School notes for Sept. 16, 2014

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Semifinalists named in 2015 National Merit program

Four students from Camas High School are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The students are Yuju Fang, Rachel Greene, Yun Teng and Maximillian Urbanek.

They qualified as semifinalists by taking the 2013 PSAT as juniors, and now represent less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors.

To become a finalist, one must submit a detailed scholarship application, have outstanding academic record throughout high school, be recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier performance on the qualifying test.

District seeks Citizens Advisory Committee members

The Camas School District is seeking volunteers to serve on the district’s Citizens Advisory Committee.

The CAC consists of 18-25 school district patrons who advise school administrators and board members on a variety of issues. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month during the school year from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Interested citizens may visit the next CAC meeting on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas, in the Dennison Board Room, at 5:30 p.m.

Applications can be obtained by contacting Gail Gast at or 833-5412. All completed applications must be returned to the Camas School District Administration Center, to Gast’s attention, by Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Recommendations for appointment will be forwarded to the School Board for appointment at the Monday, Oct. 13 board meeting.

CHS hosts candidate forum

A 2014 Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Camas Youth Advisory Council, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Camas High School auditorium, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

Candidates for local and state offices have been invited to attend.

The candidates will field questions from high school students during the event. The Camas Youth Advisory Council serves as the liaison between the city and the student body of Camas.

Open house set

There will be an open house for parents of Camas High School students from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The event will include a club and activity fair from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., an assembly from 4:30 to 5 p.m., and classroom visits from 5 to 6:30 p.m.