School notes for Oct. 20, 2015

Students can earn scholarships for blood drives

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is open through Sunday, Nov. 15 to host drives between Tuesday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Jan. 15.

“Winter is a difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs with inclement weather and seasonal illnesses reducing the number of volunteer donors that come out to give,” said Red Cross Communications Manager Jared Schultzman. “Our Leaders Save Lives program gives students an opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and help ensure blood is available for patients in need of lifesaving transfusions by recruiting their friends and family to give blood.”

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages high school and college students to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply around the winter holidays.

Blood donations made at high school and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations through the Red Cross, according to a press release.

Students who host a drive can be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 for higher education and earn a gift card. A total of six scholarships will be awarded to students who host a blood drive collecting 25 blood donations or more.

All students who collect at least 25 pints at their blood drive will receive a gift card to giftcertificates.com.

For more information, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.

Lamb earns dean’s list honors

Camas resident Lauren Lamb made the academic deans’ list at Azusa Pacific University in California for the spring semester.

To be named to the list, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA.

Cape Horn-Skye carnival will be held Oct. 24

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School is hosting a harvest carnival Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will include games, a costume contest, cupcake walk and haunted house.

There will also be a silent auction and raffles for themed classroom baskets.

A $500 Black Friday Visa gift card will also be raffled.

Food will be sale in the cafeteria, including nachos, hot dogs, baked potatoes, chipotle chicken flatbread, King Caesar wrap, caramel apple dippers, brownies, smoothies and popcorn.

Cape Horn-Skye is located at 9731 Washougal River Road.

CHS will host College and Career Fair

Camas High School is hosting its annual College and Career Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CHS gymnasium.

There will be workshops presented from 6 to 7:25 p.m. in locations throughout the building.

The evening will end with breakout sessions, led by college representatives, from 7:30 to 8.

This event will allow attendees to speak with representatives from more than 50 colleges and technical schools, attend large group sessions covering information on post high school planning resources and what students can do during high school to prepare for the next steps, and attend small group breakout sessions with college representatives to gather information specific to their needs.

For more information, call 833-5750.

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