Senator Square: A round of thanks to individuals and businesses who support Carson High School |

Senator Square: A round of thanks to individuals and businesses who support Carson High School

Phillip Brady
For the Nevada Appeal
Caitlyn Chacon

How beautiful it is when businesses and individuals in the Carson City community give not only their time but also their resources and services to educate, and in many instances provide some type of financial benefit for, the students of Carson City. There are so many businesses, way too many to list, who have given time and time again to Carson City students from kindergarten through grade 12, so they might go on trips locally or across the country, usually having to do with academics or sports. These businesses are the ones who make it financially possible for these students to attend conferences, visit the White House, or participate in athletic events. In many cases, they even make it possible for students to afford uniforms and athletic equipment. One such business is Carson City Orthodontics, who partnered with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation in order to provide several scholarships for free braces, and one of the winners of the free braces scholarship is Caitlyn Chacon, a sophomore honors student at Carson High School. To see the smile on her face is priceless. Between Carson City Orthodontics and the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, it’s the local community, individual and the local business community who make it possible for so many Carson City students to excel and succeed. Carson High School is grateful for the support it receives from everyone in Carson City.


CHS’ future health professionals are raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness & Carson Tahoe Cancer Foundation during the month of October by selling Breast Cancer Awareness items. Students are selling pink ribbon lanyards and “hacky sacks” for $3, and 4 different writing pens with fun sayings like “Dear Cancer…You Suck” and “I am a Survivor, not a Statistic!” for $1 each. All monies raised go to the CTCF, and items may be purchased from any HOSA member or Mrs. Gustafson in room 206! HOSA officers are also asking the students, faculty, and community to vote for who they want to be the Faculty Pink Princess Fairy: Mr. Kortemeir, Mr. Mital, Mr. Mobley, Mr. Sakelarios, Mr. Quilling or Mr. Glover. The winning male teacher will be dressed up in pink tights, fairy wings, tiara and all Monday, Oct. 31. Voting takes place from Monday through Oct. 27 by placing spare change and bills in the collection bins found in the participating teachers’ classrooms or at lunch in Senator Square. Please help support this cause. Questions: contact Mrs. Gustafson at or 283-1710.


Winter sports sign-ups will be held Monday in the CHS Library south computer lab from 5-6:30 p.m. Students may complete their own sports packet by creating an account at and selecting a winter sport. All registrations are online. The only paperwork necessary for CHS students is the NIAA Form B Pre-participation health form and Form D—Physical (even though a physical is on file from freshman and junior year). Students must complete the top portion of the physical form. For questions, contact the Athletic Department at 775-283-1900.


There’s a new program starting, a chance to win free stuff: pizza, yogurt, and coffee! Each staff member has two “Chips” to hand out each month to students doing something positive or outstanding. If students gets a “Chip,” they are to take it to the office to enter a monthly drawing and receive a sticker for a Chromebook. The first drawing is Oct. 27. Stay positive Senators, and do good things for others. A reward awaits.


Interested in earning some extra money and high school credit with an after school job? The Carson City Library is now accepting student applications for a paid internship with the Digitorium. Students must be at least 15-years-old, available after school from 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and love working with people. Mrs. Lewis, in the CHS Career Office, room 104, has more information about the position.


The theme of this year’s art contest is “A Historic Carson City Christmas. How might Carson City have looked in the late 1800s?” Winners in each category receive: First Place — $50 Walmart Gift Card, Second Place — $25 Walmart Gift Card, and will be featured on special holiday cards with sales to benefit the class of the winners. Each winner will also receive two packets of holiday cards. There will be special recognition for the overall winner with a $100 Walmart Gift Card and the artwork featured on the cover of the special Silver & Snowflake section inserted within the Nevada Appeal on Nov. 29. For additional information and contest rules, contact the Carson City Chamber at 882-1565.


Congratulations to Elise Brady, CHS girls tennis, and Raul Lopez, CHS boys soccer, for being named Athletes of the week for Oct. 10. Also, congratulations to Jaycie Roberts, volleyball, and Logan Mead, boys cross country, for being named Athletes of the week for this week.


Janet Ortiz is a great addition to CHS on so many levels. She helps CHS in as many ways as she can, and she’s a volunteer on her off-period for a class. Thanks for all you do for Carson High School.


This week the senior spotlight shines on Jake Roman, an excellent student with a 4.65 GPA. He maintains high grades in his current course load which includes four AP courses. In addition to being a strong student, Jake is involved in the CHS community. Jake has been a member of the Carson High School football and wrestling teams since his freshman year, and he earned state academic awards in both sports each year. Jake is a member of the National Honor Society as well as Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He enjoys sports and hiking and is a music enthusiast. When asked about his favorite type of music, he said he loves it all. Jake will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall. He plans to major in math. He’s unsure of where this degree will take him, but he knows he will have a career in the math field. Congratulations Jake and good luck! Carson High School is both proud and pleased to have students like Jake Roman.

Phil Brady is an English teacher at CHS.