For only the second time in Washington Science Olympiad history, a school qualified two teams for the State Science Olympiad competition on April 16th. That school? Camas High School. How did they do it? Read on….below are the results from regional competition:
Jake Hsu – 5 events 5 medals – 1, 1, 2, 3, 4; Marcus Bintz – 6 events 5 medals – 1, 1, 2, 3, 3; Rachel Fadlovich 4 events 4 medals – 2,2,3,3; Eugene Hsu – 4 events 4 medals – 1,2,3,3; Tim Grote – 5 events 4 medals – 1,3,3,4; Rebecca Hamilton – 2,3,4; Elliot Shoemaker – 2,3,3; Evan Roche – 1,1,3; Brie Ilarde – 1,2,4; Sam Nicacio – 3,3,4; Noah Wachlin – 1,2,3; Joanna Liao – 1,3,4; Jonathan Ho – 3,4,4; Reesab Pathek – 1,4,4; Sophie Shoemaker – 1,1,3; Tim Liu – 1,3,4; Cierra LeBlanc – 1,1; Yun Teng – 1,2; Katelynne Jones – 1,3; Jon Bartlett – 1,4; Jeehoon Jung – 1,2; Triton Pitassi – 2,3; Ryan Lim – 2,2; Isabel Lee – 2; Edie Myers-Powers – 1; Jonathan Liao – 3; Camille Ritter – 3; Tessa Rinnen – 3; Eric Kuhta – 3; Vaughn Okerlund – 3
Other team members who contributed to team success were: Shicon Wen; Yushuan Peng; Wynston Hsu; Allan Huang; Erica Lee; Logan Brooks; Maddie Stevenson; Jason Nute; Kevin Hsu; Meghal Sheth; Conor Daniels.
Dave Johnson, CHS DECA Advisor, has led another record-breaking year. But he does not take all of the leadership credit. According to Johnson, “Our officer team of Ben Hagen, Brandon Vega, Kassidi Sorensen, Shiraz Batroukh, Andrea DiGenova, Honor Stevenson, and Ashley Atkins have been vital to the competitive success of our chapter this year.” Below is Dave’s summary of his program’s state success:
We took 70 students to the DECA State Career Development Conference this year, and the students performed very well overall. Camas had 17 students qualify to compete April 27-May 2 at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each event contained approximately 60 students/or student teams from around the state; the top six in each category qualified to continue on. Here is a rundown on the qualifiers:
Jake Hsu-3rd place Accounting Services; Vanessa Serrano-6th place Food Marketing; Autumn Wood-5th place Food Marketing; Brandon Vega-2nd place Human Resources; Megan Napier-4th place Sports/Entertainment Marketing; Honor Stevenson-2nd place Sports/Entertainment Marketing; Ben Hagen/Scott Feather-1st place Sports/Entertainment Team Event; and Curtis Little/Marc Crinon-4th place Sports/Entertainment Promotion Plan.
The following written projects (15-30 page research projects) qualified for the International Conference as well:
Sierra Brown-5th place Business Operations Research; Austin Barr/Jared Smith-5th place Buying Merchandising Operations Research; Aksa Manzer/Vanessa Serrano-6th place Creative Marketing Project; Shiraz Batroukh/Honor Stevenson-2nd place Financial Literacy Project; Nick Napier/Jake Hsu-6th place International Business Plan; and Andrew Peterson-3rd place International Business Plan
Also, the following students received individual awards at State:
Jake Scott/Alastair Graham-Business Law & Ethics; Ollie Stanchfield-Apparel/Accessories Marketing; and Annika Bales-Hotel Lodging Management.
When Ron Wright is not setting up internships with local high-tech companies and leading our Science Olympiad students, he is preparing students to compete local and state Science and Engineering Fairs. Here is Ron’s report from the Southwest Washington event:
We took 8 projects to the Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair this past Saturday. Our students were outstanding. Here is how they placed: 1st in category: Meghal Sheth: “Design and analysis of synthetic peptide based Based Protein Inhibitors”; 2nd in Category: Jon Bartlett: “Designing binding Interfaces for Protein-Protein Interactions”; 1st in Category: Noah Encke: “Using a cross-platform engine to develop an application for a client company” This project also earned the Intel Computer Science Award for best programming project; 1st in Category: “Kyle Binder and Shicon Wen: “Effects of Motor oil on Pisum Sativum”; 1st in Category: Sophie Shoemaker: “A recycled Aguaponic System: The Agriculture of the Future”; Air Force Research Award: Natalie Janson: “Printer Quality”; and The Intel Computer Science Award (and accompanying $200 honorarium): Noah Encke.
