Senator Square: Carson High hosting Cinderella Ball April 17

Carson High School is hosting the first Father/Daughter Cinderella Ball at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Mors Burley Gymnasium at Carson High School. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the high school from 2-3 p.m. during school days. Or, mail a check to CHS, Attn: Angila Golik, 1111 North Saliman Road, 89701 and tickets will be mailed back to you. The dance is open to all ages from Carson City and the surrounding areas. Tickets are $25 for a father and daughter and an additional $5 for each additional princess he brings. If you have questions about this event, please contact Angila Golik at 781-5829.


Senior Citizens from our community who are age 50 and older are invited to come to the annual Senior/Senior Prom from 6-9 p.m. April 16 at Carson High School. The dance will be held at Morse Burley Gym. Music, refreshments and snacks will be provided. This event is free. There’s no need to RSVP. This event is sponsored by the CHS leadership students. For more information, contact Ann Britt at


Greater Nevada Credit Union would like to thank all CHS seniors who entered our Prom Contest this year. Congratulations to Jesica Cacho, who was the winner of the $600 prom package. We hope you all have fun at prom.


The CHS Music Department will be well represented in the All State Festival in Las Vegas this April. The students were selected to participate after a rigorous audition. As the name implies, they’re joining other talented musicians from across Nevada. The convention/conference will culminate with a concert on Saturday, April 18 on the UNLV campus. The following instrumental musicians were chosen: Dillon Dodge, alto sax-band; Ethan Lopes, viola-orchestra; and Nicholas Rosen, viola-orchestra.

CHS also had 15 students selected by live audition for All-State High School Honor Choir from the Carson Choral Program: Katherine Byington, soprano II; Destanee Cachucha, soprano II; Summer Barth, alto I; Courtney Baxter, alto I; Shelby Darney, alto I; Katasha DeGraw, alto I; Wesley Sonnemaker, tenor I; Henry Wilson, tenor I; Daniel Cihigoyenetche, tenor II; Brent Lauderbaugh, tenor II; Spencer Bean, bass I; Tyler Torres, bass I; Isaiah Williams, bass I; Robert Bowman, bass II; and Michael Irvin, bass II. Two of our CHS members, Mike Irvin and Tyler Torres, have earned the honor of successfully auditioning for All-State Choir all four years.


Get ready for the 2015/2016 Cheerleading tryouts. All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in becoming a CHS cheerleader please attend the CHS Cheerleading Clinic and parent meeting on March 31. The cheer clinic will be from 4-6 p.m. in Senator Square and will help you get ready for tryouts. We encourage all students interested in cheerleading to attend. At 6 p.m. there will be a parent and cheerleader meeting in the library to go over tryouts and the 2015/2016 cheer season. Carson High Cheerleading Tryouts are scheduled for April 22, 23 and 24. If you have any questions please see Sheila Story in Room 120, the Nurse’s Office.


The Greater Nevada Credit Union branch at CHS recently sponsored a Mural Contest open to all Carson High students. The first-place winner was Athena Favero, who received a $200 Amazon gift card. Taking second place, and a $100 Amazon gift card was Michael Rose. As part of the contest, Athena painted her winning design, “A Senator’s Road To Success” on the hallway wall outside the GNCU branch at CHS. Students and staff are encouraged to come by and see her winning mural at Carson High School. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all the students who entered.


CHS Debate is moving through the final stage of the regular season. Twelve debaters traveled to Las Vegas last week to compete in the state tournament. Carson won or placed in the top three in 15 contests and earned perfect scores from judges in nine. Carson debaters also participated in the Rotary Speaking contest, Jonas Allred took third, Fransisco Lopez second, and Sawyer Barnett won overall. Sawyer and Fransisco advance to the area level competition held in April. This week, Carson competes at the district tournament at Bishop Minogue in the hopes of qualifying to compete at the national tournament in Dallas this June.


The Culinary Arts Pro Start Team is fundraising to help us get to the national invitational. Tickets still are available for our dinner/silent auction. The dinner will take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Silver Oak Golf Course. You can purchase tickets from Penny Reynolds at 283-1771 or


Attention Seniors: If you have been offered or have received a scholarship please fill out a Scholarship Form in the Guidance Office. We need this information for Scholarship Night and for the Awards Program for graduation.

Greater Nevada Credit Union is awarding 20 $2,000 scholarships to students this year, which are available to applicants who are Greater Nevada Credit union members, or the child of a member. Information and application packets are available at the Greater Nevada Credit Union branch at Carson High, or online. Competed packets are due by March 31.


This week’s Senior Spotlight is on Nolan Shine. Nolan has a 4.3505 grade-point average and is in AP and Honors classes as well as the Emergency Medical Technician and Outdoor Ed classes. Nolan has been involved in Carson High’s football and wrestling teams throughout his high school career. In football, he made First Team All-Region as a junior and senior. Nolan has also been selected to the football Second Team All-State and Sierra Defensive Player of the Year. In wrestling, he earned second at State and First Team All-State both as a junior. Nolan also won the wrestling regionals in his junior and senior years. He’s currently playing baseball for CHS and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Nolan has been an active member of National Honor Society and has earned three Academic Letters. Through his Outdoor Education class, he placed sixth in the National Archery in the Schools Program State Competition. Nolan will be attending UNR. Although he is undecided on his major, he’s interested in the fields of engineering and business management. Carson High School is proud of the contributions Nolan has made to our school and community, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.

Angila Golik is a government teacher at Carson High and a member of Senator Pride. The Nevada Appeal has partnered with Carson High School to publish Senator Square since 2007.


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