Senator Square: Winterfest week at Carson High

Christina Lepe

Christina Lepe

Winterfest is upon us here at Carson High School. The upcoming week will be filled with activities and celebrations for the students and staff at CHS. The theme of Winterfest is WinterFlix (like Netflix). Congratulations to the Winterfest candidates who have been nominated by their classmates. One prince and princess will be chosen by a class vote for the freshmen, sophomores and juniors. One king and queen will be chosen among the senior class. Royalty court will be announced Thursday.

Freshmen: Andrew Davalos, Kyle Glanzman, Zachary Schmidt, Gabriella Escobar-Ruiz, Camiell Simpson, Lauren Lemburg

Sophomores: Tyler Huling, Daniel Dudley, Brandon Gagnon, Mia Brozovich, Julianna Williams, Dominique D’Orazi

Juniors: Jonathan Ventura, David Lewis, Asa Carter, Jocelyn Adrian, Natalie Hachenberger, Paris Regan

Seniors: Jake Jones, Colby Brown, Seamus Burns, Brandon Allen, Daniel Cihigoyenetche, Brady Rivera, Samantha Lowe, Shelby Brown, Mi-Reyna Moore, Teresa Boehmer, Cindy Ortiz Pacheco, Taylor Krupp

Here is the list of activities for Winterfest week:

Monday Movie Marathon: Dress up: Pajama Day. Night time activity: Movie Marathon 6:30 p.m. in Senator Square

Tuesday: Carson VS Wild: Dress Up: Camo (going on a TIGER hunt). Night time activity: Stack the stands at Douglas High basketball game 5:15 p.m.

Way Back Wednesday: Dress Up: (Clothes from the past, 50s, 60s, 70s, etc.) Night time activity: Diner at Johnny Rockets 4-9 p.m.

Comedy Thursday: Dress Up: Mix and Match (Comedy). Night time activity: Ice Skating at Arlington Square 6-9 p.m. (Royal Court crowned at 8 p.m.)

Super Hero Friday: Dress up: Superhero or Villain. Night time activity: Basketball game vs. Damonte 5:15 p.m.

Saturday Dance: 7-10 p.m. in Senator Square.


The Jazz Band will be featured in the Jazz Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson Community Center. Tickets will be on sale from any Jazz member or at the door. All proceeds are to benefit the high school instrumental department.


The CHS robotics club had its Northern Nevada Final competition at the Discovery Museum in Reno on Wednesday. The students designed, built, and refined robots to complete specific tasks in under three minutes. Students competed against eleven other teams. Carson High School took one award for the Engineering Notebook and took third place overall. We will now be heading to Las Vegas to compete in the State Championship.


CHS now offers students a weekly opportunity for career exploration through its Future Friday program. Every Friday at lunch, a different partner from Carson City business and industry provides insight into local career opportunities and post-high school career planning. Past events include Women in Engineering, featuring Jenna Damon, NDOT engineer, and George Gussak of DreamItDoIt. Our next Future Friday will be Friday and will feature Jeff Glass, executive director of the New Entrepreneur Network. Come and learn how to develop an idea into starting your own business. Pizza will be provided. For more information about this program or if you’re business that would like to participate, please contact Michelle Lewis at 283-1910.


Spring Sport sign-ups will be held Monday. Returning athletes must complete a returning athlete form and be cleared by the library and the finance office before being cleared by the athletic office. New athletes must have completed their athletic packet through Powerschool/Info Snap, and a printed packet to be cleared by the library and finance office. For further information attend the sign up night or call the athletic office at 283-1900.


Warm Winters is an organization run by teen volunteers. They donate unclaimed lost and found clothing from ski resorts in eight states to local homeless shelters. They donate unclaimed usable ski gear to underserved high school ski teams and The Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program. You can read more about us at The Carson High School Ski Team is handling the Warm Winters Lost and Found Donation Program at both Squaw and Alpine this year by assisting in cleaning, sorting and delivering the items to the local homeless shelters.


This week’s student of the week is Dylan Velez. Dylan is a senior at Carson High. He is a Cadet Petty Officer second class in the CHS NJROTC and is a current color guard officer.

Dylan performs numerous community service functions for the Carson City Courthouse and NJROTC events. He is an outstanding student who strives for excellence and works hard to better CHS and our community. Thanks Dylan for all your hard work here at CHS.


The senior spotlight shines this week on Christina Lepe. Christina is a strong student, carrying a 4.275 GPA in her honors and AP courses. She has been involved with National Honor Society for the past two years, along with working in her dad’s business.

Christina loves to travel and is planning on joining a school group for a tour of London this summer. Christina is also an avid San Francisco Giants fan and delights in traveling to the Bay area to take in as many games as she can. Christina enjoys art and intends to pursue a career in graphic design. She will attend UNR in the fall, and eventually transfer to the graphic design program at UNLV. We are so proud of Christina and wish her all the best.

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


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