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Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Carson High alums reach their goals

The Nevada Appeal Editorial Board

The Nevada Appeal’s “Silver Dollar” and “Wooden Nickel” feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Silver dollar: To Carson High School graduate (Class of 2006) Sophia Raphael Cardinal, who went on to graduate last weekend from the University of Nevada, Reno with a perfect GPA. In addition to being named a Senior Scholar, Cardinal won the prestigious Herz Medal for having the school’s highest GPA. Your hometown is very proud of you, Sophia. Now go out there and have a fantastic future.

Silver dollar: To another CHS 2006 alum, Katie Brown of Carson City, a story of strength and inspiration. Brown excels at life despite living with cerebral palsy.

She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in aerospace engineering and computer science. And to further prove her mettle, she snagged herself a coveted full-time position with NASA in Maryland – her dream job. Brown’s determination is proof that if you want it bad enough, you can get it.

Silver dollar: And here’s another example of how Carson High School provides a top-notch education: English teacher Cheryl Macy was selected as Nevada’s 2011 Teacher of the Year.

She will travel to Washington, D.C., this spring for a week of professional gatherings with the nominees from the other states, and is in the running for the national Teacher of the Year award.

Dinner with President Obama and a week at Space Camp come with the deal. Much deserved accolades for an outstanding teacher.