Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: Carson High Hits a Grand Slam with Cooper Eaton
Posted on 01/20/2023
This week Carson High School is proud to present Cooper Eaton as the Senior in the Spotlight. Cooper is an excellent student-athlete at Carson High and has great aspirations for himself after he graduates. During his time here, he has excelled in the classroom and currently holds a 4.17 weighted GPA. On top of that, he has also completed 12 honors-level courses at CHS.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Pioneer Academy’s Andrea Munoz, Lost Then Found
Posted on 01/17/2023
Lost then found. If you had to use only a few words to describe how Andrea Munoz, twelfth grade Pioneer Academy Jumpstart student, felt a few years ago when high school began. Andrea stated that the start of high school seemed okay, but she quickly felt out of place and like an outcast as most of her friends moved on to other groups. She had difficulty fitting in socially, which caused her to feel anxiety.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Joanna Ramirez - The Secret to High School Success: Tenacity
Posted on 01/05/2023
The secret to success in high school can be summed up in one word: tenacity. Just ask Joanna Ramirez. Despite many challenges, she has thrived as a student and as a young adult, which is why she is this week’s Senior in the Spotlight.”  READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Pioneer Academy’s Carlos Sotelo Angel
Posted on 12/13/2022
Carlos Sotelo Angel’s first two years at high school were rough and he was struggling to find his motivation and success. That all began to change when he started at Pioneer Academy at the start of his junior year. Carlos realized he needed a change, and Pioneer provided the more intimate structure he needed to be focused on his academics.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Sam Hodges
Posted on 12/02/2022
This week, the Senior Spotlight shines on Carson High School’s Sam Hodges. Sam describes herself as being quiet, hardworking and having a good sense of humor. What she doesn’t share is that she has a strong commitment to her family, is willing to challenge herself and is very modest. From a young age, her parents instilled a strong work ethic, which shows in her levels of responsibility and dependability.  READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Stefany Rugama Plans to Major in Biomedical Science
Posted on 11/18/2022
Stefany was recently awarded her third academic letter for maintaining a 4.49 overall GPA. Stefany consistently took challenging classes throughout high school, including several honors and AP classes as well as working toward the completion of the Health Science Career and Technical Education pathway. She is currently taking an EMT class, which may allow her to become a certified EMT by the end of the school year.  READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Pioneer Academy’s Rogan Stryffeler is Moving in the “write” direction
Posted on 11/11/2022
For some students, moving can be exciting and something to look forward to, but for others moving can present barriers that are challenging to work through. Rogan Stryffeler, a full-time online student at Pioneer Academy, experienced one of her most challenging times as a high school student: she had to move across the country to a new high school just before she started her senior year. To Rogan, the thought of uprooting and starting over, again, was daunting and stressful. She was concerned about how she would manage her new school, work, life balance and maintain her success.  READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Jacob Xie finds success in bringing people together
Posted on 11/04/2022
This week’s Senior in the Spotlight is Mr. Jacob Xie. Jake is an incredible student. He is disciplined, hardworking and driven. He pushes himself in all classes to work hard and is often a leader in exploring new content and ideas. He does so while still helping others and in a way that is humble, kind and full of acceptance.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Ash Fajayan Drums Up Success
Posted on 10/28/2022
This week Carson High School is pleased to present Ash Fajayan as its Senior in the Spotlight! Ash Fajayan has excelled throughout all 4 years at Carson High School and is an amazing representation of what it means to be a Senator.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Dariana Pineda Herrera
Posted on 10/21/2022
Dariana Pineda Herrera is an amazing student at Carson High School. She is a dedicated, hard-working and highly intelligent young woman who has set high goals for herself. She came to the United States when she was six and a half years old, and it was only then, when she started school at Mark Twain Elementary, that she started learning to speak English.  READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Pioneer Academy’s Karyme Avalos Silis Finds Confidence
Posted on 10/14/2022
If you came to visit Pioneer Academy, you might be greeted by a student office aid whose welcoming spirit is as genuine as they come. As an office aid, Senior Karyme Avalos Silis, has helped the office staff and greeting people for the last two school years. And although you can sense a bit of shyness when you first meet Karyme, her warm attitude and infectious smile soon let you know there is a smart and confident young person eager to assist.   READ MORE...
Senior Spotlight: Carson High's Ruby Nguyen
Posted on 10/06/2022
So many words that could be used to describe Hong “Ruby” Nguyen have lost their impact due to overuse and exaggeration. Words like exceptional, remarkable and extraordinary sound like hyperbole, yet they fit Ruby to a “T.” This is why she is this week’s Student in the Spotlight.  READ MORE...
Carson High's 'Senior in the Spotlight' has a Jump Start on Education
Posted on 09/23/2022
Sara Pettay is one of our many outstanding seniors at Carson High. As a Jump Start student at Western Nevada College on track to receive her Associate of Science degree in May, just before receiving her CHS diploma, Sara has proven she is ready to succeed in college and her career. Sara credits her family with her success up to this point. She reports her parents and two brothers provide tremendous support and guidance.   READ MORE...
Pioneer Academy's 'Senior Spotlight' has Change of Heart
Posted on 09/16/2022
Occasionally, people make mistakes and the process of recovering from those mistakes can forever change their life, for the better. This is true of Pioneer Academy senior, Troy Winkler. Troy joined Pioneer as a ninth grader after years of making negative choices, which did not help him stay focused on education. He found himself in the court system and he felt his path was set for failure.   READ MORE...
Carson High's 'Senior in the Spotlight' excels in academic, swimming accomplishments
Posted on 09/09/2022
This week's Senior in the Spotlight belongs to Austin Shim, who is one of Carson High School's many outstanding student athletes, earning letters in swimming and academics by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.8, and weighted GPA of 4.8.  READ MORE...
In the spotlight: Carson High School senior Alyssa Tomita excels in academics, athletics
Posted on 09/02/2022
The Carson High School senior in the spotlight this week is Alyssa Tomita. Alyssa is an incredible young woman, bright, talented, and outgoing. In addition to being a good student, Alyssa is an important addition to the Carson High School community.  READ MORE...