School notes for March 23, 2017

Local students earn degrees

The following local students have earned degrees from Washington State University for the fall 2016 semester.

Honors earned by students are listed as follows: Summa Cum Laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or better, Magna Cum Laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 but less than 3.90 and Cum Laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 but less than 3.70.

Camas students are: Christie Annette Beel, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Tyler W. Berglund, Bachelor of Arts in digital technology and culture; Amanda Korin Fleck, B.S. in psychology, Magna Cum Laude; Sarah Kroos Holman, B.S. in nursing, Summa Cum Laude; Kade Kimball King, B.A. in social sciences; Nguyen Hoang Le, B.S. in mechanical engineering, Christopher Stephen Marrinan, B.S. in mechanical engineering; Jasmin Ellen Sabrina, B.A. in social sciences; Amber Alene Ronhaar, B.A. in foreign languages and cultures, and a B.A. in humanities, Cum Laude; Anna Marie Siebenthaler, B.A. Arts in History; Cody James Sobocinski, B.S. in psychology; Brian Anthony Thomas, B.A. in business administration; Katelynn Taylor Tiedy, B.A. in criminal justice and criminology, and B.S. in biology; Kent Mark Wells, B.A. in social sciences, Summa Cum Laude; Ashley Ray Wirta, B.A. in communication; Leslie Elaine Woodland, B.A. in social sciences and Haley Alexandra Zach, B.A. in digital technology and culture, Cum Laude.

Washougal students are: Brandon James Beebe, B.A. in business administration; Maxwell James Goss, B.S. in mechanical engineering; Jessica M. Kench, B.S. in earth and environmental science, Summa Cum Laude; Scott Thomas McQueen, B.A. in business administration; Hayley Marie Nakamichi, B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude; and Lisa Marie Rood, B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude.

Free tours of local museum during spring break

Area students are invited to tour the Two Rivers Heritage Museum for free, with a paying adult, Thursday through Saturday, April 6 to 8.

“This is a great opportunity for families to discover more about the rich history of our communities,” said Jim Cobb, Camas-Washougal Historical Society president.

The museum features many displays, including a large collection of authentic Native American basketry and stone tools, artifacts and information on local industry and businesses, antique medical implements, a traditional classroom, files filled with information on local families and a 1950’s kitchen.

Volunteer docents are on hand to accompany guests through the museum.

“They are there to answer questions and offer additional insights on displays and artifacts,” Cobb said.

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum is located at 1 Durgan Street in Washougal and open March through October. Regular hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and free for children under 5 and all CWHS members. Group tours are available any day of the week (by appointment only). Call 835-8742 for scheduling.

Dozer Day needs volunteers

The Nutter Foundation is recruiting volunteers for Dozer Day 2017. Dozer Day is a family event that allows kids to operate dump trucks, dozers, and excavators. The event also offers food, giveaways, and lots of great activities for the entire family.

Proceeds from Dozer Day benefits a variety of community groups and organizations. This year’s event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington.

Volunteers are needed to operate equipment (experienced, professional operators only), work with equipment operators to help children on and off machinery, monitor lines, and assist with check-in, ticket taking, etc. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

This year’s volunteer shifts are: Saturday, May 20th, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and/or 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To ensure the safety of children attending Dozer Day, all volunteers will be pre-screened through the Washington State Patrol background check system in advance. There is also a volunteer orientation video available on YouTube.

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting this annual event, all volunteers will receive free admission to the event, snacks, and beverages.

Non-profit groups that meet eligibility criteria and volunteer their time are also eligible to receive compensation for their organization.

More information about volunteering, including an online registration form, is available at

For more information about Dozer Day, like how to sponsor, visit

The Dozer Day event is an annual charitable fundraising event for children which seeks to educate children of all ages about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and public safety, according to a press release from the organization.