CHS Key Club wins several awards, honors

CHS student also elected as Northwest district treasurer

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The CHS Key Club poses after a district convention in Seattle recently, where they garnered several awards and honors. Pictured are back row (l to r): Ariel Orasud, Nicholas Panebianco, Nick Jaech, Brad Smith, Andy Miller, Eden Pollock, Olivia Janson, Danika Jones, Stephanie Howd, Atalie Allen, Madelyn Hay, Kelly Wourms, Austin Alling, John Neumann, Cassidy Hines. Middle row (l to r): Carolyn Foster, Molly Smith, Christine Nghiem, Rosemary Knapp, Lauren Alfiler, Lisa Nicholson, Justin Lebowsky, Zach Hein. Front row (l to r): Alysha Mueller, Vanessa Serrano, Rachel Trautman, Michael Ross, Riley Hein.

Last month, 26 Camas High School Key Club members attended their district convention in Seattle along with about 1,500 others from across the Pacific Northwest.

There are about 350 Key Clubs in the district, which runs from Alaska to northern California.

The CHS Key Club, led by president Nick Jaech, came home with six awards, which was the most of any club.

Awards included: Best video, created by Kelly Wourms; best club scrapbook, created by Mikayla Lindstrom; most service hours by the top six club volunteers (more than 1,000 hours); outstanding club advisor, Rosemary Knapp; convention spirit award for enthusiasm and leadership; and best family communications, Carolyn Foster.

In addition, junior Lisa Nicholson was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and CHS sophomore Ariel Orasud was elected district treasurer.

This will mark the fifth year Camas has had a student at the Key Club district level. The Papermakers are also ranked third in raising the most money for the Key Club Governor’s project.