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Senator Square: Student programs find successes

Erin Been
For the Nevada Appeal

The Carson City Rotary Club is offering a short-term summer exchange to Italy.

One or two students ages 15-18 will be selected to participate in this summer exchange. The student will stay with a family in Northern Italy for three to four weeks.

Afterward, the Italian student will return to Carson City and stay with the Carson City student’s family for three to four weeks.

Applications are available in the guidance office at Carson High School and must be completed by

Feb. 10. An informational meeting will take place Tuesday during lunch in the library.

The selected student will be responsible for travel expenses, some mailing expenses and spending money. The program is organized by volunteers so there are no fees paid to the program.

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Carson High participated in the United States Department of Energy’s Science Bowl Competition in Las Vegas on Saturday. Team members include Merrill Asp, Andrew Jones, Jasmine Bean, Tim Dotson and Shruti Arun. The team adviser is Jim Bean.

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National Honor Society’s Jan. 20 blood drive collected 122 units of blood, 20 units above goal. A big thank you goes out to students and community members for all your support.

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The JROTC rifle team finished first place in the Nevada State Junior Olympic’s competition held on Jan. 23 at Reno High.

Sarah Graves was the top shooter in the event and was recognized as the individual champion.

The team finished third in league competition and will compete in the state championships Feb. 6 at Wooster High School.

Also, the team finished fourth in the Navy’s national postal match, held in December, and will travel to Camp Perry, Ohio, on Feb. 10 to compete against the Navy’s top 20 national teams. The top three teams from this event will be invited to the JROTC national competition in March.

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Mrs. Minifie’s high school weight training/conditioning classes have been working out with the trainers at the 6weekworkout facility. Trainers Colleen and Colton are both excellent motivators. Every day is a new workout, from kickboxing to circuits. The girls are sweating and working harder than they ever have before. They are also having a great time.

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Spring sports sign-ups are 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the north foyer. Now is the time to get your athletic packet completed including physical if necessary. Sports packets can be obtained on line at http://www.carsonhigh.com.

Sports packets will not be accepted after Feb. 22.

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