Stories by Doug Flanagan

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June 6, 2019
Abigail Jiang, Camas High School's salutatorian for the class of 2019, will attend California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Camas High School Salutatorian Abigail Jiang

Abigail Jiang. Camas High School’s salutatorian for the class of 2019, is interested in things like science, technology, activism and politics, which have the potential to alter societies in major ways.

May 30, 2019
Team Ember, a group of 52 Discovery High School students, recently built a model of the Columbia River Gorge, currently displayed at Two Rivers Heritage Museum.

Students build exhibit for museum

The 52 Discovery High School (DHS) Ember Team students learned a lot of things from their recent project, which involved creating an educational exhibit for display at Two Rivers Heritage Museum.

May 30, 2019

Washougal names new high school head

The Washougal School District has selected a new Washougal High School principal to replace outgoing principal Aaron Hansen, who was recently promoted to serve as an associate superintendent for the district.

May 23, 2019
Washougal High School (WHS) principal Aaron Hansen chats with a group of students Monday at WHS. Hansen will assume the role of assistant superintendent for human resources and student support for the Washougal School District next school year. (Contributed photo by Rene Carroll)

Washougal High principal promoted

The search is on for a new Washougal High School principal, now that the school’s current leader, Aaron Hansen, has accepted a new role as the Washougal School District’s assistant superintendent for human resources and student support.

May 23, 2019
Camas High School (CHS) students Sage Emberlin (left), Simranjit Bhella (middle) and Conner Brown play "Brawlhalla" at CHS on May 16.

Camas High students create esports club

Tomer Dagan has been playing video games for most of his life. He specialized in single-player affairs such as “Minecraft” until he got into middle school, at which point he started to learn more about the competitive gaming scene.

May 16, 2019
Camas High School senior Rachel Blair (left), co-founder of TEDxYouth@Camas, talks with speaker Adam Lewis during a workshop May 11 at Camas Public Library.

Camas high school students talk TED

For years, Camas High School seniors Monica Chang, Rachel Blair and Abby Jiang have been listening to TED Talks, influential videos from expert speakers on a variety of topics such as education, business, science, technology and creativity curated by the TED Conferences media organization.

May 16, 2019
Washougal School District human resources director Marian Young is retiring at the end of this school year. Young has worked for 39 years as a teacher, principal and human resources director at several school districts.

Washougal schools HR director retiring

After nearly 40 years in education, the Washougal School District’s human resources director is ready to say goodbye to work, but not to learning.