Anna Turner

Senior Spotlight: Carson High’s Anna Turner
Posted on 09/01/2023
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This week, the senior in the spotlight is Anna Turner. Anna is a bright, dedicated, hardworking young woman. Ranked third in her class, with a 5.1 weighted GPA, Anna has never received lower than an A throughout her high school career, while taking an extremely challenging load. Anna is on track to earn both her college and career ready diploma, with her Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification in Veterinary Science, as well as the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone diploma. For the AP Capstone diploma, Anna was required to take six or more AP classes, including AP research and AP seminar, and score a three (out of 5) or higher in all six exams. It is not an easy feat, and Carson High School only has a handful of students who earn this nationally recognized diploma each year.

Along with being an exceptional student, Anna is also a strong athlete. A four-year varsity athlete in volleyball, Anna was recognized as a member of the Class 5A north all-region second team in 2022. Anna is also a three-year varsity swimmer, making it to the regional swim meet last year in both individual and relay events. Her commitment to athletics has led to some fun opportunities. She has worked at the Carson City Aquatic Center as a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor for the past three years. She has also volunteered her time as an assistant coach for the Carson Middle School Volleyball team.

Anna has her sights set high for college. She is applying to a number of colleges from the west coast to the east. Her two top choices are Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She plans to study something related to math and science and is leaning toward biomechanical engineering. Carson High School would like to wish her luck this year in the volleyball and swim seasons, as well as in her future.

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