School notes for April 3, 2012

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CHS students do well at science fair

Several Camas students recently participated in the Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair. Eight projects were shown at the fair and many received awards. Here is how the students placed: Meghal Sheth, first in category: “Design and analysis of synthetic peptide based protein inhibitors”; Jon Bartlett, second in category: “Designing binding Interfaces for protein-protein interactions”; Noah Encke, first in category: “Using a cross-platform engine to develop an application for a client company;” Kyle Binder and Shicon Wen, first in category: “Effects of Motor oil on Pisum Sativum”; Sophie Shoemaker, first in category: “A recycled aguaponic system: The agriculture of the future.”

Air Force Research Award: Natalie Janson for “Printer Quality,” and The Intel Computer Science Award (and accompanying $200 honorarium): Encke.

Two Science Olympiad teams head to state

Two Camas High School Science Olympiad teams are headed to state for only the second time in Washington Science Olympiad history. The state competition will take place on Monday, April 16.

The following students will be attending the competition. Between them, they earned a total of 77 medals in different events at regionals last month.

These students include Jake Hsu, Marcus Bintz, Rachel Fadlovich, Eugene Hsu, Tim Grote, Rebecca Hamilton, Elliot Shoemaker, Evan Roche, Brie Ilarde, Sam Nicacio, Noah Wachlin, Joanna Liao, Jonathan Ho, Reesab Pathek, Sophie Shoemaker, Tim Liu, Cierra LeBlanc, Yun Teng, Katelynne Jones, Jon Bartlett, Jeehoon Jung, Triton Pitassi, Ryan Lim, Isabel Lee, Edie Myers-Powers, Jonathan Liao, Camille Ritter, Tessa Rinnen, Eric Kuhta and Vaughn Okerlund.