Our class focuses on using a range of technology tools for varied purposes such as creating and maintaining an up-to-date “student friendly” CHS webpage that includes a news broadcast, video stories and highlights, announcements, student polls, and other interactive features. The overarching goal of the class is to empower students in a transformative learning environment. Our mission is to inform and entertain.
This week’s Senior Spotlight recognizes one of Carson High School’s most cheerful and accomplished students. McKenna Budd is a superb student as well as a young woman well-liked by both peers and adults. She has a GPA of 4.87 and will have successfully completed ten AP classes as well as numerous honors classes. McKenna will receive the CHS Capstone Diploma, indicating that she has fulfilled the requirements of the AP Capstone program. This program, offered through the College Board, requires rigorous course work, which encourages students to develop a passion for learning and become curious, collaborative, and independent thinkers with skills valued and sought after by colleges and employers.
In addition to exceling academically, McKenna is accomplished in many other areas She has been very active in CHS athletics, having been on the Varsity Soccer team, the Varsity Cross Country team, and the Varsity Track team. She is currently the Captain of the cross country team and has competed at the state level in both cross country and track. McKenna is the current president of the CHS HOSA chapter and placed 2nd in the HOSA state competition in clinical nursing skills in 2020. She went on to compete at the national level. In addition, McKenna is the CHS National Honor Society president. McKenna was recently announced as a state winner in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition. This scholarship recognizes two students from each state as outstanding scholar-athletes who then go on to be considered as National Finalists.
McKenna is active in the Carson City community as well. She volunteers for numerous community service projects and is a leader in her church youth group. McKenna loves being outside and is an avid rock climber, snowboarder, water skier, and hiker. She plays both the piano and the flute and teaches piano lessons. McKenna’s ability to manage her academics as well as her outside commitments is amazing.
McKenna has applied to Brigham Young University, Provo. She plans to major in Biology with a minor in Business Management. She would like to pursue a future career in pediatric cardiology. With her excellent academic performance, work ethic, extracurricular accomplishments, and unquestionable personal character, we know that McKenna will go far in life and wish her the best of luck.
Calling all gamers, nerds, cheerleaders, jocks, drama geeks, and 90's enthusiasts! The CHS Advanced and Intermediate Theatre Classes' production of She Kills Monsters runs November 18-20 at the Carson City Community Center. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture – a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Performances on Thursday and Friday begin at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. See Mrs. Wilkerson for more information.
Auditions for the CHS Spring Musical, The SpongeBob Musical will be held on Tuesday, November 30 at 2:30 after school in the choir room and are open to ALL CHS Students. We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, comedians, and sea creatures of all kinds to bring the world of Bikini Bottom to life! No prior experience necessary! You won't want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! See Mr. Sonnemaker or Mrs. Wilkerson for more information.
CHS Ceramics 1 students will have their Calavera masks on display at WNC from October 22 to November 22 in the Bristlecone building.
The Visual Art & Ceramics 2 students will have their Dia de los Muertos-inspired art on display in a CHS Ofrenda at the Nevada State Museum on November 5th and 6th.