While driving into work one morning several weeks ago, Washougal High School principal Sheree Gomez-Clark began to think about the speech she’d be delivering at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. She wondered how she could possibly sum up the character and grit of the class of 2022 and its accomplishments in a few sentences, and how she could say something to inspire a group of people that had inspired her for the past four years.
It’s a big week for Camas-Washougal class of 2022 high school graduates.
Victoria Leavitt learned to bake when she was a little girl, inspired by the tutelage of her grandmother and aunt, who owns a bakery in Utah. Just as importantly, she also learned about all of the good things that food can bring to people other than nutritional value.
The Camas School District is in the process of updating its sexual education curriculum to comply with a new state law requiring all Washington public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education by the 2022-23 school year.
Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton will remain in Washougal for now. The superintendent, who has twice been named one of three finalists in the running for a superintendent position near Seattle – first in Issaquah, Washington in March and then, earlier this month in Kent, Washington — but has failed to make the final cut both times.