School notes for July 6, 2010

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WSU names spring 2009 graduates

Several Washougal residents earned degrees from Washington State University in Pullman. They include: Devon Nicole Crane, bachelor of arts in education, summa cum laude; Jennifer Damian, bachelor of arts in business administration; Kelly Jo Hudson, bachelor of arts in humanities; Trina Anne Jones, bachelor of arts in communication, summa cum laude; Amy N. Lovelace, bachelor of arts in human development; Jeffery James Lynch, bachelor of science in environmental science; Christopher Alan Morehead, bachelor of arts in history, magna cum laude; Loren Rogers, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, cum laude; Nancy D. Smith, bachelor of arts in human development; and Jacob William Strohmaier, bachelor of science in chemical engineering, cum laude.

Local students earn degrees from UW

Several local students have earned degrees from the University of Washington. They include the following Camas residents: Christopher Edward Alex, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Megan Ashley Bower, bachelor of arts in communication: journalism; Jason Daniel Brown, bachelor of science in atmospheric sciences; Charlotte Janice Ciufo, bachelor of arts in law, societies and justice; Trevor Joseph Clark, bachelor of science in biology: molecular, cell and development; Chelsea Hannah Farnsworth, bachelor of science in biology: physiology; Caitlin Elizabeth Gilson, bachelor of arts in Spanish; Austin Lawrence Houvener, bachelor of arts in international studies; Christopher Musoke Lubanga, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Sean Michael Mayes, bachelor of arts in political science, Melia Alison Preedy, bachelor of arts in English, Alyson Nichole Simon, bachelor of fine arts in ceramics; Ryan Douglas Slyter, bachelor of arts in comparative history of ideas; Kristie Ann Stevens, bachelor of arts in English.

Washougal graduates include: Tyler Joseph Carter, bachelor of science in chemistry; Matthew Thomas Hays, bachelor of science in physics; Aaron Michael Kirkpatrick, bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering; and Alexander Michael Naon, bachelor of arts in business administration: finance.

Several teachers earn national certification

Several Camas teachers have earned national board certification in 2009-2010. To become nationally certified, teachers must participate in intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer reviews.

“National board certification is truly an advanced teaching credential that through the certification process recognizes effective and accomplished teachers,” Assistant Superintendent Tanis Knight said. “These teachers are to be commended for their commitment and continued growth in their profession.”

Teachers include Christina Bird-Macaya, Tom Burgrabble-Brossia, Shannon Cotton, Jackie Graue, Matt Grunwald, Brenton Hunting, Jeanette Manwell, Shelby Martinson, Star Moran, Valerie Parbon, Valerie Parbon, Elizabeth Rollman, Ashley Snyder and Kelly Steinke.

Local student graduates

Brad Heyer of Washougal graduated from the Perry Technical Institute in the electrical technology program. The school is a private, non-profit in Yakima that offers 10 technical training programs.