CHS Sr. Wins Marshall Leadership Award

The 2017 recipient of the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award is Sophie Muro, a Camas High School senior.

The Fort Vancouver National Trust announced the awards this past Wednesday in a ceremony at the Providence Academy. The event featured an address by Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib.

The youth award is presented to a Clark County high school student who demonstrates leadership, takes a stand for the rights of others, serves as a role model and shows initiative and motivates others to become involved.

The Youth Leadership Award includes a $2,500 college scholarship. Muro will participate as an intern in the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Celebrate Freedom programs office. Read more at The Columbian


Shola Places 1st at Regional Science Fair

Camas High School sophomore Tsering Shola, 15, won first place in the science category at the Southwest Washington Regional Science and Engineer Fair, held March 11 at Alki Middle School.

She finished second overall out of 22 categories in the competition, and earned a paid trip and a spot in the Intel International Science Fair, to be held at May 14 to 19 in Los Angeles.

Her project was titled “Oxtoic drug levels in cochlear tissues: Validating machine segmentation of drug uptake in individual cells types of cochlea in confocal images.”
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State-Bound CHS Musicians

Congratulations to all our CHS musicians who participated in the regional solo-ensemble competition as well as to these Papermakers who placed as Qualifiers or Alternates to the Washington State Solo-Ensemble competition at Central Washington University on April 28-29, 2017:

Vocal Division
State Qualifiers:  Janessa Wilson and Isaac Dizon
1st Alternates:    Morgan Dunn & Darin JeanBlanc
2nd Alternates:   Hannah Upkes & Joshua Rule

Instrumental Division
State Qualifier:  John Neumann (Tuba)

1st Alternates:
Alexander Lee (Clarinet)
Sophia Hansen (Viola)
Lucas Abrahamsen (Mallets), and Camas Tuba-Horn Duet (Brass-Small Ensemble)

2nd Alternate:  Brian Lee

Congratulations to these talented students and their directors Ethan Chessin and Richard Mancini for continuing to lead our Camas Musicians to Excellence!

New Sculpture Adorns CHS


Since becoming co-workers almost two years ago, CHS Art teachers Rod Raunig and Jarred Jackman have talked about increasing the presence of visual art at CHS. This last fall, they agreed on a location and a feasible student project. They wanted the piece to be large enough to command attention, yet still allow for individual student creativity. Neither wanted to force their own ideas on students, rather they wanted the students’ ideas to be present within the larger piece. Out of this vision came the work now hanging from the ceiling at the main entrance to CHS.

Nearly 170 students created the objects included in the installation. Prior to the start of the project, both Raunig and Jackman took their classes to view the space. Students were prompted to think about what kind of communication they wanted their piece to have with viewers. Aside from the required materials (each piece is made with plaster cloth), students were set free to build original and unique objects. Read more here.