Camas Captures 4A Gymnastics State Title

Camas is now on the state gymnastics map, and it might be just the beginning given the talent and youth that’s in the Papermakers’ pipeline.

The Papermakers became the first Class 4A from Southwest Washington to win a state gymnastics title, and did so by dethroning one of the state’s premiere teams, four-time reigning state champion Woodinville, 181.200-180.125, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Falcons were winners of eight state titles since 2007 before Friday.

It was an experience unlike any other for the all members of the team just one year after qualifying for state for the first time as a team, including the bookends of the group: the senior and freshmen. Their lone senior, Jacqueline Purwins goes out a state champion, and the team’s two freshmen — Shea McGee and Alyssa Shibata — begin their careers as ones, too. Read more at The Columbian

CHS Wins Back-2-Back 4A State Swim Titles

The boys of Camas High School won the 2018 Washington class 4A state title by virtue of winning both free relays. Camas was led by junior Eric Wu and senior Mark Kim. Wu was second in both the 200 IM (1:52.14) and 100 fly (49.79) and Kim second in the 200 free (1:41.48) and 500 free (4:39.60). But the big scoring hauls for Camas came in the free relays.

The 200 free relay team of Wu, Jaden Kim, Christopher Xia and Mark Kim went 1:26.53, just missing a class 4A state record that has stood 27 years since 1991. Wu led off in 21.42, Jaden Kim was 22.19, Xia 21.66 and Mark Kim 21.26. Later in the meet, the 400 free relay team of Xia (48.29), Finn McClone (46.83), Jaden Kim (47.57) and Mark Kim (46.05) went 3:08.74 to win the state title. Read more at The Columbian & Lacamas Magazine

CHS Wrestlers Place 5th at State

The Camas wrestling team this past weekend made history at the Tacoma Dome. Congratulations to Tanner Craig and all the CHS wrestlers!  For the second year in a row, Camas had a wrestling state champion as Tanner won arguably the toughest weight class, 132 pounds.  Tanner led the way as four others placed in the top four in their respective weight classes.   Jack Latimer and Sam Malychewski earned third-place medals, and Rylan Thompson and Gideon Malychewski finished in fourth place. This helped the Papermakers rise up to fifth place in the team standings with 90 points.

Head coach Cory VomBaur believes this is the best finish for Camas at state in the school’s history. Tanner Craig, Latimer, Gideon Malychewski, Isaac Duncan and Colby Stoller want more next year. Great job to all the wrestlers on a historic season! Read more at Lacamas Magazine

80’s Sadie Hawkins Dance

When: February 24th
Where: CHS North Commons, Gym & Theater
8:00-10:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales Info:

  • Pre-sale tickets are available from 2/12 – 2/21 at ASB Window and now Online (online ticket sales are for CHS Students ONLY) for $8.00.
  • Fines do not have to be paid prior to purchasing a ticket to this dance.
  • Is your student wanting to bring a guest from another school to the dance? A Guest Pass must be completed and turned into Mr. Fox no later than Tuesday, 2/20 by 3:00pm.
  • Guest tickets will be sold only at the ASB window and are available from 2/12 – 2/21.
  • Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00, however guests cannot purchase tickets at the door.

As always, ID is required at the door for entrance into this dance. CHS Students will be able to purchase tickets at the door. Guests must be on the pre-purchased list otherwise they cannot purchase tickets at the door.

IAA Program Info Meeting

Are you a student who loves acting, creative writing, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, visual art or creating films?  Our Integrated Arts & Academics program is expanding its size next year and can now accept applications from current 8th through 11th grade students.  The applications are available on the IAA website, and the deadline for submission is Friday, March 16th.  You can find a link to the IAA website on the CHS page under the “Programs” tab.

And mark your calendar…  Students who are interested in IAA, along with their families, are encouraged to attend the IAA Program Information Meeting to hear about program’s features and the exciting changes coming next year.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30 in the North Commons at CHS.