball and golf for the university.

She is very involved both in and out of school as a member of varsity golf team, and named first team all league. She also was a member of varsity basketball team and named first team all league, and all region.

She belongs to National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Environmental Action Team, and was student council treasurer her freshman year. Whitney also has obtained her scuba diving certification.

We are proud to have Whitney as a CHS Senator.

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At the Elko tournament last weekend, the Carson High Speech and Debate team earned the following places: Sean Lopez, seventh place in impromptu; Chris Johnson, fourth place in impromptu; and Darcy Clark, third place in humorous interpretation.

Congratulations.

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Invisible Children, a nonprofit group raising awareness about the plight of child soldiers in Africa, will be doing a presentation at CHS on Friday.

There will be three presentations during the day. Contact Will Houk at 283-1733 or whouk@carson.k12

.nv.us for more information.

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This April, Ms. Miller’s creative writing classes at Carson High School will take part in Script Frenzy. It is an international writing event in which participants attempt the creatively daring feat of writing an entire script (film, television, stage, or comic book) in one month.

The Office of Letters and Light are the facilitators of this event.

This isn’t a contest, so there are no “best of” categories or valuable prizes awarded. Each and every writer who attempts his or her goal is victorious and awe-inspiring, and will get a Script Frenzy Young Writers Program certificate and web badge proclaiming this fact.

We are very excited to be able to challenge the students!

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The Carson High girls basketball team won the state academic championship this season with a grade-point average of 3.8.

This is the second year in a row that the girls team has won this award.

Team members were Ashley Saarem, Elayna Shine, Natalie Stevens, Lisa Yamamoto, Jazmyn Stokes, Whitney Nash, Eliza Matley, Emily Collins, Tiana McAllister, Kaitlyn Holmes, Mary Longero, Lani Karosich, Maddi Saarem and Savannah Smith.

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The Guidance Office will be offering preparatory workshops for the ACT and SAT.

The dates for the ACT sessions will be March 29-April 1. The SAT workshop will run April 11-15.

The workshop will cover standardized test taking strategies and will be held in the library during zero hour.

Students need to sign up in the Guidance Office. All juniors testing this spring are encouraged to attend.

• Erin Been is a health teacher at Carson High School and a member of Senator Square.