School notes for Feb. 10, 2015

WSU Vancouver offers preview day for prospective students

Washington State University Vancouver is hosting Preview Day at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.

Participants will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life and more. Those who would like a campus tour should arrive at 4:30 p.m.

At Preview Day, participants will learn about admissions requirements and how to apply. Representatives from student organizations will share information about recreational and co-curricular activities. Student ambassadors will offer insight into campus life, academics and student support services.

Members of WSU Vancouver’s staff and faculty will be on hand to answer questions.

An A – Z of Financial Aid and Scholarships workshop will cover loans, grants, waivers and scholarships.

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

Student collecting items for homeless shelter

Elaine Hunt, a senior at Hayes Freedom High School, is collecting hygiene items as a part of her senior project. She is volunteering at the Winter Hospitality Overflow program in Vancouver, which is a homeless shelter for women, children and families. It is open from Nov. 1 to March 31.

Hunt is collecting travel- or hotel-sized hygiene items, including single fitted sheets, ear plugs, bath towels, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, shaving cream, mouthwash, soap, toothbrushes, toothbrush covers, deodorant. disposable razors, small packages of diapers of all sizes and feminine hygiene products.

Bins are located in all Camas School District schools, as well as the district office, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. Collections can be dropped off during normal school hours through Friday, Feb. 13.

OU announces fall honor roll

Trevor Schauer of Camas was named to the fall honor roll at the University of Oklahoma.

To qualify for the honor roll, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA and take at least 12 credits.

Skyridge names Geo Bee champion

Skyridge Middle School recently participated in the National Geographic Bee competition and has completed the building level phase. The champion is seventh-grader Steven Sturges.

Sturges continues on to a written competition to determine state participants, who will have a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. The state competition will be held March 27.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the national champion rounds May 11 to 13. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Hein named to MSU honor roll

Zachary Hein of Camas was named to the fall semester honor roll at Montana State University. To qualify, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA and take at least 12 credit hours.

Nickerson named to Seton Hall dean’s list

Rachael Nickerson of Camas was named to the dean’s list at Seton Hall University.

To qualify for the list, a student must earn at least a 3.4 GPA and earn no lower than a “C” in any class.

Seton Hall is located in South Orange, New Jersey.