The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: To the Carson High culinary team for winning its 11th straight state title. Team members Max DeMar, Natalie Hachenberger, Christian Kivin, Dakota Martinez and Leslie Villanueva kept the streak alive for CHS by winning the state crown. Carson’s novice team of Tylor Lagier, Kierra Bell, Sam Bachhman, Katie Gutierrez and Rebekka Merriner also placed fourth at state.
Carson’s top team will now take on the nation’s best in the National Championships to be held April 17-22 in Anaheim, Calif., and you can help the team with its expenses for the trip by enjoying the dishes it prepared to win the state title.
A fundraising dinner and silent auction featuring will be held Thursday at Silver Oak Golf Course. No host bar is at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Carson High or by calling the team’s coach, Penny Reynolds, (775) 283-1771. Those who would like to donate to the program can call Reynolds or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be sent to Carson High Culinary Arts, P.O. Box 603, Carson City 89702.
SILVER DOLLAR: To Ian Hill for showing that indeed, “all things are possible.” Hill spoke for 50 straight hours to raise funds for girls from his Carson City soccer program to attend the Presidents Invitational Cup in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, just outside of Edmonton this summer at the same time where the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held.
SILVER DOLLAR: To all those involved in the effort to make a Northern Nevada Veterans Home a reality. After a long struggle, it looks like the home may actually be coming closer to becoming a reality.
SILVER DOLLAR: To Click Bond, Inc. test engineer Olga Ortiz for being recognized by the Manufacturing Institute for excellence in manufacturing. She was one of 130 women nationally honored with the STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award.
WOODEN NICKEL: She continues to be an easy target, by Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore receives another Wooden Nickel for a racial slur she used recently in referencing Assemblyman Harvey Munford. It’s a well-known term that was acceptable as late as the 1970s to describe an African-American and it’s still used in the acronym for the NAACP, but in this context we refuse to use the term and Fiore also should have known better.