School notes for Sept. 30, 2014

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Lamb named to dean’s list at Azusa Pacific

Azusa Pacific University student Lauren Lamb, of Camas, made the academic dean’s list for spring semester.

To qualify for the list, students must earn a 3.5 or better GPA.

APU is an evangelical Christian university with seven regional centers throughout Southern California.

‘Living History Schools’ seek applicants

The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is seeking applications from interested youth, ages 10 to 18, for the national park’s 2014-15 Living History Schools, including the Young Engage School and the Dame School.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Application information can be found online at

A maximum of 16 students will be selected for each program.

Fort Vancouver’s flagship youth volunteer programs are the Young Engage School and the Dame School.

These two interacting tracks share resources that train youth in providing historic interpretation, demonstrating skills from the past and speaking to the public.

Both training pathways are modeled after historic schools and other ways in which youth learned and developed skills at the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver in the 1840s.

The program begins in November and ends in June 2015.

Locals named to WSU president’s honor roll

Several local students were named to the Washington State University president’s honor roll for summer 2014.

To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 based on at least nine graded credit hours or earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work during the semester.

Camas students are: Mahrukh Ahsan, Justin Ky Brusasco, Caytlyn Marie Chin, Allison Julie Claire, David Douglas Cole, Alexandra Dale Dombek, Brittany Nicole Domine, Suzana A Dzyuba, Brody Wilford Faler, Daria Kari, Pooja Sunil Mehta, Ashley Marie Melton, Mary Kathleen Murray, Eric Van Nguyen, Robert Morris Pierce, Jack Patrick Quilici, Domenica Bonarrigo Searight, Sara Ellen Summers, Austin Kyle Vela, Brandon Michael Wilde and Ryan Scott Wilson.

Washougal students are: Alex Dane Anderson, Jarom D Barela, Brian R Barnhart, David D Choi, Jenna Nicole Connolly, Gerald Lynn Garr, Victoria Elizabeth Hill, Emily Rose Johnson, Tiffany Lynne Ladage, Danielle Elizabeth Larson, Lorna Elizabeth Mantey, Kelly Anne Moen, Corrine Ulloa Murphy, Erin Elizabeth Seekins and Shauntel Eileen Steele.

WSU Vancouver marks Disability Awareness Month

Washington State University Vancouver will host events aimed to challenge social stereotypes and explore the diverse experiences of people with different abilities in honor of Disability Awareness Month in October.

Disability Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign recognizing the societal and workforce contributions of people with disabilities.

A kickoff celebration with State Rep. Cyrus Habib will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Firstenburg Student Commons. It is free and open to the public.

Blind since age 8, Habib will discuss his journey through the public school system and the importance of creating inclusive learning environments.

Named one of the “40 Under 40 Political Rising Stars of 2014” by the Washington Post, Habib is the first blind Washington legislator in more than half a century.

The photo exhibit “Reinventing the Wheel” will open at the kickoff. The exhibit features 21 individuals with spinal cord injuries and further challenges current perceptions of the lives of people with disabilities. “Reinventing the Wheel” will be on display through Oct. 31. Parking passes will be available at check-in.

A film screening, “Music Within,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129, and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6.

It is free and open to the public.

Filmed in Portland, “Music Within” is based on the true story of Richard Pimentel, an activist for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

When Pimentel returns home from Vietnam severely hearing impaired, he discovers the deficiencies surrounding the rights of people with disabilities and challenges the system. “Music Within” is rated R.

To see more WSU Vancouver Disability Awareness Month events, visit

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.