Free college preparation offered
The University of Washington’s DO-IT Scholars program is seeking Washington state high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities who are interested in preparing for college and challenging careers.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) introduces high school students with disabilities to technology, peer support and work-based learning in an effort to help them be successful in a college environment.
Selected applicants will travel to Seattle over three summers to take part in a one- or two-week program in which they participate in academic lectures and labs; live in residence halls; and practice skills that will help them become independent and successful in college.
Students are encouraged to apply by Jan. 10, but enrollment continues until all positions are filled. To apply, contact the DO-IT office at 206-685-3648 (V/TTY), or download forms at www.washington.edu/doit/Programs/scholar.html.
Library offers winter break movies
The Camas Public Library is offering winter break movies this week.
These are “Winnie the Pooh” (rated G) at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and “Captain America” (rated PG-13) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Movies will be shown on the library big screen and are free. Popcorn will be served.
The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.
Teen video contest underway
The “2012 Teen Video Challenge” is a national video competition now underway. Its goal is for more teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program, according to a press release. The contest ends March 9.
The Washington State Library is partnering with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to promote the video contest.
Teens are invited to create a 30- to 90-second public service announcement video with their unique interpretation of the 2012 teen slogan “Own the Night” in combination with reading and libraries.
The video produced by a Washington student or group of students that best encourages use of their local public libraries and promotes reading all summer long will take the state contest prize. The top video will be featured as the official public service announcement for Washington’s Summer Reading Program.
The CSLP will award $275 to each state winner will receive $275. Each winner’s public library or member affiliate will receive $150.
To learn more, visit www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/projects/summerreading/.