School notes for May 10, 2011

Excelsior student wins Watershed Reflections contest

Travis Hibbs, a junior at Excelsior High School in Washougal, was selected as a winner in an art contest.

His photo was chosen as the winner for the ninth to 12th-grade category in the Clark Public Utilities Stream Team 2011 Watershed Reflections Contest.

The theme was, “We all live in a watershed.”

Hibbs’s teacher, Trudy Tkach, incorporated the watershed project into her botany class.

Students could choose to write poem or short story, take a photo or paint a picture.

“We are all very proud of Travis,” Tkach said.

Hibbs and the other winners were announced at Clark Public Utilities’ Earth Day celebration on April 23.

Retirement dinner planned for long term board members

A retirement dinner in honor of Orlan Gessford and Tom Huffman, who recently retired after serving for several years on the Washougal School Board, will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 26.

It will be at Orchard Hills County Club, 605 39th St., Washougal. The cost is $18 per person and reservations must be made by Monday, May 23.

To make reservations or more information, contact Cassi Marshall at 954-3005.

CHS sets community wellness fair May 23

Camas High School will host a health and wellness fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 23.

The event, which is open to the public, includes a body fat analysis station, blood pressure booth, and tours of the new weight room and fitness room.

There will also be several local health-based business and organizations at the event. CHS is located at 26900 S.E. 15th St.

Canyon Creek, Cape Horn-Skye earn Green Schools certification

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle schools in Washougal were recently awarded level one certification by the Washington Green Schools team. To fulfill the requirements, students and staff have conserved energy by turning off lights, closing blinds, turning off computers and other electrical devices before they leave for the day. They have also implemented a successful composting program with food scraps for lunches.

CEF Iron Chef raises $5,000 for schools

The Camas Educational Foundation’s second annual Iron Chef event raised nearly $5,000 for schools.

It was held last month at the Camas Meadows Golf Course and nearly 90 people attended.

“Word on the street is that this year’s event was even better than last, the competition fierce, the fun factor high and the cause, ever worthy,” organizer Deborah Mzazek said.

The money will go to supplement education at Camas schools through grants.

The Camas Educational Foundation was founded in 1997 based on the belief that partnership between community and schools is the most certain means to achieve excellence in education.

Local students win National Merit scholarship

Two Camas students have earned National Merit scholarships. Sunjay R. Cauligi of Union High School and Connor M. Sullivan of Camas High School were awarded $2,500 scholarships.

Cauligi plans to major in computer science and Sullivan plans to major in aerospace engineering.

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