Tag: college and career

Top Economists Recognize the Value of Humanities

We are often asked why we include English as a core component in our MST Magnet curricula at the freshman and sophomore level. Simply put, these courses are the backdrop and context for the work we do on essential soft skills that allow students to practice learning how to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and develop …

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DECA Girls Represent Publishes Schedule

Interested in learning about a new career, helping close the gender gap in the workforce, and getting some free snacks during lunch? Bring your lunch and a friend to the Girls Represent Lunchbox Talks! The DECA Girls Represent campaign aims to encourage girls to pursue careers lacking female representation. These Lunchbox Talks are a series …

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Four CHS/MST seniors named National Merit Finalists!

We are proud of these CHS Papermakers! Congratulations goes out to Angela Xu, Abigail Jiang, Maia Kawamura, and Monica Chang (left to right), who have been recognized as National Merit Semi-finalists based on their PSAT scores from last year. Way to go, Magnetos! The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships …

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Gabe Speaks: CHS/MST Sr. Reflects on Fly-in Visits at Four Major Universities

CHS/MST senior Gabe Mukobi wasn’t quite sure where he wanted to go to college, so he took advantage of a little known program that many universities support called pre-admission fly-in. The basic idea of these programs is that, “One of the most important factors in deciding if a college is right for you is whether …

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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.

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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 …

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MST Students Chang & Leetham Earn Perfect 36 on ACT

CHS / MST Magnet students Monica Chang (junior) and Lindsey Leetham (senior) have accomplished the rare feat of earning a perfect ACT score of 36. Wow! How rare, you ask? “On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score, according to the organization. In the U.S. …

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Which Financial Aid Package to Accept?

Making decisions about which college offer and financial aid package to accept can incite feelings of panic and confusion. To aid with both decisions, the college acceptance and the financial aid piece, the US Department of Education has some suggestions for both students and parents to consider. https://blog.ed.gov/2016/04/4-steps-understanding-comparing-financial-aid-offers/ https://blog.ed.gov/2015/08/7-options-to-consider-if-you-didnt-receive-enough-financial-aid/ Contact Mrs. Liebe with questions.

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College Admissions and the “GPA Game”

Sophomore Magnet English students had a wonderful visit today from our esteemed Magnet counselor Mrs. Liebe. She walked us through an activity called “The GPA Game”, where students assume an identity and move up and down the ladder of admissions based on their fictional profile’s characteristics: GPA, extracurricular involvement, family connections, work history, etc. It …

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CHS Girls in STEM

On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, CHS and the Magnet program hosted the Camas Girls in STEM Conference for middle school girls. We had over 45 female professionals in the STEM field who helped to make this event happen, along with 31 of our high school girls who devoted their Saturday to encourage young women to …

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