The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: Carson High principal Tasha Fuson and CHS vice principals Gavin Ward and Bob Chambers were good sports last week when they took pies in the face for a good cause, helping to raise funds for one of the many worthwhile programs on campus, Link Crew.
SILVER DOLLAR: Also in education, Dayton Elementary School teacher Tammy Borremans deserves recognition for receiving a $2,000 grant for her efforts in bringing innovation to the classroom as part of Voya Financial, Inc.’s Unsung Heroes awards competition.
SILVER DOLLAR: To Matt Williams, a 1983 Carson High graduate, for leading the Washington Nationals to the National League East title in Major League Baseball in his first season as the team’s manager. Williams’ ability as a manager was actually questioned by the so-called experts after the Nationals got off to a slow start, but the team ended up winning the division going away. Williams also deserves kudos for the way he has worked with the talented, but sometimes high-maintenance Bryce Harper.
We wouldn’t be surprised if we gave Williams another Silver Dollar for the Nationals winning the World Series, which would add to the list of Williams’ rare accomplishments as he would join an elite club who has won the World Series as a player and manager.
SILVER DOLLAR: To all those who have been battling the King Fire.
WOODEN NICKEL: This week’s Wooden Nickel goes to Texas, becoming the second state after California to receive the Wooden Nickel for losing the Tesla gigafactory to the Silver State. As reported earlier this week, the state is trying to put a positive slant on losing Tesla, but we can’t resist saying it, Nevada definitely messed with Texas.