Cassidy Hines has always loved to read. So when Camas High School teacher-librarian Rosemary Knapp talked to her about having a school book club, Hines was all for it.
“I think that a book club is a really cool thing to have at school,” she said. “It’s important because you learn how different students interact with books and each other.”
Knapp and Hines applied for a Camas Educational Foundation grant to get the club started, and received $250. However, they still needed about $800. Knapp did some additional fundraising, but it didn’t bring enough money to reach the $1,000 needed.
That changed after Knapp had a conversation with longtime friend and business owner Jack Kane of Pathfinder Logistics. He sent a check for $500 to cover the rest of the cost for book purchases.
The Papermaker Book Club was formed. Twenty-two students read “Lockdown,” a science fiction thriller about a futuristic prison for teens.