Jan 23

Magnet Blazers Night Scheduled

The CHS MST Magnet is heading over to Portland on Wednesday, 03/11, to watch the Blazers take on Houston.  We have a block of 30 seats. The fee is $32, which covers the cost of the ticket and our transportation to and from.  We’d leave CHS about 4:45 and return that evening to CHS between 10:30 – 10:45.

The CHS ASB office will begin accepting payment for the outing on Tuesday, 02/03.  Cash or checks payable to CHS.  Sales finalize by 02/13 or whenever tickets run out.  Depending on interest, we could possibly add more, up to 50 total. You also have the option starting 02/03 of paying for this online with credit card (3.5% service fee):  https://wa-camas.intouchreceipting.com/

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Jan 22

Violin Concert to Feature Magnet Senior Teng

Magnet Senior “Yun Teng, 17, will play as a guest soloist in the Willamette Falls Symphony’s concert Sunday in Oregon City, Ore. He will play his 350-year-old violin with the Oregon City-based orchestra during the performance of Jean Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto.” Teng has played with the Portland Youth String Ensemble and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. The Willamette Falls Symphony is a nonprofit community orchestra sponsored in part by Oregon City Community Schools. The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. End Road, Oregon City. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Admission is free for children younger than 12.” Columbian

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Jan 22

CHS Math Club American Math Competition

The CHS Math club will be hosting the American Math Competition test/s for this year. The tests given will be the AMC 10a on February 3, the AMC 10b on February 25 and the AMC 12b on February 25. Both AMC 10 tests are of same difficulty and the AMC 12 is harder. Freshmen and sophomores can take the AMC 10 and 12 level tests while juniors and seniors can only take the AMC 12. The students won’t have to pay for the tests and anyone from any math class can join as the tests focus mainly on problem solving skills rather than raw knowledge. There is no penalty for doing poorly on the tests and if someone does well, they can use this as a resume builder. People who excel have the chance of being invited to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination later in the year. Please ask Jason Kim (jason.kim117@gmail.com) for more information and visit:  http://www.maa.org/math-competitions

Jan 21

Mr. Pathak Goes to Washington

Magnet Senior Reesab Pathak was named yesterday as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015.  Mr. Pathak conducted an internship over the last year and a half at OHSU where he worked on a research team to better understand HIV.  His work there, including a recent co-author credit in a study published in the December 2014 Journal of Immunology:  Universal, MHC-E restricted killer T cell responses: Identification of a novel immune response against HIV was the basis for his selection as a finalist.  Congratulations, Reese!

For a closer description of the trip he will take to Washington D.C., in March, which includes a meeting with President Obama at The White House, see information below from the Intel STS Website & Press Release:

“On January 21, 40 high school seniors were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 5-11, where they will undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $1,012,500 in awards, including the three top awards of $150,000 each. These finalists were chosen from the select pool of 300 high school seniors named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 on January 7.”

“The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.”Intel STS Website & Press Release

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Jan 18

Magnet Knowledge Bowlers Continue Streak

The Camas High School Knowledge Bowl team is blessed with an abundance of talent.  Of particular merit this season, however, has been one of our Junior Varsity teams that is currently ranked 1st out of 42 JV teams in the Region. JV#4, comprised of Magnet sophomores and one Magnet freshmen, posted the highest score of any team, JV or Varsity, an impressive 101, at the Wednesday, January 13th meet at Union High School.  Roll on, Papermakers and Magnetos!

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