School notes for April 22, 2014

Be the Match potential donor event set

On Thursday, potential bone marrow donors will have the opportunity to register at Camas Fire Department Station 42, 4321 N.W. Parker St.

The event is being organized by Camas High School senior Zane Sharif as part of his senior project.

Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukemia. For many of these patients, their only chance at a cure is a life saving bone marrow transplant.

Be the Match, the largest, most diverse registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units in the world, provides potential matching bone marrow donors.

Sharif hopes to add 100 new people to the registry at his event. Those between the ages of 18 and 44 are eligible. Potential donors will have their eligibility tested via a saliva swab. Joining the registry is non-binding, and no one is obligated to donate.

Skyridge drama to perform ‘Once on This Island Jr.’
Skyridge Middle School students will present a different take on The Little Mermaid when they perform, “Once on This Island Jr.”

The musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, at the Camas High School Theatre, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

Once on This Island Jr. is a theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Tickets are on sale at the Skyridge Middle School office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or at the event. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students ages 5 to 18, and free for children younger than 5 years old. For more information, contact