Dec 07

Magnet Sophomore Jaden Kim Honored by Local VFW Post

Magnet sophomore Jaden Kim debated the effort to reward ratio when he considered the extra credit writing assignment Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contest.  In the end, Mr. Kim decided it was worth it. Little did he know when he submitted his essay that (besides getting the opportunity to reflect deeply on the role of our veterans past and future) his efforts would also earn him a $250 dollar honorarium for his 3rd place essay based on the following prompt: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.  Based on his placing in this contest, he now advances to the district level of competition. A special thanks to all of the VFW members at post 4278 for this opportunity. And thank you for your service.

Dec 01

Girls Represent TED Talk Night

Camas Girls Represent hosts TED Talk Night in the CHS Library from 6-7:30pm on Thursday, December 7th. All middle school and high school students, parents, and staff are invited to hear five female speakers, including a local politician and a former professional football player, give inspiring talks on their experiences in male-dominated occupations.

Nov 16

MST Students Visit with Astronaut/CHS Grad Barratt

On Thursday, November 16th, about 50 CHS/MST students had the opportunity to hear astronaut and CHS class of 77 grad Dr. Michael Barratt speak to regional MST students at an event hosted by Washington State University Vancouver. Barratt wowed the audience with insights about the path he took to get, quite literally, into space!

Here are some of the paraphrased quotes gleaned from Dr. Barratt’s talk:

  • Hard work is more important than being a genius…out of nearly 50 astronauts he was referring to, he called two of them geniuses…the rest are hard-working folks who love to learn and are adaptable to adverse and varying environments.
  • The international teamwork that started in the early 90’s and has continued to present day in space…it’s very cool.
  • Some students ask, “When/where will I ever use this?”, but he says that’s the wrong question.  He encouraged students to learn as much as they possibly can and then ask/answer, “How can I use this?”
  • Follow your interests…don’t focus on a certain destination.

Thank you for inspiring us, Dr. Barratt. Roll ‘Makers!

Nov 14

MST APES Explore “Fact or Fiction”

Mrs. Dean’s freshmen AP Environmental Science (APES) students recently participated in an activity called fact or fiction. They used evidence and reasoning to support or reject claims on the topics of evolution, biodiversity, and other environmental occurrences. Nice work, MST APES!

Nov 11

Thank You, Veterans!

Thank you for your service, veterans! Shout out to our CHS/MST grads in the service:

US Army: Camille R (14), Nathan C. (17)
US Navy: PJ B. (12), Noah W. (13)
US Air Force: Jimmy C. (12), Jeffrey F. (17)

See where they and our other graduates have studied here: MST Graduate College Map

Nov 11

CHS/MST Grad Kim Fall Visit

CHS/MST grad (’17) Jason Kim in the house! Jason is studying at Princeton this fall. Thank you for stopping by, Jason!

Oct 31

CHS/MST Jr. Monica Chang Wins Bioscience Showcase

CHS/MST Magnet junior Monica Chang competed Monday, 10/30/17, in the Oregon Bioscience Association Showcase Fast Pitch competition. She won the event out of the ten finalists! Check out the video where she has two minutes to “pitch” the work she’s done in conjunction with the Sorg Lab at WSU-V to more than 200 bioscience professionals attending the Oregon Bioscience Showcase at the OMSI Empirical Theater. Read more about her experience at the Camas-Washougal Post Record:

Oct 27

Spirit Friday at CHS

It’s Homecoming week at CHS. We started off Spirit Friday with one of our Friday breakfasts. Thank you to the MST parents and students for hosting another round of fellowship for the staff and students. Much appreciated. Roll, Makers!

Oct 24

MST Junior Chang Chosen as Finalist in Bioscience Showcase

CHS/MST junior Monica Chang was recently named one of ten finalists in the Oregon Bioscience Showcase Research Fast Pitch! “With just three minutes each, ten high school and academic researchers will compete, presenting their projects to the 200+ bioscience professionals in the audience. This is their unique opportunity to discuss their emerging research and its impact in the local and global bioscience ecosystem. Attendees at the Oregon Bioscience Showcase will hear from Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) as she launches the high-profile event with opening remarks and welcomes the next generation of researchers and start-up companies. The Oregon Bioscience Showcase 2017 will take place on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in OMSI’s Empirical Theater.”  Congratulations, Monica!  Good luck!  

Oct 18

DECA Girls Represent Speaker Series

“The DECA Girls Represent campaign aims to encourage girls to pursue careers that usually lack female representation. The Speaker Series delivers unique insight for girls by hosting informative and inspiring talks from female professionals in underrepresented fields. These talks will take place in the library on the following days: 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/29, and 12/14.

We’re delighted to welcome our first speaker on October 26th, Dr. Joan Marie Hunter!

Dr. Hunter was born and raised outside of New Orleans, and completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2008. She moved to the northwest for her Internal Medicine residency at OHSU and has lived in Portland since. Dr. Hunter has worked as a hospitalist for the Vancouver Clinic at PeaceHealth Southwest for the past three years, and is currently the Hospitalists Department Co-Chair. Her medical interests include women’s health and preventative medicine. Away from work, Dr. Hunter enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her 3-year-old son and 8-month old daughter.”


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