School notes for Sept. 8, 2016

Washington Connections Academy accepting students

Online public school Washington Connections Academy kicked off its first school year on Aug. 29. It provides a new option for students in Washington to go back to school with a flexible, individualized education.

It is sponsored by the Mary M. Knight School District, and is still enrolling families across the state interested in learning outside the walls of a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. It is currently open to students in kindergarten through eighth-grade.

Additional grade levels will be added each subsequent year.

For more information on Washington Connections Academy, visit

WSU names students to president’s list

Several students were named to the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University. The honor roll recognizes students who earn at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and take nine graded course hours. Camas students are: Brianna Angelica Buchan, Lacee Lorraine Case, Melanie Acosta Deocares, Christina Jo DuBry, Taylor A. Hennessey, Tyler Patrick Hickey, Sarah Kroos Holman, Emily Mary Hull, Chi My Huynh, Terrance Patrick Martin, Brenda Nayely Maya-Mota, Ashley Hope Moncrieff, Nicholas Connor Nansel, Janae Ann Naron, Nicholas Clifford Saunders, Daja Rose Sawyer, Ryan Michael Schafte, Brenna Gabrielle Scott, Candace Jade Weed, Kent Mark Wells and Cheyanne Marie Wilson.

Washougal students are: Samantha Kelly Anderson, Dawn Michelle Bailey, Jessica M. Kench, Christina V. Lopatin, Nicole Marie Park, Blake Colter Roberts, Lisa Marie Rood, Angela Nicole Steffanson and Gayle S. Williams.

Writing contest open to youth

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is hosting a writing contest, open to sixth- through 12th-graders who live within, attend school, or are home schooled in the FVRL district boundaries.

Entries can be submitted online through Sunday, Oct. 2 at