School notes for July 1, 2014

Local students graduate from Oregon State University

Several local students earned degrees from Oregon State University last month. Commencement was held Saturday, June 14.

The commencement speaker was Ann A. Kiessling, director of the independent Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation and a leader in both stem cell research and reproductive biology.

Camas students include Cara B. Mazzacavallo, Bachelor of Science in merchandising management; Shalese A. Mosley, B.S. in liberal studies; Brittney N. Oljar, B.S. in business information systems and accountancy (Magna Cum Laude).

Dawn D. Taylor of Washougal earned a Master of Education in adult education.

Drama camp offered at Camas Community Center

The Camas Community Center is offering a drama camp for children ages 6 to 12 years old. It is called, “Treasure Island: Young Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Activities include a talent show, painting sets and rehearsals leading up to a performance on Friday for family and friends. The camp is designed for the beginning actor. The performance will be an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island: Young Pirates of the Caribbean!”

Space is limited, so early signup is encouraged.

Participants need to bring a water bottle, lunch and snack daily. A behavior policy and parent emergency contact information must be completed. Both forms will be sent out to those who pre-register at least 2 weeks in advance.

All children will be cast in the play. On the first day, informal auditions and scripts will be sent home with attendees. Parents should expect an additional 20 to 40 minutes of practice each day at home. Scripts will be adapted to fit each child’s needs.

A list of requested items will be sent home on the first day. The final production will run around 45 minutes on Friday July 18 at 6 p.m. A short reception and award ceremony will follow.

Fees are $140 for Camas residents and $150 for non-residents. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 14 to 17; and 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 18. The Community Center is located at 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave.

Treece earns scholarships

Lindy Treece, a recent Hayes Freedom High School graduate, has received several college scholarships. These include Western Washington University President’s Scholarship ($1,000), Portland State University Urban Honors ($1,500 per year for 4 years), Univeristy of Washington University Scholarship ($4,000), Lacamas Community Credit Union ($1,500), Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce ($1,000), Camas-Washougal Rotary Club ($1,000).