Senator Square: Carson High School HOSA students help out at RAM event

Terek Been

Terek Been

This past weekend HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students volunteered at the RAM medical event held at Carson High School. HOSA students served as interpreters, place holders, registration assistants, dental scribes and vision care assistants. The students were able to put the skills they learned in class to use. They also gained experience by working alongside dentists, doctors, nurses and optometrists. These students were well received and showed their professionalism. They earned compliments about how professional they were and how knowledgeable they were from the RAM officials, community members, and professional staff. CHS is proud of our students and the way they represented the school.


In preparation and training for the Navy Orienteering Meet in Tacoma, Wash., last weekend the CHS NJROTC Orienteering team held its first in house Orienteering Meet at Spooner Lake State Park. Orienteering is a land navigation sport in which individuals use a topographic map and compass to navigate from point to point. The winner finishes in the least amount of time. Although the sport can be done by teams, it’s an individual sport; this means the individual may be out in the wilderness alone for several hours, requiring the individual to be confident in his or her land navigation skills. Courses are made at several levels. The participants’ level of experience is matched to the level of the course. Although the majority of the students who competed were freshmen, the course set on Sunday was at the mid-level range. A total of 18 students participated, 15 of which were freshmen. The following are the top five finishers: First: Kyle Kettn (ninth Grade) in 1:28:19; second was Dylan Velez (11th Grade) in 1:36:11; third was Chris Berggren (10th Grade/Team Captain) 1:45:21; fourth was Michael Johnson-Thiess (ninth Grade) in 1:45:29; and fifth was Kenneth Bogle (ninth Grade) in 1:46:35.


On Oct. 16, students from Carson and Douglas high schools teamed up with the Carson Water Subconservancy Agency for the annual Carson Watershed SnapShot Day. Each year on the same day the Carson River is tested at various locations. The students volunteered at the east fork of the river outside Markleville, Calif.

Michelle Harrison, Jose Cazares, Meghan Harrison, Cristian Lamas, Cameron Rudy and Belen Silva collected water samples for water quality testing, took water and air temperatures, and surveyed the riverbed for possible sources of pollution. Because of the positive and educational experience provided to these students, the Capitol FFA Chapter hopes to make SnapShot day an annual field trip. Submitted by Michelle Harrison, Capitol FFA Reporter.


Carson Speech and Debate competed at the Fallon league tournament recently. For speech events Evan Cherpeski placed sixth in novice extemporaneous speaking. Scarlett Baeza placed sixth in novice storytelling for her piece on struggling on the loss of a family member. Sawyer Barnett and Bailee Barber placed third in senior duo with their piece on friendship and romance. Juliet Favero and Shane Morton took first in senior duo interpretation with their cutting of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” In debate events Sandro Figueroa placed 10th in speaker points for PF, and Barber placed second overall in speaker points Lincoln Douglas. Morton acted as the presiding officer of Congressional Debate in his chamber. Evan Cherpeski won novice in Lincoln Douglas Debate going undefeated on the topic of whether teens ought to have the right to make autonomous medical decisions. He now advances to senior division. Debate continues its active fall participating in the TedX competition, Poetry Out Loud, and the American Legion speaking competition in addition to the next tournament at Spanish Springs.


Winter sport signups deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 5. Sports packets must be completed online for new athletes and returning athletes from this fall must complete a Returning Athlete Form. All athletes must be cleared from the Library and Student Finance before turning in paperwork to the athletic office. Failure to do this will delay clearance of the athlete. Contact Kathy Taylor in the athletic office for information.


The CHS Bowling Team will have a meeting at lunch on Thursday in room 231, Mrs. Mannschreck’s classroom.


This week’s student of the week is Tim Kelley. Tim is a hard-working and dedicated student. Tim has been volunteering his time after school to help tutor students. He’s a reliable, kind, and humble person. Thanks for all you do at Carson High Tim!


This week’s senior spotlight is on Terek Been. Terek has a weighted GPA of 4.5 and is completing his high school career with a full load of AP and honors classes. Terek is not only an exemplary student, but is also involved in our school as well as the Carson City community. As a member and officer of the Key Club, Terek has helped plan and has participated in numerous community volunteer projects including Food for Thought and the Carson River clean-up. He’s a member of the Judicial Board, the National Honor Society, and the Climbing Club. Terek has devoted numerous hours to insuring these clubs run smoothly and has spent many, many hours planning and carrying out the activities these clubs sponsor.

Of particular note is Terek’s involvement in YIELD (Youth Influencing Everyday Life Decisions). This group plans and carries out events to make youth aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He has been a member for the last three years.

Terek’s plans for next year are still being formulated, but he’s going to apply to UNR, Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Boston University, and Cornell University, where he hopes to pursue a major in a pre-medical field. Terek is an exceptional young man and we look forward to his future accomplishments.

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


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