Rachel Fadlovich: “Learning the kids way” and Jonathan Liao: “Boys -v- Girls in Active -vs- Passive Learning” also competed.
Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl team of Marcus Bintz, Evan Roche, Vaughn Okerlund, Noah Wachlin, Tim Grote, and Griffin King. This team of academic all-stars have earned the right to represent CHS at State Knowledge Bowl.
Here is the Regional summary from Coach Dale Croswell: Our other teams did well also. Here is a quick summary: Out of the 12 varsity 3A teams in our region, our 4 varsity teams finished 2nd (on to state), 5th (Camas #3), 6th (Camas #2), and 7th (Camas #4) places at the regional meet.
Also, out of the 39 JV teams in our region, the top 9 are invited to compete in the JV tourney, also yesterday. Our 2 JV teams finished 4th (Camas #1) and 9th (Camas #2).
If being proud of her students were a crime Mock Trial Coach Jackie Hofer would be found guilty. Hofer was ecstatic to report that the Papermaker Legal Eagles were in finest form at District Mock Trial. That is no exaggeration. For the first time in SW Washington history, two teams from the same school advanced to State Mock Trial. That school? Camas High School.
Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding performances:
Alistair Graham and Eden Pollock tied for Best Witness;
Sarah Rabanni and Deborah Lubanga tied for Best Attorney;
James Marsh and Hannah Tweet for Exceptional Leadership as Team Captains.
The CHS Boys Swimmers took a dive…and actually won the 3A District Swim Championship. When the water settled, the team scores were Camas 409, Mt. View 248, Columbia River 230 points. Individual results were as follows: Camas 200 Medley relay finished 2nd 1:41.00 and qualified for State, Seth Albert qualified for State by placing 2nd in the 200 free 1:57.17 Max Urbanek finished 3rd and Nick Panebianco was 4th. Kasey Calwell finished 2nd in the 200 IM 2:01.77, Lucas Ulmer finished 3rd in the 200 In 2:02.95 both are qualified for State, Ian Ulmer finished 5th in the 200 IM. In the 50 free Nick Kabel was first in a time of 22.32, John Utas was 3rd, and Jake Yraceburu was 6th. All 3 qualified for State. In the 100 fly Nick Kabel finished 3rd and qualified for State in 55.67, Trent Harimoto was 4th and Xiangyang Yan was 6th. In the 100 free John Utas finished 5th and Alistair Graham finished 6th.In the 500 free MaxUrbanek & Nick Panebianco finished 5th and 6th. Camas won the 200 free relay with a state qualifying time of 1:32.02. In the 100 backstroke Lucas Ulmer finished 3rd in a state qualifying time of 56.16 and Nick Langer was 5th. In the 100 Breast Camas finished 1, 2, 3, & 4. Jake Yraceburu won the 100 breast 1:01.20, Kasey Calwell 1:02.01, Ian Ulmer 1:06.35 and Joey Wunderlinch 1:10.02. Camas finished in 2nd place in the 400 free relay.
The Papershakers got their swagger back in 2012.
On March 24, the 17 Camas High School dancers will showcase their hip-hop and jazz routines at the state dance and drill competition inside the Yakima Sun Dome. Several Papershakers will also perform in the drill down event.
Photo: Dan Trujilo
CHS wrestlers took to the mat at Regional Wrestling and finished 10th out of a field of 20 teams. Four wrestlers advanced to the State Wrestling Tournament in the Tacoma Dome: Tyler Weiss, who finished 2nd, Marcus Hartman 3rd, Vince Huber 4th, and Bryant Elliott 5th. In the girls tournament, Taryn Lommasson made the finals and finished 2nd. Great job wrestlers!
Congratulations to Senior Vanessa Serrano who finished atop the ESD 112 Southwest Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud recitation contest yesterday, beating out competitors from a dozen other high schools! By virtue of her win, Vanessa moves onto state competition in Tacoma on March 10, where she is in the running for major scholarship money and a trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Poetry Out Loud finals. Serrano won the regional competition as a sophomore. Great job, Vanessa!
The best part about being on the sidelines is watching the teams and the athletes you cover accomplish some pretty amazing things.
You get to ask them questions, tap into their emitions and share their stories.
From the time they arrive on varsity as freshmen, sophomores and juniors, to their final go around as seniors, you grow to respect these athletes for all the hard work they put into their sport for their teammates, coaches, school, family, friends and community.
As eight Camas High School seniors sat at the table in front of the packed North Commons area on campus for National College Signing Day Wednesday, Athletic Director Terry Cavender chose the perfect statement to describe these Papermakers.
Photo by Dan Trujillo