Our class focuses on using a range of technological 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.
Truly fortunate people are those who have lifelong friendships. Anna and Leah Roylance may be among the luckiest as they bonded in utereo. Their mom, Allison Roylance, tells her girls “you’re welcome for hand-crafting a best friend for you.” Anna and Leah are top students with impressive accomplishments in singing and musical theater and a bright future ahead of them, which is why they are Seniors in the Spotlight.
The girls share family, friends and many of the same interests, but they’re also individuals. Anna says they look alike but she is 2 inches taller and 2 minutes younger. Leah calls Anna the funny and outgoing one. Anna went to France and Switzerland with high school friends and considers it one of her fondest high school memories. Anna says Leah’s kindness is her best trait. “She honestly cares for all of our friends and tries to help in any way she can.”
Both Roylances work hard and stay motivated in all they do. In academics. Anna has a 4.43 weighted GPA while Leah has a 4.48. Both have taken five Advance Placement classes. Leah has taken eight honors classes while Anna has taken 10. Anna has stronger math skills, which became painfully apparent when they decided to switch places on April Fool’s Day. Anna said: “The worst thing that happened to me was that I wrote my name on a paper instead of Leah’s name.” Leah said: “I failed a math test for her. You’re welcome, Anna! I still have trauma over it, lol.” Both girls participated in Allstate Choir and Western Regional Choir. Both participated in Color Guard for CHS’s marching band. And both girls have appeared in several musicals with community theater groups.
Next year, both girls will join their older sister at Utah State University. Anna plans to study electrical engineering while Leah wants to get a business degree and then go to cosmetology school and work with her mother. Leah: “It’s funny. Anna is going in my dad’s career while I’m going in my mom’s career.” Both girls are excited about being out on their own and making new friends. Leah said she’s a little nervous about living alone with her sisters: “Our parents used to end our arguments, but all of us are pretty stubborn. Also, money will probably be an issue for Anna. “I’m nervous about using my money wisely,” Anna admitted. “There’s an Ulta Beauty that is only 3 minutes away from our house, uh oh!
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Anchors: Zealand Mitchell and Wilson Culley
Edited by: Ella Riley
Get in, losers! We're doing a show. CHS Theatre Arts is holding auditions to find singers, actors, and dancers for their spring musical, Mean Girls: the Musical (High School Version). Auditions will be after school on November 14. For more information and to secure an audition time slot, please find the announcement on your grade level Google Classrooms.
Carson High School Diabetes Club is hosting their first meeting on November 30th! Meet in the North Foyer to play games, eat snacks, and meet new people! If you or someone you know has diabetes, be sure to stop by. Note: You do not have to be diabetic to attend!
Attention CHS students and staff. The NHS fall blood drive will be Tuesday November 14th from 8:30-2:30pm in the small gym. Students must be 16 years old or older to donate. Any questions, please see an NHS member, Ms. Alexander, or Mrs. Flinchum.
Representatives from the following colleges will be on campus during AB55 on these dates: UNR will be here on 11/14 - not 11/16 in the Tech Center. See Counseling Office for passes.
Student who received an Academic Letter and have not picked it up yet, please stop by the counselor's office to pick up.
Congratulations to the Blue Thunder Marching Band on finishing out another successful season! On Saturday, the band earned 2nd at the Sierra Band Crusade. This concludes a season where the band finished 1st at the Galena Performance of Championships, 1st at the Reed Performance Clinic, 1st at the Nevada Day Battle of the Bands, 3rd at the Folsom Fall Festival, and 2nd last Saturday! If you'd like to hear the Blue Thunder Marching Band perform their show one last time, come hear us in Senator Square at lunch this Friday!
Hey there, Carson High! If you were on the fence about the incredible 17 day tour to both Scotland and Ireland, now is the time to decide! The tour was expanded, but there are only FIVE spots left! From the castles of Scotland, to the football stadiums and sheepdogs of Ireland, come dance, relax, learn, play and explore for over 2 weeks. See Mr. Spence or Ms. Cramer, or simply visit www.battleborntravelclub.com to lock in your spot. This opportunity will be gone before you know it, so talk to your parents and enroll now!
Today's HOSA partner highlight is MENTAL HEALTH. We have NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness joining us in Senator Square at lunch. Stop by, say hi, & chat with a Northern Nevada NAMI representative!!NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Go to https://www.nami.org/Home for more information NAMI is proud to introduce the Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine: A free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults. Our T&YA Specialists are young people who understand what you're going through because they have been through stuff, too. They are experienced and well-trained. They care and want to help you find a way forward. Reach out by phone, text, or chat.Please NOTE: *The NAMI Teen and Young Adult HelpLine is not a hot line, crisis line or suicide prevention line. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please chat, call or text 988. The NAMI TYA HelpLine does not provide mental health counseling, advice, personal advocacy or referrals to individual mental health providers or lawyers. The NAMI HelpLine does not provide individual casework, legal representation or any type of individual advocacy.
CHS HOSA is still collecting items to send to our newly formed HOSA chapter in Guatemala. We are looking for any type of first aid items & toiletries. First Aid items like: hand sanitizers, band-aids, gauze, hydrogen peroxide, super glue or liquid bandage, alcohol wipes, gloves, antibiotic cream, over the counter meds (10pill-24pill bottles only), thermometers, etc. Toiletry items like: tampons & pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste & floss, soaps, shampoo, etc. You or your family member can drop items off in the main office! All items will be donated & sent to Guatemala with a Nevada HOSA group this upcoming January! Please help us support the HOSA Guatemala Project! Donations will be accepted through the month of November!!
The CHS Diabetes Club is hosting a dress up day on November 30th to spread diabetes awareness and promote finding a cure! Wear blue to show your support for National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Students, The next Find a Job Friday will be December 1st at lunch in Senator Square. These businesses are looking for employable young adults for current or future openings. Seniors, many of these companies are looking for graduates who want to enter the workforce right away and start a career. Some offer tuition assistance while you work and go to college. North Sails, the world's largest sail making company, Q&D Construction, Carson Tahoe Health, and Carson City Rec Department will be here.
Tickets for the CHS Theatre Arts fall play, Puffs, are on sale now! For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too! In this hilarious parody of a familiar story, three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be. Tickets are $10 for students. You can purchase tickets at chstheatrearts.ludus.com