School notes for June 17, 2014

Shalese Mosley inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Shalese Mosley of Camas was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Oregon State University.

Mosley is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

The top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.

Its mission is, “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

Mount Pleasant to hold flag ceremony on Wednesday

The Mount Pleasant School District is hosting a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony the installation of its new flag pole. The public is welcome to attend.

A ceremony will take place at 1:15 Wednesday, June 18 at Mount Pleasant School, 152 Marble Road, Washougal. For more information, call 835-3371.

Local student competes in state contest through Skills Center

Nine Clark County Skills Center students competed in the state SkillsUSA competition last month in Tacoma, including senior James Stricland of Washougal High School. He competed in the architectural drawing category.

SkillsUSA is a national student leadership organization preparing more than 350,000 students in career and technical dducation classes to be successful through programs and competitions.

Caleb Conradi, a senior in the pre-engineering design program, captured a gold medal in architectural drawing, placing first in the state SkillsUSA competition last month in Tacoma. Conradi, a graduating senior from Pearblossum Private School, is now eligible to represent Washington State in the National SkillsUSA convention/competition in Kansas City, Miss., this month.

For more information about the 16 programs that the Skills Center offers to all Clark County high school and college students ages 16 to 21, contact Mark Osborne at 604-1068 or visit www.ccskillscenter.com.

Clark County Youth Commission seeks to fill vacant seats

The Clark County Youth Commission, a leadership development program of 30 young people, is seeking seven representatives to fill its roster. The group, which serves as a voice for local youth, advises the Board of County Commissioners, county departments and community organizations.

One volunteer is needed to represent each of the following school districts: Ridgefield, Washougal, Hockinson, Evergreen and Woodland. Applicants from Woodland must live in Clark County. Youth from any Clark County school district can apply for two open at-large positions reserved for individuals with no previous leadership experience.

Youth of varying backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply. Each member serves a one-year term, and must commit to two meetings a month, as well as additional subcommittee work of at least eight hours per month.

Candidates must submit an application. Finalists are interviewed for a position. The application is at www.clark.wa.gov/youth-family/commission.html.

The application deadline is June 18.

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