School notes for Oct. 28, 2014

Community Coalition plans Red Ribbon Week celebration

UNITE! Washougal Community Coalition is inviting the community to celebrate National Red Ribbon Week by purchasing a coffee or smoothie in a special cup with student artwork with the theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free.”

“All Washougal schools are celebrating in their own unique way and over 200 students will have their artwork featured on the coffee sleeves of our local businesses,” said Margaret McCarthy,” coalition coordinator.

“If you purchase coffee or a smoothie through Friday at these area businesses, you will get a coffee sleeve with a sticker decorated by a student for Red Ribbon Week.”

The Washougal businesses include Outlaw Coffee, 3087 Evergreen Highway; Ginger Juice, 1887-D Main St.; and Echo Donuts, 1801 Main Street. Coffee Revolution, 3520 N.E. Third Ave., Camas, is also participating.

Red Ribbon Week ends with a guest speaker at Washougal High School, and Jemtegaard and Canyon Creek middle schools. Nigel Wrangham, a national prevention specialist, will speak to students about making healthy choices for their lives and their future on Friday.

Excelsior selects Student of the Month

Sabrina Schell is the Student of the Month for October at Excelsior High School in Washougal.

“As a student, she is focused and meticulous in her studies,” a press release states. “As a peer, she is very caring and goes out of her way to help others. We’re so proud to have her here with us at Excelsior.”

Local students earn degrees

Two Washougal students have earned degrees from Eastern Oregon University.

They are Cindy Exxes, Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies (summa cum laude); and Mindy Navolynski, B.S. in liberal studies (summa cum laude).