School notes for May 18, 2017

Camas kids take honors in ‘Math is Cool’ contest

Several local elementary school students placed in the top five overall at the regional Math is Cool competition at Skyview High School.

This is the first year that all of the elementary schools have sent representatives.

Participants include: Conrad Parrish, sixth-place, Woodburn Elementary; Heather Wu and Anna Mansure, fifth-place overall, Prune Hill Elementary; Vincent Li, second-place overall, Dorothy Fox Elementary; Sawyer Lesser, sixth-place overall, Lacamas Heights Elementary; and Audrey Wagner, third-place overall, Helen Baller Elementary.

Artists needed for the 2017 Camtown Youth Festival

Camas Parks and Recreation is accepting entries for the Camtown-Forgey Art Show and Competition, which takes place along with the Camtown Youth Festival, on June 3.

Students from the Camas and Washougal area are eligible to participate. Art entry forms are available at school front offices or at the Lacamas Lake Lodge.

Any art medium may be used. Art entries must be turned in at Scout Hall in Crown Park on Wednesday, May 31, between the hours of 4:30 and 6 p.m. All artwork will be displayed during the festival.

More details are available on the art entry form. Contact Krista Bashaw at 360-817-7991 for additional information.

Locals make honor roll at OSU

Camas and Washougal natives made the winter term honor roll at Oregon State University. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of coursework. They include:

Drew H. Clarkson, Mackenzie A. Farnham, Senior, Caitlin M. Glass, Kathryn M. Johnson, Kalie L. Morris, Ryan T. Pate and Amanda N. Reiter, all from Camas, and Aaron M. Deister, of Washougal.

Building Futures Foundation extends scholarship deadline

The Building Futures Foundation is now accepting applications for academic scholarships through Friday, May 26. It is the nonprofit, educational foundation for the Building Industry Association.

Students who plan to attend college, university, trade or technical school, or enroll in a verified apprenticeship affiliated with the construction industry for the 2017-18 school year, are all eligible to apply for a BFF scholarship.

Selection criteria include financial need, academic relationship to the building industry, quality of application, GPA and community service.

A scholarship application is available on the Building Futures Foundation page at

Scholarships will be awarded on June 22 at the BIA’s Membership Appreciation Luncheon.

Sarah Haines named to President’s List

Sarah Haines of Washougal has been named to the president’s list at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

To be named to the list, students must earn at least a 3.75 GPA.

Local resident earns degree

Robert Judge of Washougal has earned a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies degree from Grantham University.

Grantham University is an online, credentialed college founded in 1951.

Brian Dillon graduates from Azusa Pacific

Brian Dillon of Washougal graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in business on Saturday, May 6. He joined approximately 1,700 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university with six regional centers throughout Southern California.

Clark College to offer its campus to kids this summer

Clark College’s Community Education program is partnering with the college’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and art departments to offer a “Kids College” summer camp program.

All camps will include credentialed Clark College instructors.

Attendees, ages 9 to 14, will use technology that is not available elsewhere in Clark County, according to the college.

Each session will utilize a detailed curriculum plan and hands-on projects. The camps use an educational approach to learning called STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Programs include Art College, STEM Camp, Cooking Camp International, and Baking and Comfort Foods.

To register, visit or call 360-992-2939.

Skyridge Middle School presents musical

Skyridge Middle School drama students will perform “Seussical: The Musical, Jr.” this weekend at the Camas High School theater, 26900 S.E. 15th St., Camas.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, May 19; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, and $5 for students ages 5 to 18, as well as senior citizens.