School notes for June 18, 2013

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Nevin graduates from Pacific University

Caitlin Nevin of Camas graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

She earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy

Local resident to volunteer in the Dominican Republic

Camas resident and Seattle Pacific University junior Natalie Longley will serve on a humanitarian project in the Dominican Republic this summer.

Longley will spend June 17 through July 6 working with Children of the Nations, an organization dedicated to providing holistic, Christ-centered care for orphaned and destitute children around the world. Longley and four other students will help install mosquito control devices in strategic locations around water and inside homes. These devices kill mosquitoes carrying malaria. Students will also help provide training on how to use the devices to families in communities around Barahona, home to many Haitian immigrants.

Longley’s trip is part of Seattle Pacific Reachout International, a short-term missions program. SPRINT has been organizing student trips all over the world for the past 27 years. Students must raise their own money for airfare, training, room and board and team expenses.

Host families sought

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries who will stay for a semester or school year.

Couples, single parents, and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to host.

Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to household responsibilities and be included in normal family activities and lifestyles. For more information, call 800-888-9040 or go online at

Rush graduates from UW-Stout

Kevin Rush of Washougal graduated from UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, at the May commencement ceremony with a bachelor of science in management.

UW-Stout has a long-standing reputation of serving business, industry, education and the helping professions through its specialized educational programs.

CHS students fare well in photo contest

Camas High School students are taking home several prizes from the 2013 Youth Photo Contest sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards and Pro Photo Supply.

CHS winners include Brittany Hickey (first-place) and Hailey Stewart (third-place).

Honorable mentions include Jake Hanna, Katie Jackim and Noah Macia.

Hickey will receive a GoPro Hero3 Silver camera from Pro Photo Supply and Stewart will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Honorable mentions receive $25 gift certificates.

All winners will receive a one-year family membership in the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards. Winning photos and honorable mentions are on display at Washougal True Value Hardware in June, at the Camas Public Library in July, and the Cascade Park Public Library in August.