Monday, June 13, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three Papermakers win credit union scholarships

Lacamas Community Credit Union (LCCU) has announced the recipients of three $1,500 Joseph J. Boyle Memorial Scholarships.

LCCU’s President/CEO Kathleen Romane presented the scholarship awards during a ceremony at the credit union’s Terrace Branch in Camas on June 1st. The three recipients are:

  • Joanna Guo is a graduate of Camas High School, and is the daughter of Wen Zhang of Camas. She is enrolled at the University of Southern California.
  • Stephanie Guo is a graduate of Camas High School, and plans to attend the University of Southern California. She is the daughter of Wen Zhang of Camas.
  • Martin Horn is a graduate of Camas High School. He is the son of Dean and Gail Horn of Camas. He will attend Seattle Pacific University.
Left to right, Martin Horn, LCCU President/CEO Kathleen Romane, Stephanie Guo, Joanna Guo.

“These three students exemplify the best qualities of today’s young adults. In addition to their academic achievement, they are also actively engaged in volunteer work and they truly reflect the credit union practice of giving back to the community. LCCU is pleased to help them in their pursuit of higher education,” said Romane.

Lacamas Community Credit Union was the first credit union established in Southwest Washington, chartered in 1936. The credit union serves anyone who lives or works in Southwest Washington. A full-service financial institution, LCCU serves its members through six convenient branch locations in Clark and Skamania Counties as well as online banking. For more information about Lacamas Community Credit Union, visit our web site at, or call (360) 834-3611 or (888) 834-3611.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Camas Student Wins National Scholarship

Lisa Nicholson, a Camas High School senior, has been named a recipient of a NASSP/Herff Jones Principal's Leadership Award Scholarship (PLA), co-sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and Herff Jones, Inc. One hundred national state PLA winners were chosen from among more than 3,000 applications. Each winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.

To quote Principal Steve Marshall "There are many students who succeed academically, but shy away from taking the time, or risk, to get involved and challenge themselves in areas outside of scholastics.  Lisa takes on all challenges and stretches herself as a student, citizen, and leader."

Participating high school principals from across the country could nominate one senior high student to compete in this year's program. Winners were selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations and clubs; achievements in the arts and sciences; employment experience; and academic record. They also were required to write an essay.

While at Camas High School, Lisa has held leadership positions in several clubs, been a state participant in tennis, performed weekly community service hours, and served as one of only 11 International Trustees for Key Club International, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

"The qualities recognized by the PLA scholarship and demonstrated by Lisa Nicholson have never been more important than now. Academic excellence represents an aspiration for all students, leadership exemplifies an essential skill to possess in the 21st century, and service to others symbolizes the spirit of America. Students like Lisa stand out to bravely face the  challenges of today and lead us to a better tomorrow," said Gerald Tirozzi, executive director, NASSP. "We warmly thank our partner, Herff Jones, without which this program would not be possible."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Change in Immunization Exemption Law

The 2011 Washington State Legislature passed a law that changes the process for obtaining an immunization exemption. Beginning July 22, 2011, the new law says that if a parent/guardian wants to exempt their child from school or child care immunization requirements, they must first talk with a licensed health care provider about the benefits and risks of vaccinations. The provider will sign the Certificate of Exemption form for parents to submit to the school in order to exempt their child. Instead of signing the form, providers may choose to write and sign a letter verifying the same information.

Parents or guardians who demonstrate membership in a church or religious body that does not believe in medical treatment do not have to have a health care provider sign the exemption form.

See Washington State Department of Health “Vaccines Requires for School/Child Care and 2011 Immunization Exemption Law” for additional information.

Last Day of School Bus Schedule

The last day of school this year is Wednesday, June 22. It is a very short day--the following outlines the bus departure schedule:

9:15 a.m.     Hayes Freedom
9:30 a.m.     Camas High
9:50 a.m.     Liberty and Skyridge
11:00 a.m.   Elementary Schools