Judges Needed

Posted: April 18, 2017

Here at Camas High School we are preparing for our annual Senior Board Presentations and looking for volunteers to sit on the panel of judges. This is a great opportunity to see the culmination of our seniors’ efforts and the significant work they invested in their senior projects over the course of this school year.

The intent of our Senior Project is for students to explore an authentic learning opportunity of their interest that reinforces their K–12 academic experience while leading to their individual growth as an active citizen preparing to enter our wider community. This experience is a tradition for all CHS Seniors and one that allows them to demonstrate many facets of their learning, growth, interests and unique style.  Students have a chance to showcase their leadership, learning, passions, decisions, and hopes for their future. This year projects bring a wide variety and include examples like job-shadowing at an advertising agency, interning at OHSU, creating a musical, and apprenticing as an electrician. This culminating event is an inspiring opportunity to witness.

The role of panel judges in this process is critical as you are helping to evaluate a student’s readiness and provide feedback that helps them grow. As community members you bring an important lens to this process and can offer our students important insight. Panel judges are provided a list of standard questions and an evaluation sheet for each student and encouraged to note comments and ask specific questions related to the presentation. Each presentation is between 8–10 minutes and each session of presentations runs for approximately three hours.  We will hold three sessions on June 6, 7, and 8 from 7:30–10:15 AM and Saturday, June 10, from 8:00–11:00 AM. You are invited to participate in one, two, or all sessions/days. Training for volunteers will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 10 AM and 2 PM in the CHS Library.

We know this is a big commitment on your part, and we value your time. Thank you in advance for your willingness to engage with, and support, our students.  If it fits your interest and schedule, please sign up to join us as soon as you are able so that we can get schedules set. Click on the link below to join us!

Senior Board Panel 2017 SignUp

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amira Onuoha at amira.walcott@camas.wednet.edu or Stephanie McGinty at stephanie.mcginty@camas.wednet.edu