School notes for June 9, 2015

Camas grad earns highest EWU honor

Renee Valenter, a Camas High School graduate, has been awarded the highest honor at Eastern Washington University, the Frances B. Huston award.

It is given to 20 graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.75 or higher GPA, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities at school and in the community.

Washougal grad is fair scholarship winner

Trent Stauffer, a 2012 Washougal High School graduate, is among the Clark County Fair Association 2015 scholarship winners.

He received $2,000 for his education at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

The scholarship money is earmarked to help the recipient pay for college tuition, books and other costs.

To be eligible, the applicant must have been actively involved in 4-H, FFA, or open class during previous Clark County Fairs.

Reception for photo contest winners set

There will be a reception for the winners of the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards Youth Photo Contest.

It will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at New Seasons Market, 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver.

Forty-two area students submitted 187 entries. Pro Photo Supply of Portland sponsors the contest and provides prizes for the 12 winners. All winners will also receive a one-year family membership in the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards.

Camas resident earns degree

Kevin Fain of Camas has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral neuroscience from the University of San Diego.

He graduated cum laude. Commencement ceremonies were held May 24.

WSU Vancouver offers financial aid workshop

Washington State University Vancouver will host an A-Z of Financial Aid and Scholarship workshop at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Vancouver Community Library for all prospective college students, no matter the college they choose. This event is free and open to the public.

Prospective students and parents will learn from financial aid experts the ways to make a college education attainable. Presenters will answer commonly asked questions about financial aid and scholarships, including what scholarships are available, how to apply for financial aid, and when and how to receive awarded funds.

The Vancouver Community Library is located at 901 “C” St.

Washougal resident named to dean’s list

Connor Joseph O’Neill of Washougal was named to the dean’s list at William Jewell College for the spring semester.

To qualify, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA while taking at least 14 semester hours.

Camas resident earns master’s degree from PSU

Michael Berliner, a 2007 Camas High School graduate, has earned a Master of Science degree in writing from Portland State University.

During his time at PSU, he served as a project manager for two books and a magazine at the school’s Ooligan Press.