Hey Carson! The Carson High Leadership class is organizing a clean-up day at Mills Park on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This month, Carson High Leadership is focusing on Love Thy Community. So every week, Carson High’s Student Council will be encouraging its fellow students to clean up in several different ways — they will be making posters and fliers and putting them up around the school, it will be on the announcements, and every Thursday of Friday it will be passing out a reward when it sees other students cleaning up. If the majority of the school is cleaned during the week, students will get to listen to music at lunch on Fridays. The event on Feb. 26 is open to the community. The students will be providing gloves and trash bags; please come out and show your support for your community.
TALENT SHOW WINNERS
Future Business Leaders of America hosted the 2015 CHS Talent Show this past week at the Carson City Community Center. The two-hour-long event played to a full house. Winners of the evening were as follows. Overall Grand Prize Best Act: Samantha Lowe, singing “House of the Rising Sun.” First place singing: The Favero Sisters. Second place singing: Brent Lauderbaugh and Daniel Cihigoyenetche. First place non-singing act: Danny Dudley and Aaron Woodbury. Second place non-singing act: Big Thunder. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our sponsors for the night: New Entrepreneur Network, a division of the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation.
The CHS bowling team won matches against Damonte Ranch on Feb. 4 and Sparks on Feb. 9. Team members who scored games over 200 were Skylar Belcher, Conlin Herrick, Tyler Lethcoe, Alec Fletcher, Matt Liddell, Dustin Floyd, Prett Paulsen and Chris Baird. In the match against Damonte Ranch, Chris Baird was one frame short of a perfect game with a score of 289. In the match against Sparks, Sklyar Belcher nearly rolled a perfect game with a score of 299. Awesome. Our next event is at Gold Dust West on Saturday, Feb. 21. Competition begins at 11 a.m. against Reed. This is our only home event. Come out and support the CHS bowling team.
CHS National Honor Society is participating in a Polar Plunge event at Lake Tahoe. It’s the biggest fundraiser to support the athletes of Special Olympics. The plunge will take place at Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe, on March 21. This year’s theme is “Tropical.” Plungers are encouraged to dress up in fun island theme costumes, but it’s not required. Any student can participate. To register, go to ipolarplunge.com — register — South Lake Tahoe — Join the Team — Carson High Hula Party. Every plunger needs to raise $25 in order to participate. It’s an exciting event and helps to make a difference in lives of athletes with special needs. For more information and fundraising opportunities, see Mrs. Glenn in Room 227.
Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica or China for college credit. With SPI programs, the traditional classroom takes a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals and weekend journeys where history, art and culture come to life. For more information, visit spiabroad.com, or call 866-502-7505. Enrollment and Scholarship Deadline: March 1.
QUESTBRIDGE COLLEGE PREP
Attention, juniors. Questbridge’s 2015 College Prep Scholarships are for outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. See your counselor, or go to www.questbridge.org for more information. Applications are due March 25.
UNR FAFSA NIGHT
Representatives from UNR will be here at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library to help prospective students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are planning to apply to UNR and need help filling out the FAFSA form, please stop by the guidance office to sign up for this event. You must sign up and pick up a list of information you will need to bring with you.
Lindsay Hettrick is this week’s Senior Spotlight student. Lindsay has a 4.11 grade-point average and is currently carrying numerous AP and Honors courses. She has been a part of National Honor Society for three years. Through NHS, she has volunteered at multiple organizations. Lindsay has been on the CHS varsity soccer team all four years of her high school career. Currently she’s the wrestling manager. After graduation, Lindsay is going to attend Chico State and major in nutrition. With a bachelor’s in nutrition, Lindsay will be able to do anything from being a dietitian for a school to working with professional athletes. One day she hopes to start her own business being a registered dietitian. Carson High School is proud of Lindsay and wishes her the best in her future endeavors.
Angila Golik is a government teacher at CHS and a member of Senator Pride.