School notes for Feb. 16, 2017

Open house set this Saturday

There will be an open house to celebrate the name change and focus for Partners with Camas Parks and Recreation.

It will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.W. Lake Road. For more information, email vicki.kerr@comcast.net.

Library hosts ‘Coding Academy’

The Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St., is hosting a Teen Tech Coding Academy from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

Participants will try coding using the Arduino-based Wink Robots. No prior experience is necessary.

For more information, call 906-4860.

Applications sought for scholarships

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

This scholarship is offered through local churches and spearheaded by Gateway Community Church, offering $10,000 to students, ranging in amounts from $500 to $3,000.

Eligibility criteria includes: One must be a resident of the Camas or Washougal area, and a graduate of local high schools or be home-schooled.

Interested parties also must be involved in a local evangelical church and be planning to attend a local Christian college as a full-time student, have a GPA of at least 2.5, and attend an area college that has been approved. If an applicant is interested in attending a Christian college which is not listed, the scholarship committee will investigate the institution to see if it meets the requirements.

The scholarship fund was set up by a Camas-Washougal area couple who wish to remain anonymous.

Interested parties can pick up the necessary applications at Gateway Church, 1235 ‘E’ St., or have the materials E-mailed upon request. The deadline is May 1.

Call 835-2153 for more information.

Clark College seeks Clothing Closet donations

Clark College Career Services is seeking clothing and cash donations for its 13th Annual Career Clothing Closet, which provides professional and/or interview clothing to Clark College students at no cost.

The event will be held April 19 and 20, in advance of Clark College Career Days, an annual event that precedes spring graduation.

While students have access to career-preparation support while at Clark, many lack the resources to purchase new outfits appropriate to their chosen careers as they prepare to enter the job market after graduation.

The Closet is accepting new or gently used professional, workplace-appropriate clothing for men and women. All clothing donations should be in excellent condition, laundered or dry-cleaned. Undergarments and torn or stained clothing will not be accepted.

Donations can be dropped off at Clark College Career Services, located in room PUB 002 on the ground level of the Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided. For more information, call 992-2517 or E-mail sorr@clark.edu.

Last year, the clothing closet provided professional attire to more than 500 Clark students.