Stories by Danielle Frost

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October 27, 2016
Josh Clark, project engineer for the new Excelsior High School, chats with visiting students from woodworking classes at Washougal High School. This was the first of several visits the students will take to see the construction process in action this semester.

Real world learning

Several high school students recently had a unique opportunity to see how the work they do in class is applicable in real world situations.

October 27, 2016
These Washougal High School students were among more than 30 who came to Fishback Stadium Sunday afternoon to paint over damage after it had been vandalized.

Righting a wrong

When Sheree Gomez-Clark received an early morning text message that someone had vandalized Fishback Stadium, she took action.

October 20, 2016
Ken and Jen Goheen of Camas (left) raised $10,000 with their Hood to Coast team to help a widow in Haiti build a new home. (Photo by Carola Strolger)

Transforming lives

A local couple recently combined their love of running and passion for helping others, to raise $10,000 to build a home for a Haitian widow and her children.

October 20, 2016
Rita Pakenen began teaching at Camas High School this fall, after years as the school district's human resources director.

Trading spaces

Local students are not the only ones getting used to a new schedule and classes.

October 13, 2016

Necessities for success

A Washougal High School senior is hoping to make a difference for local kids in need.

October 13, 2016
Gail Welsh, a retired Skyridge Middle School teacher, is coordinating its 20th anniversary open house on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Skyridge celebrates 20 years

“You always get in life what you put in. Plant apples and you get apple trees. Plant the seeds of great ideas and get great individuals. The idea of a great school has been planted in the community and Camas is about to get Skyridge Mid School.”

October 13, 2016
Ford and Okuku reminisce about their days working together in Kenya during a fundraiser at Rushing Water Yoga Sunday.

Tales from a Kenyan village

When Alphonce Okuku met Ingrid Ford in 2001, his village in Kenya was ravaged by HIV, with a high mortality rate.

October 6, 2016
Senior Sophia Shafiuzzman is co-directing "Chemo Girl and Other Plays" as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk on Saturday. Her co-director is teacher Sean Kelly.

CHS students tackle cancer

When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, how do they maintain the courage to face it?

October 6, 2016
Peter DuBois, an environmental outreach specialist with Clark County Public Health, helps students spot worms in compost.

Real world science

There’s a few rules for the students attending the Columbia River Watershed Festival.