Choir/Band All-State, NW & National Honors

choir_logo-1Once again, the Camas School District is well represented at the state, regional, and national levels, with 39 students accepted in to honors bands, choirs, and orchestras.
This is a huge honor, as tens of thousands of students audition for these spots every year.  Three students were selected to perform with All-NATIONAL ensembles, competing against musicians from around the country!  (two of seven choir spots from the state of Washington went to Camas singers!)  Six students were also selected to perform with All-Northwest honor ensembles, competing against students from Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
The All-National students performed in Dallas, TX this last weekend, and the others will perform at our regional music educators’ conference in Bellevue in February.
Here is the complete list of all of the students who earned a spot in these ensembles.  Please congratulate them if you see them!

All-National Honor Choir:
Katie Blair, Janessa Wilson

All National Symphony Orchestra:
Lucas Abrahamsen

All-Northwest Mixed Choir:
Katie Blair, Claire Green

All-Northwest Treble Choir:
Janessa Wilson

All-Northwest Orchestra:
Sophia Hansen
All-Northwest Band:
John Neumann, Phoebus Tsai

All-State Concert Band:
Sean Chronister, Lucas Abrahamsen

All-State Symphonic Choir
Grant Bane, Isaac Dizon,
Rachel Edwards, Joshua Rule,
Bryant Wilson

The Camasonian Goes Digital

camasonian-announcementThe Camasonian, Camas High School’s student-run newspaper, is welcoming in the modern age by going online. The Camasonian staff spent countless hours working hard to design and develop this new platform for the community to enjoy. You may find The Camasonian online at, on Facebook at, on Twitter @camasonian, or on Instagram at Also, email us at with any story ideas, comments or concerns.

CHS Drama Presents Twelfth Night

twelfth_nightCHS Drama presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – Come see the excellent work of your award-winning Drama department – and have a few good laughs – before this play ends its final 3-show run this weekend. Performances are at Friday night at 7:00 pm and at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday.
Veterans get in free on Veterans day!
Otherwise, tickets are:
• $5 for senior citizens, elementary students & CHS students w ASB
• $7 for adults

Yacine Guermali Wins 4A State X-Country

CHS Senior Yacine Guermali captured the 4A boys state cross country title this past Saturday, on the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. He beat more than 150 runners to the finish line in 15 minutes, 12.8 seconds.
Daniel Maton notched eighth place in 15:43 to help the Papermakers rise to fifth place. Jackson Lyne (16:44), David Connell (16:47.4), Nicholas Carter (16:56.2), Nick Duffy (16:56.7) and Cade Greseth (17:02.8) helped the boys improve from sixth-place finishes at state in 2015 and 2014.

In the 4A girls race, Issaquah spoiled Camas’ bid for a third straight state team title. The Eagles bested the Papermakers for the championship by 18 points.
Emma Jenkins earned fifth place for Camas (18:21.7), Halle Jenkins took 20th place (19:02.2), Ellie Postma claimed 26th place (19:14.7) and Madison Child notched 34th place (19:27.3). Issaquah shaved 10 points off its final score before Camas’ fifth runner crossed the finish line. Read more at the CW-Post Record

Camas Trounces Enumclaw, 56-0

Camas’ running back Michael Matthews (12) escapes Enumclaw’s defense during the first quarter. He rushed for 35 yards and one touchdown. The Papermakers rack up 443 yards of offense, 49 points, just in first half.

Every time the Camas football team scores a touchdown, a mill’s steam-whistle sound is blasted through Doc Harris Stadium. That whistle worked overtime Friday. So did the Papermakers offense.

Camas was dominant in its 56-0 win over Enumclaw in the preliminary round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

By halftime, the Papermakers were ahead 49-0, meaning the entire second half was played under the running-clock mercy rule.

Yes, that whistle sounded often as Camas (10-0) signaled its status as the No. 1-ranked team in the Class 4A Associated Press statewide poll. Read more at The Columbian

Camas Girls Soccer Shuts Out League

Alyssa Tomasini heads in a corner kick by Perri Belzer for her 19th goal of the season for the Camas girls soccer team Oct. 20, at Doc Harris Stadium. The Papermakers beat Union 3-0.

Seventeen Camas High School girls were playing soccer for their captain on Senior Night.

Hannah Taie lost her mother, Shelly, to brain cancer before the 2015 season started. The Papermakers finished in third place at the state tournament that season with a school record 20 victories.

“I wish she could have been here today. They do, too. They were all close to my mom,” Hannah Taie said. “Them playing their hearts out for her means a lot to me. It just shows what kind of team we have. We all play for each other.”Read more at the CW Post Record