Carson High gains recognition



You know I am a fan of Carson High School and I report weekly on all the great news about our staff and students; this past week my positive outlook was supported by a recent article in a national newspaper.

US News and World Report released its results of the Best High Schools in the Nation this past week. I am happy to report that Carson High was recognized as the No. 2 best high school in the state of Nevada and finished among the top 11 percent of the nation’s schools that were included in the research. If you are interested in seeing how they tabulated their results, go to


The CHS FBLA chapter just returned from its state competition in Las Vegas. Their adviser Betty Foerster was named the Northern Regional Adviser of the Year. Five students placed first and qualified for Nationals in Anaheim, Calif., this summer. Of the 15 students that attended the state competition, 10 placed in the top 10 in 14 different events.

Mohamad Sayafi, Michael Samii, and Alex Sanchez were state champions in business plan.

Margaret Duvall won state champion in business law and Porfirio Jauregui in technology concepts.

Second place honors went to Matt Salvador in business calculations, Jauregui in computer problem solving and Rebecca Matley in impromptu speaking.

Duvall and Diana Guerrola took third in business plan. Michael Samii and Dan Zuber took fifth in business ethics, Hugo Hernandez took sixth in help desk and Jauregui took seventh in business calculations.

Diana Guerrola scored ninth in job interview as did Jauregui in impromptu speaking.


Skills USA students just finished a week of competitions around Reno. Many of our students placed in the top 10.

Bill Barbie, teacher and adviser at CHS was named the State Skills USA Adviser of the Year.

Amanda Breen was elected as the State Treasurer. Sara Christl was elected as State Reporter. Two students will advance to National Skills USA competition this summer. Following are the results:

State Champion, Job Demonstration: Andrea Davis

Second Place, Related Technical Math: Daniel Yosafat

Second Place, Job Demonstration: Genoa Donaldson

Second Place, Culinary: Nguyen Pham

Third Place, Job Demonstration: Nguyen Pham


The Carson High Comprehensive Life Skills Program is having its fourth annual Friendship Ball on May 4 in Senator Square. The Friendship Ball is for our Special Education Students and their peer mentor friends.

The ball is a special evening where all students involved get an enchanted evening filled with dancing, food, fun and friendship. The Friendship Ball Queen and King will be announced at the dance.

Students from FFA will design and provide flower center arrangements. Culinary students will make and provide the cookies and snacks for the dance.

Students from the Comprehensive Life Skills Program will assist both the Culinary and FFA students with the preparations.


This week’s Senior Spotlight is on Katie Krahn.

Katie maintains a weighted grade-point average of 4.4. Her schedule includes numerous advanced-placement courses.

Katie will be attending Western Nevada College for the first two years and then transferring to Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. She plans on earning her Bachelor of Science degree in literature and history.

Outside of school Katie works for the Carson City Recreation Department. She is a Lead Staff Member for the after school program, working at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School. Carson High School is very proud of Katie’s accomplishments and we wish her the best in the future.

Angila Golik is a Carson High School teacher and a member of Senator Pride.


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