School notes for Sept. 21, 2017

Lindsey Leetham, a Camas High senior, earned a perfect score on her ACT test.

Student achieves top ACT score

Lindsey Leetham, a senior at Camas High School, and the daughter of Kevin and Amy Leetham of Camas, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, fewer than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score, according to the organization. In 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million U.S. high school seniors who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, math, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.

In a letter to Leetham, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated: “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges.

CAC seeks new members

The Camas School District’s Citizens Advisory Committee is seeking new members.

The committee functions as an advisory group to the CSD School Board and superintendent, providing an opportunity for patrons of the school district to have input into school programs and policies.

Issues covered in the past include school boundaries, program initiatives, services for students and school district communication.

Membership requires residency within the school district boundaries and an interest in education. Nominated members receive a formal appointment from the School Board and serve a three-year term.

To apply, email

All applicants are encouraged to attend the first CAC meeting on Monday, Oct. 2.

The CAC meets at 5:30 p.m., on the first Monday of the month, at the Zellerbach Administration Center.

Parks and Rec hosts free teen programs

The Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department will host two recreation centers with its Late Night and Open Gym programs for teens.

The programs are designed for middle and high school students, ages 11 to 18. They provide free, fun activities for teens after school in a safe, supervised and drug-free environment.

The Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., is currently offering an Open Gym from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and Teen Fitness from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Both activities are for teens ages 13 to 18.

Starting Friday, Oct. 13, both recreation centers will host Teen Late Night activities from 8 to 10:30 p.m., with free access to the gyms, game rooms and video games.

Teens must have valid school identification to participate.

Donations are still needed to keep the programs going.

To help, call Jude Blocker at 360-487-7082 or Demetrius Brooks at 360-487-7014.

For more information about the programs that Vancouver Parks and Recreation provides for teenagers, visit