School notes for March 9, 2017

Washougal Festival of Trees seeks volunteers

Although there are more than 280 shopping days remaining before Christmas, Washougal Festival of the Trees organizers are already planning the event and seeking volunteers.

The eighth annual festival will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at Hathaway Elementary School.

The holiday event, presented by the Washougal Lions Foundation, features decorated Christmas trees created by school and community groups, to be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

“The Festival will build on the success of the 2016 event which raised a record $20,000 for the Washougal schools” said Chuck Carpenter, festival co-chair. “We attribute this success to the great business support in the form of sponsorships and merchandise contributions; the collaborative effort of many individuals, school parent groups, churches and organizations who decorated trees, and the hard work of the festival committee.”

The organization is currently seeking volunteers, for planning and help at the event. Those interested can contact Carpenter at washougalchuck@gmail.com.

‘Guiding good choices,’ begins March 22

A free, five-week family workshop series for parents of children ages 9 to 12, will be offered starting March 22.

It will include building positive communication sills, creating strong family connections, managing conflict, expectations and boundaries, and preparation for the middle school transition.

To register, E-mail deborachconnors@unitewashougal.org or call 713-1232.

Locals named to dean’s list

Several students from Camas and Washougal have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the autumn 2016 quarter.

To qualify for the list, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

Students are notified that they have achieved this distinction when they receive their grades for the quarter.

Camas students are Nicole Hope Buckley, Mariella Dewars, Yuan Fang, Kevin Irish Gladwell, Riley Maxwell Hein, Eugene Hsu, Han Bao Huynh, Joy Jihae Kim, Carly Strasser Langer, Nicholas Strasser Langer, Erica Airu Lee, Isabel Y. Lee, Fan Liu, Nicole A Lobkov, Christopher Andrew Mackie, Carly Jane Marshall, Anabel Rose Mathieson, Chase James Mathieson, Sean Thomas McClanahan, Richard Anthony Millard, Austin Thomas Miller, Edith Joanna Myers-Power, Garrett Samuel Newman, Dayne Ornelas, Sharon Ornelas, Brandon Anthony Pittaway, Eden Rose Pollock, Jonathan David Ramos, Anna Shelton Roche, David William Schroeder, Thomas Michael Schuldt, Eliot Robert Shoemaker, Ethan Bailey Tarr, Maximilian Charles Urbanek, Constance Wang, Joseph Charles Wunderlich and Maddi Yi. Washougal students include: Benjamin Andrew Austin, Taylor Koryn Brown, Kayla Ann Cayton, Adam James Krout, Meagan Melissa Neu, Robert Christopher Pershing, Timothy Eric Seaman, Shicon Wen and Christina Annette Zack.