Camas gymnasts rise to second at state

The Camas High School gymnastics team stands on the podium in second place at the 4A state meet Friday, at the Tacoma Dome. 
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Posted: February 22, 2017

You never get the second chance to make a first impression. The Camas High School gymnasts seized the opportunity and climbed all the way to up to second place in the 4A state team competition at the Tacoma Dome Friday. The Papermakers collected 175.425 points to rise above Bothell and Emerald Ridge. Woodinville won the…
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Kim, Utas, Camas team all capture 4A state swim titles

Mark Kim waves to the crowd as he stands with the other members of Camas’ 200 free relay team — Eric Wu, Jaden Kim and Tom Utas — that won a state championship on Saturday. (Meg Wochnick/The Columbian)

Posted: February 20, 2017

FEDERAL WAY — Fatigue wasn’t stopping Mark Kim. Sure, the Camas High swimmer was a bit gassed after successfully defending his Class 4A 500 freestyle state title Saturday, but gutting it out is part of swimming when you’re in back-to-back events. “You swim to bring out the best in ourselves,” Kim said. “Ultimately, you have…
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Local trio on top of state wrestling

Camas' Dylan Ingram lets out a yell after defeating Tahoma's Dagen Kramer in their 4A 220-pound state title on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Patrick Hagerty/for The Columbian)

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TACOMA — Three different wrestlers. Three different schools. Three different physiques. They now have one thing in common — state champion. Ethan Rotondo, James Rogers and Dylan Ingram spanned the spectrum of the wrestlers at the Mat Classic state championships Saturday. The three Clark County wrestlers reached where every competitor at the Tacoma Dome wanted…
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Students Come Together for Acceptance Week

Freshman Odessa Thompson, 15, gets a henna tattoo from senior Hana Rabbani, 17, the vice-president of the Muslim Student Association, during Acceptance Week at Camas High School, in which four student organizations teamed up to create a week of educational events. (Photos by Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

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CAMAS — Brenton Riddle wants students from all backgrounds to feel welcome at Camas High School, and he thinks the way to accomplish that is through awareness. “Awareness is the first step to acceptance,” said the Camas High School senior. “You can’t accept something you don’t know is there.” That’s a big reason why Riddle,…
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CSD Celebrates Black History Month

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Posted: February 17, 2017

In the United States, February is Black History Month, also called National African American History Month. In Camas School District, it is a special time to reflect upon the struggles, achievements, and legacy of the African Americans and black Americans who have come before us. Today, our students live in a world filled with powerful…
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Camas, Washougal school levies are passing

Posted: February 15, 2017

Local option levies are passing as of Tuesday evening. According to the Clark County Elections Division, the Washougal School District’s maintenance and operations levy is passing 61 to 39 percent, and its technology levy is passing 62 to 38 percent. The Camas School District’s M & O levy is passing 66 to 34 percent, and…
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Gymnastics team heads to state for the first time

Alexa Dietz captured the 4A district gymnastics all-around championship for Camas Saturday, at Battle Ground High School. (Dan Trujillo/Post-Record)

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A Camas gymnast won each event at the district meet, but getting every girl on the team to the state meet for the first time in school history was the ultimate dream come true. “We worked so hard for this, and our hard work paid off,” said team captain Emily Karkanen. “I’m just so proud…
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CHS Science Olympics Triumphant at Cal Berkeley

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Posted: February 14, 2017

Students from CHS (and many from the MST Magnet) traveled this past weekend down to Cal Berkeley to participate in the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational, which is led by previous S.O. national medalists and students from Stanford and Cal Berkeley, including our very own Jon Bartlett (CHS/MST ’15), currently studying bio-engineering at Stanford (’19). The…
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Camas school board position filled by longtime resident

Posted: February 12, 2017

CAMAS — Camas High School graduate Tracey Malone is the newest member of the Camas school board after she was appointed to the District 5 position at Thursday’s meeting. Malone has two children in the district and is vice president and partner at Halbert Construction Services. She graduated from Clark College and serves on the Cascadia…
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Camas students chosen to attend U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

Camas High School juniors Katie Blair, left, and Tiara Naidu were picked as two of 40 teen delegates from around the country to attend the U.N.'s 61st Commission on the Status of Women, earning them a trip to New York next month. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)

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CAMAS — Tiara Naidu and Katie Blair feel like their Camas High School classmates are getting more aware of social issues around the world. “It’s on their timelines; they can’t not see it,” said Naidu, 16. “They’re gaining more of a consciousness about it.” The two also see it at weekly International Human Rights Club meetings,…
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