School notes for Nov. 11, 2014

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Holly Days Craft Fair, breakfast with Santa benefits Grad Night

The annual Holly Days Craft Fair and pancake breakfast with Santa will benefit the Camas Grad Night 2015 event.

The craft fair, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Liberty Midddle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., includes local crafters and artists who offer an assortment of themed items for purchase.

Santa will also be on hand for family pictures along with a hot breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., for a small fee.

All proceeds benefit Grad Night, a special event dedicated to senior students in a drug- and alcohol-free setting.

It is offered through the volunteer efforts of parents and community members.

For more information, email

Washougal students selected for honor band

Six Washougal middle school students are among those selected to play in the Clark County Honor Band. They will participate in two days of rehearsal and work with Dan Ogren, current Metropolitan Youth Symphony concert band director.

The rehearsals will culminate in a concert with other Clark County band students on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Jemtegaard Middle School students selected for the honor are Emily Johnson, eighth-grade, trumpet; Ian Palmer, eighth-grade, percussion; and Clara Harris, seventh-grade, clarinet.

Canyon Creek Middle School students are Kyle Hendrickson, seventh-grade, trombone; Audrey Hinchliff, eighth-grade, clarinet; and William Weihl, seventh-grade, percussion.

The application for honor band involved the students writing an essay about their experience with music, band, honors, awards and why they should be selected for an honor band. Their music instructors then ranked students in areas of musicianship, solo ability, character and responsibility.

“I remember participating in honor bands in middle and high school,” said Jennifer Bohn, JMS music instructor. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience working under the baton of renown conductors and performing with the best of the best.

“Our students will learn a great deal, perform challenging band literature, perform with students from all over Clark County, and no doubt have an incredible experience.”

Student entries sought for art show

Entries are being sought for the Camtown-Forgey Art Show in June, which is part of the Camtown Youth Festival.

The festival is held every June at Crown Park.

The Camtown-Forgey Art Show is an opportunity for budding or accomplished artists to participate in an activity which encourages imagination and shares with the community.

Students who participate will have their artwork displayed in Scout Hall, located at Crown Park.

Entries can be paintings, drawings, photography or mixed media.

For more information, call 834-5307 or visit and click on the Camtown link.

Junior Symphony of Vancouver sets concert

The Junior Symphony of Vancouver, which includes members from Camas, is hosting a holiday concert at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.

Tickets are $20 and available at the door. The fee includes a dessert buffet.

The concert will be led by conductor Collin Heade.