School notes for March 26, 2013

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Special education resource fair set

There will be a Southwest Washington Special Education and Resource Fair at Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver, on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will offer workshops, an exhibits and keynote speakers. It is open to families of children with special needs (ages birth to 21) and professionals who serve these families and children.

The event is free. For more information, contact Annie Lamberto at 885-5049 or

Local students sing with honor choir

Several fourth- and fifth-grade students from Hathaway, Gause, and Cape Horn-Skye elementary schools added their voices to the Lower Columbia River Music Education Association’s Elementary Honor Choir. This auditioned choir, including more than 100 students from the Vancouver area, performed a free concert for the public at Camas High School Saturday.

“It is quite an honor for these kids to be selected to participate,” said Amy Switzer, Hathaway Elementary music teacher. “For most of them it was their first audition experience. The students have had their music for about a month and meet with their music teacher weekly to practice.”

This is more challenging than the students are accustomed to, and they are required to memorize all the material, she added. Each school gets its own ‘part’ to sing in the concert.

Judith Harrington, the founder and artistic director of the Tacoma Youth Chorus, was the guest conductor.

Washougal students include the following. Cape Horn-Skye Elementary: Grace Uhlig, Megan Stogin, Kellie Langston, Cody Harding, Jessica Sandu, Brynn Haralson, Hayley Courtney Elijah Mitchell-Hopmeier, Ezekiel Mitchell-Hopmeier, Ayden Hollis and Kolton Andrews. Hathaway Elementary: J.D. Bean, Chyanne Bean, Emily Eakins, Kayla Grimani, Gwen Lewis, Hailey Maddix, Maureen Slot and Cymoril Williams. Gause Elementary: Kaeli Daniels, Gracie Dolan, Clara Harris, Rachel Lyall, Taylor Nickles, Cassie Nugent, Pennie Reed, Grant Schloe and Jessica Troyer.

Camas student named to dean’s list

Christina Jing Ge of Camas was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ge is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Spring break movies set at library

There will be spring break movies shown Monday through Friday at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. The free shows begin at 2 p.m. on a “big screen.” Popcorn will be served.

Movies include: Monday, Wreck-It Ralph (PG); Tuesday, Life of Pi (PG); Wednesday, Aladdin (G); Thursday, Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG-13); Friday, Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13).

For more information, contact the library at 834-4692.

Stevens wins tenor division

Washougal High School student Nick Stevens won the tenor division in a regional vocal solo and ensemble contest at Heritage High School on Saturday, March 2.

He will represent the Lower Columbia River Music Educators Association in the state competition next month in Ellensburg. There are 22 regions competing at the state level.

Stevens is a junior. This past summer, he was also one of 10 finalists in the Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition on Independence Day at Fort Vancouver.

Hathaway hosting book fair

The Hathaway Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair will run this week in the library, 630 24th St.

The public is invited to shop today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cash, checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted. There is a large selection of children’s fiction and non-fiction books.

Garden club offers scholarship

The Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal is offering a $500 scholarship to a Camas or Washougal high school senior who is planning to major in agriculture, horticulture, veterinary medicine, ecology or related area of college study.

Applications, due by May 1, are available at the counseling offices at both high schools. For more information, call Marilyn Tyrrell at 210-8012.

Scholarship applications available for youth heritage program

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is inviting 45 youth and five teachers to participate in the Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project. It is a four-day, interactive field-school on Whidbey Island, July 16-19.

Application deadlines are Friday for teachers, and Friday, April 26 for students. For more information, visit