School notes for August 28, 2012

Local student receives scholarship from WSU

Nicholas Lafrazia was awarded a $500 Charles W. Harrison Engineering Scholarship and a $2,000 Washington State University achievement award. The College of Engineering and Architecture awards the Charles W. Harrison scholarship to a student interested in engineering based on academic excellence in math and science.

The WSU Achievement Award is presented to incoming freshmen who are Washington state residents. The award is based on GPA, and SAT or ACT test scores.

Lafrazia graduated in 2012 from La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, located in Milwaukie, Ore. He plans to graduate from WSU in May 2016 with a degree in computer science.

Lafrazia is the son of Tammy and Andy Lafrazia of Camas.

Water park hosts essay contest

Evergreen Wings & Waves, a nonprofit, educational and aviation themed waterpark, is hosting a Scout essay contest, giving boy scouts and girl scouts until Friday, Sept. 14 to submit their own water-themed educational essay.

The McMinnville, Ore., park features a retired Evergreen International Airlines Boeing 747 aircraft on top of the building with four waterslides coming off either side to carry swimmers over the roof and into the water below. The waterpark has a total of 10 waterslides, a wave pool and a hands-on science center dedicated to teaching students about the power of water.

Eight winners from troops based within a 100-mile radius of McMinnville will win a free entry to the waterpark on the date of their choosing. Winners will be selected Thursday, Sept. 17. Find details at www.evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark.

Camas library student/parent book group to meet

The Page Turner book discussion group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

The group is for students in fourth-grade and up, and their parents.

Participants borrow a copy of the month’s book from the library, read it, attend the meeting, and then get to keep the book for free.

Sign-up is required. The discussion will include snacks and an activity.

The book will be “Touching Spirit Bear” by Ben Mikaelsen. Books are available for pick-up now.

For more information, call the library at 834-4692.

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