The Camas-Washougal Chamber will host its annual awards banquet honoring its 2021 Citizen of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, Teachers of the Year and local scholarship winners, on June 2, at Camas Meadows, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas.
The June 2 event is open to the public, kicks off with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., and costs $40 per person to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office, at 422 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas, between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve a ticket, call 360-834-2472, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber, in partnership with Riverview Community Bank, has selected Marquita Call, co-owner of the Camas Gallery in downtown Camas as its 2021 Businessperson of the Year; and Camas School Board member Doug Quinn as its 2021 Citizen of the Year. The group named all teachers in Camas and Washougal as its 2021 Teachers of the Year
The Chamber also will honor its 2021 college scholarship winners, Taylor Greenberg of Washougal High School and Joey Stanley of Camas High School, during the June 2 awards banquet.
In a news release, the Chamber said Greenberg and Stanley “were selected for their dedication to academics, extracurricular activities, sports, volunteerism and community involvement.”
Greenberg plans to attend Whitworth University in the fall of 2021, and pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education administration.
“Taylor’s positive experience at Camas schools and Washougal schools helped her develop a sense of community and love for education. She recognizes the importance of dedicated teachers and the true impacts that they have on their students’ lives,” the Chamber stated in the news release. “Her goal in life is to make a difference and change the world. She wants to teach kids in the Camas-Washougal community how to thrive both educationally and in life. She enjoys golf, basketball and dance.”
Stanley, plans to attend John Hopkins University in the fall of 2021 and pursue a degree in environmental engineering.
“Joey is a self-starting, diligent, creative problem-solver who is courteous and trustworthy. He is logical, mathematical, and physically capable. He values promptness, collaboration and is steady under pressure,” the Chamber stated in the news release. “Joey serves at the Camas High School (as student) government treasurer overseeing a $1 million fund. He received the WoHoLo Award, the highest award earned in Campfire USA, similar to the Eagle Scout award. His Science Olympiad team placed first in regionals in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and placed first in the state in 2018 and second in the state in 2019. Joey plays the flute and piano, and is an active fly fisherman involved with Clark Skamania Flyfishers Club.”