School notes for April 2, 2013

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Skills Center students compete for state

After capturing regional titles, sixteen students from the Clark County Skills Center will compete in the State SkillsUSA competition next month in Renton, Wash. There, they will vie for state championships and trips to the national SkillsUSA this June in Kansas City, Mo.

The winners represent 12 schools in Clark County and three Skills Center programs: pre-engineering design, automotive technology and construction technology.

Regional Gold Medal winners were Skyview senior Mayra Gonzalez, creed; Columbia River Homelink senior Shane Allen, carpentry; Heritage senior Kevin Rothe, auto service; Skyview junior Slavg Klets, auto maintenance; and Camas senior Seth Albert, architectural drafting.

Owned and operated by all 10 southwest Washington school districts, the Skills Center provides technical and professional training programs to Clark County high school students.

WHS to host Japanese festival

The seventh-annual Japanese Culture Festival is coming to the Washougal High School commons Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

There is no cost to view the exhibits. Food items range from $2 to $3 each. There will be performances, including taiko drummers, from 2 to 5 p.m., Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, youth and senior citizens, and free for children 5 and younger.

WHS is located at 1201 39th St.

Cape Horn-Skye names Super Citizens

Kindergarten, Citizenship: Kaleb Goodell, Danielle Perry, Lillian Grindy, Brooke Melendez, Jayna Jackson, Mercy Johnston and Sam McKee.

First-grade, Reading and Language Arts: Holden Bea, Jadyn Ring, Keagan Payne, Lance Westerdaul, Lucas Sanders, Michaela Lister and Owen Edwards. Connor McCormick, Ellison Wilkins, Justin Bryden and Presley Economides.

Second-grade, Reading and Language Arts: Talia Barnett, Madison Kiemele, Ava Baumgartner, Tyler Ellyson, Nick Hoorn, Aubrey Germany, Josh Grant, Brooke McNealy, Trey Keyser, Violet Hancock and Bryonna Olson.

Third-grade, Reading and Language Arts: Briana Kistner, Elise Moore, Alexis Perry, Rayleigh Skinner, Caleb Stephens, Abigail Wall, Damian Panko, J.V. Escalona, Emma Seekins, Cole Vaughn, Aiden Imel, Annahbellah Honkala, Harrison Tanner, Imogen Hinchliff, Isabel Rodgers, Sophia Rose, Talon Ferguson and Taylor Rhodig.

Fourth-grade, Reading and Language Arts: Anastacia Mason, Emma Ellard, Charlotte Baker, Lily Chamberlain, Aiden Cross, Autumn Hubbard, Brenna McEathron, Lauren Snedeker, Lizet Pineda-Solo and Morgan French. Fifth-grade, Reading and Language Arts: Sunny Delp, Evan Harness, Dax Corbitt, Dawson Brown, Logan Large and Mirranda Saunders. Madison Ratcliff, Grace Uhlig, Jerry Peterson, Noah Quackenbush and Summer Marshall.

Special fifth-grade awards: Judson Mansfield-Science, Empathy for Nature, Kyle Hendrickson-Great Eye Contact in Presentation and Jacob Glaeser-Persuasive Bobblehead Writing.

Kwan makes dean’s list

Cameron Kwan of Camas has been named to the Rochester Institute of Technology’s dean’s list for the winter 2013 quarter.

Rochester Institute of Technology, located in Rochester, N.Y., is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts.

Host families sought

CIEE, a non-profit high school exchange organization, is seeking host families for several students coming to Washington and Oregon for the 2013-14 school year. They are from various countries and range in age from 15 to 17.

The organization welcomes all kinds of volunteer families, including those with children or no children, single parents, “empty nesters,” and others.

Students have appropriate visas, medical insurance and pay for their own expenses with the exception of food and utilities.

For more information, visit or E-mail

Richter named to dean’s list

Camas resident Joy Richter has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles.

To be named to the list, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Richter is a psychology major.