School notes for May 5, 2015

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‘Suite Surrender’ opens Friday in Washougal

The Washougal High School Panther Players will present “Suite Surrender,” by Michael McKeever. It is set in a Palm Beach hotel in 1942 where the two grand divas of the day have come to sing at a war bonds benefit.

They’ve never gotten along on stage and are both are mistakenly given the same hotel suite.

The show runs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Washougal High’s Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St. Tickets, $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, will be available at the door. For more information, call 954-3136.

WHS plans senior citizen prom

Washougal High School’s junior class leadership is hosting a senior citizen prom for anyone 50 and older from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 in the WHS commons, 1201 39th St.

Admission is free and corsages will be provided.

There will also be cookies and punch provided by the culinary department and a DJ playing music. All Camas and Washougal senior citizens are invited.

SWCA announces scholarship opportunities

Applications are being accepted for the Southwest Washington Contractors Association annual scholarship program.

The SWCA awards scholarships to both students studying construction management for full time secondary education at 4-year colleges and universities, and those attending community colleges or vocational technical schools.

A primary qualification is that the individual have ties to, or a desire to work in, the Southwest Washington area.

Since 2005, $25,000 has been awarded to area students.

The deadline to apply is Friday. Application forms and more information can be found at

Awards will be announced on June 27.

Washougal library to host kindergarten readiness event

The Washougal Community Library, 1661 “C” St., is hosting a kindergarten readiness event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parents and caregivers will learn how, when and where to register their incoming kindergartners. Required immunization and dental health information will be given as well as library cards.

For more information, call the library at 835-5393.

CEF seeking volunteers

The Camas Educational Foundation is looking for community members to join the nonprofit group.

Board members are selected to serve a 3-year term and must be reliable communicators with other board members and the Camas community. Board members work closely with school and district leadership.

Volunteers are needed to serve starting in the 2015-16 school year in general board positions and in an executive board position as treasurer.

A letter of interest with a short bio should be sent by Friday.

Applicants are asked to attend the Wednesday, June 3 meeting at Roots Restaurant & Bar, 19215 S.E. 34th St., Camas. For more information, contact CEF President Gail Gast at

Youth photo contest set

The Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards are sponsoring a Youth Photo Contest. The deadline is Sunday, May 17. Contestants can submit their favorite nature and wildlife images taken at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal.

Contest prizes include a GoPro Hero, gift cards to Pro Photo Supply and a 1-year family membership to the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards.

For complete contest rules and information, visit