Senator Square: As time goes by — fast; another great year

I find it almost impossible to believe I am writing the last article of the school year. The year went by so fast. My mother always warned me time goes faster as you get older, I’m starting to believe her words of wisdom.

Carson High School had a monumental year, and I want to wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck and happiness in their futures. You have made our school and community proud in so many ways! Congratulations!

Finals will take place this last week of school. For a complete schedule, visit

Also, this is the last Senator Square for this school year. I will return Aug. 17 with a new article.


The 2014 CHS Carneta yearbook was again inducted into Walsworth Yearbook’s Gallery of Excellence. The Gallery of Excellence is a showcase of the best yearbooks published by Walsworth. Only a small percentage of Walsworth Company yearbooks are selected for the gallery.

Executive editor of this year’s Carneta was Jessica Hoyos Velazquez. Editors were Sophie Williams, Kaitlyn Jimmy and Brandon Donovan. This is the 13th award of this kind presented to CHS’s Carneta since 2000. Yearbooks in the gallery are used by the company to demonstrate coverage, design, copy and photography to schools nationwide.

The Carneta is produced each year by the publications class at CHS. The class is open to freshmen through seniors. In addition to the yearbook, the staff produces the online and print Senator News newspaper. Congratulations to Ms. Patt Quinn-Davis and her students for this award and recognition.


The CHS ProStart team, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, recently competed in the National ProStart Invitational in Minnesota. The team consisting of Andrea Davis, Genoa Donaldson, Max Demar, Christian Kivi and Dakota Marinez placed seventh in the nation.

Their teacher, Penny Reynolds, won the National ProStart Teacher of the Year Award at a separate event in Chicago last week. It is the James H. Maynard Excellence of Education Award sponsored by Golden Corral and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. We are so proud of this program and elated for our very own Ms. Reynolds for winning this esteemed award. Way to represent CHS!


Students at Carson High have paintings for sale in the showcase in front of the guidance office. Art pieces start at $10 and go up from there. Please contact art teacher Mike Malley at 790-3614 for more information. Thanks for supporting our students.


Thank you to the businesses in our community that open their doors to the Carson High Vocational Program. They make our staff and students feel like they are part of their staff. The students in this program have a chance to learn job skills with hands-on training.

These businesses are Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, DMV, FISH Dining Room, Applebee’s, Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, Carson City Library, Grocery Outlet and Gold Dust West Bowling Center.

Learning vocational skills gives the students a chance to gain meaningful employment and be productive members of our community. Thank you for everything you do for us! Have a great summer and we’ll see you for the 2014-15 school year.


Congratulations to the following students elected as representatives to CHS Student Council for the 2014-2015 school year.

Student Body:

President: Jared Hearn; Vice President: Kyle Kunz; Secretary: Abbey Dudley; Treasurer: Sonia Arevalo; Historian: Bailee Barber; Public Relations Officer: Jessica Basa; School Board Representative: Jake Jones.

Class of 2015

President: Sarah Christl; Vice President: Casey Stevens; Secretary: Destanee Cachucha; Treasurer: Margaret Duvall; Class Rep: Amber Seifert; Class Rep: Teresa Boehmer.

Class of 2016

President: Jessie Balkwell; Vice President: Kassidy Cox; Secretary: Lisarah Simonson; Treasurer: Todd Lani; Class Rep: Alison Greene.

Class of 2017

President: Shaylin Segura; Vice President: Juliet Favero; Treasurer: Mia Brozovich; Class Rep: Rebecca Ostrander.

Class of 2018

These freshmen have applied, but have not yet officially been elected:

Jacob Wolz, Bella Bruketta, Makayl Holloway, Charly Lawlor, Elizabeth Kaminsky, Sam Wilson.


Over the course of this school year, many students were honored as “Student of the Week.” These students were nominated by teachers based on their contributions to CHS. Congrats to the following students who were recognized with this award:

Eli Everest; Andrea Davis; Garrett Lawson; Erica Gallegos; Tana Greene; Jennifer Huckabay; Ryker Been; Da’vid Lewis; Carly Schmidlin; Jesus Fernandez Garcia; Callen Aten; Ana Cuadras; Camryn Aten; Shaylin Segura; Maricela Segura; Nik Weddell; Sarah Christl; Serena Trujillo; Ethan Lopes; Diana Gurrola; Genoa Donaldson; Racheal Rombardo; Kayla Payette; Hsueh Yen Lu (Che); Abbey Dudley; Josh Breen


We thought we’d start with just one sport, but due to popular demand, the Carson City School District is proud to present 2014-2015 Open Enrollment for all Carson High athletes, June 2-13.

Through our new online enrollment system, parents will be able to update their child’s information as well as enroll for all sports for the 2014-2015 school year all in one place, at one time, in six easy steps.

Instructional mailers will be sent home to all eighth- through 11th-grade students the week of June 2. Please look for the mailer with instructions on how to access our new system. We have current information regarding online registration on our website and will have more information posted over the summer.

Please visit and click on “Enrolling Students” to view online registration information.


The following information should be saved and marked in everyone’s calendars. New teacher orientation for Carson City School District will be Aug. 11 and 12. Returning teachers and staff will report Aug. 13, 14, and 15 to their respective school sites.

Freshmen orientation will be 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 12 at CHS.

There will also be a parent university for parents of incoming freshmen and new students to our high school from 8:15-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 12. The 2014-2015 school year will start Aug. 18 for all students and staff.

Angila Golik is a government teacher and a member of Senator Pride.


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