Parker Schmid

Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Parker Schmid
Posted on 05/03/2024
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Carson High School's Senior in the Spotlight this week is Parker Schmid, a remarkable young man whose sparkle radiates in every aspect of his life. From academics to extracurriculars, Parker's journey embodies excellence and compassion, traits that set him apart from his peers.

Academically, Parker boasts a remarkable 4.37 weighted GPA, securing a spot in the top 10% of his competitive class. With the successful completion of four AP tests and pursuit of an AP Capstone Diploma, Parker demonstrates not only his academic prowess but also his dedication to learning and growth.

Beyond the classroom, Parker is a shining star in Carson High School's Choir and Theater programs. His passion for the performing arts extends beyond school walls, as evidenced by his completion of several community college theater credits with Youth Theater Carson City and Western Nevada College. Parker's involvement in theater not only showcases his talent but also highlights his leadership qualities and commitment to artistic expression.

One can't help but notice Parker's kindness and empathy, qualities that set him apart in both his academic and extracurricular pursuits. During his role of Tin Man in YTCC’s Wizard of Oz production, Parker not only showcased his talent but also his remarkable character. He welcomed younger actors with open arms, offering support and guidance to ensure their growth within the production.

Despite his undeniable talent, Parker remains remarkably humble, always willing to step back from the spotlight to uplift others. His selflessness within the small-town theater community is truly unique and speaks volumes about his character.

Parker's journey doesn't end here. With a mother who is a retired educator from the Carson City School District, Parker understands the value of education and the opportunities it can provide. Currently, he is relying on scholarships to afford expensive musical theater universities, a testament to his determination and ambition.

As Parker prepares to embark on the next chapter of his journey, it's clear that his blend of talent, kindness, and humility will continue to propel him forward. Carson High School is proud to spotlight Parker Schmid, a shining example of excellence and compassion in our community.

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(By Bridget Gordon, Carson High School Counselor)