School notes for May 20, 2014

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Inga Opalinska

Student honored by Scholars Recognition Program

Inga Opalinska, an 18-year-old exchange student from Poland, was recently honored by the Hudson’s Bay Branch of American Association of University Women for her achievements in technology. She attends Washougal High School.

AAUW’s Scholars Recognition Program honors young women who excel in mathematics, science and technology, and encourages them to continue their studies and careers in those fields.

A reception was held Sunday at Washington State University Vancouver.

“I think this is wonderful that WHS has chosen Inga for this achievement and we are so very proud of her,” said Heather Uhlig, her host mom.

Friends of Excelsior selling desserts at ‘Phantom’

Friends of Excelsior will be selling homemade desserts at “Phantom of the Opera,” on Saturday, May 24 at Washougal High School.

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a greenhouse for Excelsior High School students to get a head start during the winter on raising food in their garden beds for the local homeless community.

Desserts will be sold beginning at 6:15 p.m. and during intermission in the WHS commons. Coffee, tea and punch will also be available for purchase.

Girls ROC seeking participants

H-RoC, a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to the advancement of female leaders in Southwest Washington, is launching Girls ROC. It is a new leadership program recruiting girls in Clark County ages 12 to 17.

Girls ROC is a free program designed around a youth-led civic leadership project. Meetings will begin in June and conclude with a recognition ceremony and a community event on Oct. 11, in observance of the International Day of the Girl.

Young women who are interested in Girls ROC may register online at before May 28.