School briefs for Nov. 9, 2010

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Harris named Rotary scholar

Camas High School sophomore Josie Harris was honored by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club as its September scholar. She is now pre-qualified for the Rotary scholarship, which will be awarded in June.

Four CHS teachers attend AP summer institutes

This past summer, four Camas High School teachers participated in Advanced Placement trainings all over the country. They are Steve Loewen (psychology), Cory Marshall (biology), Hannelore Tweed (human geography) and Maura Flynn (Spanish). These training sessions acquaint teachers with AP curriculum, grading standards and teaching practices.

Last year, 81 percent of the CHS students who took 521 AP tests earned passing scores, which in most cases waives equivalent college courses.

CYT to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’

Christian Youth Theatre will present “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.” at the Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-5 and 10-12. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Adult tickets are $12. Children, senior citizens and group tickets are $9. All tickets are $2 more at the door. Tickets are on sale now at, by calling 360-750-8550 or sending an e-mail to

Two win short story contest

The winners of the Camas Public Library short story contest for teens have been announced. They are Kevin Caravaggio, flash fiction (1,000 words or less) and Kaitlin Jonason, short-shorts (1,000-2,500 words).

There was no entry in the classic short portion of the contest.

Jonason, a 10th grader, wrote a piece called “Time Already.” Caravaggio, a ninth-grader, wrote a short narrative called “Hot Pursuit.”

They each received a gift card to Borders and a certificate. The contest was held as a part of Teen Read Week, during the week of Oct. 17 to 23.

Clark County Fair association creates junior advisor positions

The Clark County Fair Board is creating a board of area youth that will act as a liasion between those interested in the Clark County Fair and the Clark County Fair Association.

The group will be called the Junior Advisors. The board is looking for energetic, leadership-orientated youth. Prior fair experience is not necessary.

Junior Advisors will provide input to the fair board and be involved in projects throughout the year that relate to the fair, as well as plan and implement one activity during the fair.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 15. Applications can be found online at

Camas man graduates from EOU

Nicholas Listek graduated from Eastern Oregon University during the 2009-10 academic year.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

EOU, located in La Grande, awarded 572 undergraduate degrees and 113 graduate degrees in 2009-10.