School notes for Feb. 24, 2015

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Student of the Month named at Excelsior

Kristen Bickle has been chosen as Excelsior High School Student of the Month for January.

“All of the staff enjoy working with Kristen,” a press release stated. “Her attitude and dedication to her studies is refreshing. Her concern for other students and staff has a great deal to do with her strong convictions and faith.”

A senior, Bickle is also described as extremely focused and someone who exceeds academic expectations.

WSU Vancouver to host Noche de Familia

Washington State University Vancouver is inviting prospective students and their families to Noche de Familia, an annual information night conducted entirely in Spanish. English interpretation will be available. The free event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Dinner will be provided. An optional campus tour will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about preparing for and paying for college, and common challenges Latino families may encounter. For more information, visit

Those needing accommodations for this event should contact 546-9182 or WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Youth leadership award nominees selected

Camas and Washougal students are among 33 in Clark County nominated for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award.

The 2015 award recipient will be announced at an award dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at the Hilton Vancouver.

The Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Awards, honoring the legacy of Gen. George C. Marshall, are sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and organized by the Fort Vancouver National Trust as one of its many “Celebrate Freedom” programs.

From 1936 to 1938, when Marshall lived in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. During World War II, Marshall served as the chief of staff of the U.S. Army. He was Secretary of State from 1947 to 1949 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.

Local nominees for the 2015 Marshall Youth Leadership Award are: Maxine Hood, Caroline Kealoha, Thomas Matthews, Sophie Shoemaker and Emily Joy of Camas High School; and Adam Krout of Washougal High School/Clark County Youth Commission.