Seniors planning on attending college and applying for scholarships and financial aid for the fall of 2014 must submit the FAFSA form. In order to fill out the FAFSA, students and one parent/guardian must each request individual pin numbers that will serve as an electronic tracking system and signature. A pin request can be made at www.pin.ed.edu. It takes approximately 24-48 hours to receive a confirmation of your pin request. Then between January 1-31, even if family taxes have not been submitted, the FAFSA form can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once taxes are submitted to the IRS, then a FAFSA correction must be made at the same website.
The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (SEF) finals were held last Saturday, March 31. There were 540 projects entered in this year’s State SEF. Camas School District had one project from Dorothy Fox and 15 projects from Camas High School. 9 parents accompanied their students to the fair. One parent, new to SEF, summed up her experience by saying: “This feels like a ‘Big Bang’ convention. It is so refreshing to hear this techno-nerdy humor from all of these kids. I am so happy mine is here and I wish more parents would bring theirs”.
Emily Sheppard, fifth grader from Lee Ellen Lawrence’s classroom at Dorothy Fox, placed first in category with her project “Elevation and Temperature”.
CHS also had a good showing with 7 firsts in category, 3 seconds, 4 thirds, and 8 special awards. Only one high school had more projects winning awards than CHS. Below is the CHS projects listing:
Listing (place, entry#, name, short title, special awards:
2nd EV 261 Camas Caroline Kealoha Lacamas Lake; Fixing Soil to Grow Brassica rapa, NASA Space Grant; and Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
2nd BI 274 Camas Meghal Sheth Design and Analysis of Synthetic Peptide Based Protease Inhibitors,
** PH 262 Camas Yushuan Peng Musical Instrument Design
1st BE 258 Camas Jonathan Liao Boys vs Girls in Active and Passive Learning,
3rd BE 251 Camas Rachel Fadlovich, Camille Ritter Learning the Kids Way, Outstanding Statistical Thinking Award
1st CS 248 Camas Noah Encke Utilizing a Cross-Platform Mobile Software Engine to Develop an Application for a Client Company
2nd ME 263 Camas Joanna Liao Improving the Process, Parkinsons Patient Registry
1st EM 275 Camas Sophie Shoemaker A Recycled Aquaponic System-The Agriculture3 of the Future, Stockholm Water Prize
1st EN 250 Camas Kyle Binder and Shicon Wen Affects of Motor Oil on Pisum Stavia,
1st CB 286 Camas Reesab Pathak Design of Novel Pro-Protein Convertase Inhibitors; Wolfram Mathematica Award, Ohio Wesylyan Scholarship (20,000/yr, renewable), WSU College of Arts and Sciences, scholarhip (2,500/yr renewable); Best of Show finalist
1st EM – 257 Camas Elizabeth Nickerson Cleaning up an oil spill using ferrofluids in different proportions, NASA Space Grant
3 EM – 253 Camas Jackson Merle Ferrofluid application in fresh and salt water oil spills
1st BE – 249 Camas Aaron Deml Exploring environmental teaching options
3rd ET – 256 Camas Jonathan Ho Compost to Electricity
3rd EE – 259 Camas Lily Hsu and Philip Barlas Wafer Failure Analysis and Stage Design Improvement
Here are our freshmen working on their turkey constructions in geometry. Most turkeys have an ominous fate over Thanksgiving break, but hopefully these turkeys will be coming to life with some creative coloring and design.
Sophomore Magnet students worked to interpret scenes from Julius Caesar and update it with a new theme while retaining basic plot and tone. In the process they learned about storyboarding, screen play writing, and working with a team to make/edit a video: Bill and Ted’s Gotham Problem / Inception Caesar , High School Musical Caesar, and Hunger Games Caesar.
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