Carson High School students win scholarships and other honors

CHS winners of the annual Reflections Art and Literature Contest.

CHS winners of the annual Reflections Art and Literature Contest.

Taylor Saarem, Nicolaus Salm and Megan Tingle of Carson High School were honored as the 2017 Nevada Parent Teacher Association (PTA)’s Battle Born scholarship winners.

Both Saarem and Salm earned $500 scholarships while Tingle earned the highest $1,000 scholarship.

Students from Carson City made up nearly half of the 2017 winners — only seven candidates in the state were awarded scholarships.

Additionally, the Nevada PTA honored nine students with awards of excellence and merit in its annual Reflections Art and Literature Contest.

The nationwide program encourages students to explore their writing and artistic talents through theme-based arts. Students submit works in any of six categories including literature, photography, visual arts (2-D and 3-D), musical composition, dance choreography and film production. Judging is based on creativity, artistic merit and interpretation of the theme. The theme for 2016-2017 was “What is Your Story?” Students were permitted to submit as many entries, in as many categories, as they preferred.

The following students earned state recognitions:

Chandler Blueberg, Award of Merit — Music

Mia Brozovich, Award of Merit — Visual Arts

Michelle Dawes, Award of Merit — Visual Arts

Lacey Holmes, Award of Excellence — Visual Arts

Karson Law, Award of Excellence — Photography

Sarah Miller, Award of Merit — Photography

Carlos Montejano, Award of Excellence — Music

Hannah Philippi, Award of Merit — Photography

Aubreana Ruiz, Award of Excellence — Literature

Preceding the Nevada PTA Reflections Contest, the following students won the local CHS Reflections Contest. For each category, winners were awarded $50 for first place, $30 for second and $20 for third.


First Place — Aubreana Ruiz, “My Story”

Second Place — Dominic Goodner, “18 Years: The Novel”

Third Place — Kaila Richards, “Chariot, Take Me Away”


First Place — Karson Law, “Head in Clouds”

Second Place — Cindi Redus, “Footprints”

Third Place — Hannah Philippi, “A Picture Tells a Thousand Words”

Visual Arts

First Place — Michelle Dawes, “Demons”

Second Place — Lacey Holmes, “Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon”

Third Place — Mia Brozovich, “I am a Believer and Forgiver”

Musical Composition

First Place — Carlos Montejano, “A Story of Life”

Second Place — Chandler Blueberg, “My Story”


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment