School notes for March 8, 2011

CHS students do well at Science and Engineering Fair

Two teams from Camas High School earned honors at the Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair, held Feb. 26 at Skyview High School in Vancouver.

The CHS team of Nicholas Lim and Olivia Janson were first in their category, best in their division, and were awarded the best overall display for their project, titled: “Of mice and Parkinson’s: the effect of living with friends in an enriched environment.”

The re[prt is based on the students’ findings from an experiment last summer with mice under the direction of Dr. Charles Meshul at the Veterans Administration Hospital research labs in Portland.

The team of Akira Serrano and Amanda Fleck earned honorable mention for their project titled “Oneirology (The Science of Dreams).”

Their study compared the food eaten before going to bed with the type and intensity of dreams.

Their prediction was that the more vitamin B consumed, the fewer nightmares people had.

Both teams now advance to the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair on April 1 and 2. Three teams from the state tournament will advance to the international fair, held in Los Angeles May 7-14.

Skills Center hosts public lunch and tour

The Clark County Skills Center will host a VIP tour and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will begin with an all-campus tour visiting classrooms, seeing equipment, and observing demonstrations by students. After the tour, students from the Skills Center Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Program will host, prepare and serve a gourmet lunch in the restaurant. The cost is $5.

For more information and to make reservations, call Jan Strickland at 603-1050, Ext. 2151.

Stenberg lands on dean’s list

Rachel Elizabeth Stenberg of Camas has been named to the autumn quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University. To qualify for the list, students must earn at least a 3.5 or higher GPA, and complete at least 12 graded credits.

Camas library hosts poetry contest

The Camas Public Library is hosting a poetry contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as a part of National Poetry Month in April.

Poems may be of any length and any style, and submission must be received by Tuesday, April 12 at 9 p.m. All work must be original, and include the student’s full name, phone number and grade level. Poems will be judged based on originality, creativity and artistic quality.

One winner will be chosen from each grade level, and will be published in the Post-Record newspaper and displayed at the library. Winners will receive a certificate and a $10 gift card to Borders.

Winners will be announced by 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and be contacted by mail and e-mail.

Applications sought for scholarships

The annual Corrine Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering assistance to either currently enrolled in a Christian college or those planning to attend one in the fall.

This scholarship fund is offered through local churches and spearheaded by Gateway Community Church.

The fund offers $10,000 in scholarships to those students interested in doing under-graduate work at a local Christian college. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a resident of the Camas or Washougal area, a graduate of either Camas or Washougal high schools or be home-schooled, be involved in a local evangelical church, and be planning to attend a local Christian college as a full-time student.

In addition, would-be scholarship recipients must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater while in high school and 3.0 or greater if attending college.

Four area colleges approved for attendance by scholarship winners, including Multnomah University and Warner Pacific University in Portland, Corban College in Salem, and George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. If an applicant is interested a school that is not listed, the church will investigate the institution to see if it meets the requirements.

Applications are available at Gateway Community Church, 1235 ‘E’ St., in Washougal. Completed applications should be mailed to or dropped off at the church by March 31. Pastor Bob Barnes will announce the recipients during the summer.

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