Camas Sch. Dist.
Camas School District refinances bonds - 02/10/15
Camas School District has refinanced its callable 2007 bonds in order to take advantage of lower interest rates. The recent refinancing will save the District's taxpayers a total of over $4.79 million during the next 12 years. Superintendent Nerland emphasized that these savings flow directly to taxpayers through reduced tax levies and are not available for District expenses. "This is a direct savings to our community members in the form of taxes they expected, but will not have to pay," Nerland said.
The Camas School Board accomplished these savings by approving the issuance of $54,855,000 in refunding bonds on February 4, 2015. The District has been monitoring bond market conditions, and recent low interest rates allowed the District to exceed its savings target. Interest rates averaged 1.97% on the new bonds compared to 4.69% on the old debt.
National Letter of Intent Signing - 01/30/15
Camas High School will be honoring several Papermakers as they sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Commons at Camas High School. You are welcome to attend the event. The following student-athletes will be signing:
TANNER ALDRIDGE will be playing football as a Raider at Southern Oregon University. He plans on studying Criminal Justice as a major. Tanner is a three-year varsity letterman in football and earned the Camas football 2014 most improved player award his senior year. Tanner has been an anchor of the offensive line helping guide the Papermakers to league championships and deep state playoff runs over the past three seasons. In 2013 Tanner was recognized by the Camas High School Staff for the prestigious Pride Inside Award for his work in the classroom but also as a positive member of the school community.
NICOLE CORBETT has already signed to play basketball for the Vikings of Western Washington on a full athletic scholarship. Nicole has a very impressive resume as a Papermaker as she has earned three letters in both swim and basketball and will earn her fourth letter in track and field this spring. She has contributed to swim teams winning district championships, basketball programs finishing on top of the league and was a very important part to the 2014 Girls Track and Field team second-place state finish. She has received Greater St. Helens League all-conference honors in basketball and track and field during her Sophomore and Junior years, and is on pace to repeat those honors as a Senior. Nicole holds the Camas High School record in discus throw and earned a WIAA state champion runner-up finish last year as a junior. Nicole is equally as impressive in the classroom as she has been recognized with the scholar athlete award in three sports and has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA at Camas High School. Nicole is now involved with the running start program at Clark College as she works to jumpstart her post high school academic studies and has amassed a 3.7 GPA while in attendance. Nicole will be a Science major with a focus in Veterinary Medicine.
ISAIAH EPHRAIM will be signing today to play football and run Track and Field for Eastern Oregon University. Isaiah was a three-year letterman in football and a will leave Camas High School as a four-year letterman in Track and Field. Isaiah has been recognized as second team Greater St. Helens League kick returner, and has been awarded Camas High School outstanding hurdler award. Isaiah was awarded Camas High School Pride Inside Award his sophomore year and carries a 3.0 GPA. Isaiah will be pursuing a career in education as a Mountaineer.
VICTORIA ONEILL will be driving down the I-205 to continue her softball career at Clackamas Community College on a full tuition scholarship. Victoria was an important piece of the 2013 Papermaker softball team as a sophomore that reached the state championship game; she received 2nd team Greater St. Helens League honors as an outfielder. During her junior year, Victoria moved her skills to the shortstop position where she again received 2nd team Greater St. Helens League honors. She was also voted Camas High School offensive player of the year during the 2014 campaign. Victoria is a true student-athlete as she has shown success in the classroom as well carrying a 3.6 GPA. Victoria will be studying criminal justice.
MCKINLEY LEFORE has already signed with University of Oregon to play with the Ducks Baseball program. McKinley will finish his Papermaker career awarded three letters for baseball and has been recognized in 2014 as a 1st team GSHL all-league athlete and on the 2014 1st team all-region athlete. McKinley is equally impressive in the classroom earning a 3.9 GPA in advanced classes; he has been recognized in 2013 and 2014 with the GSHL League Academic Achievement Award.
ALISSA PUDLITZKE will be taking her talent to compete at Boise State University in cross country and the Broncos indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Alissa has been awarded an athletic scholarship combined with an academic scholarship that will cover full tuition and books. While at Boise State, Alissa will be studying Human Biology and entering the field of Nursing. Alissa has lettered all four years in Papermaker Cross Country helping the program reach incredible accomplishments which includes three Washington State titles, three Northwest regional titles and an impressive two top 15 National finishes. She will also be receiving her fourth letter in Camas Track and Field this coming spring. Alissa has a long list of individual accomplishments achieved while wearing the Red and Black Papermaker colors that include: Freshman year - 6th place state finish in the 3200 meter race, Sophomore year - 5th place state cross country finish, 4th place state finish in the 3200 meter race, Junior year - 6th place state cross country finish, 6th place state finish in the 3200 meter race along with a 10th place state finish in the 1600 meter race, Senior year - 5th place state cross country finish. Alissa has accumulated a 3.6 GPA and has been a three-year member of National Honor Society, a four-time cross country scholar athlete and soon to be four-time track and field scholar athlete. In 2013, Alissa was also honored as the Rotary Club student of the month.
KATIE SCHROEDER will be traveling to Utah on a full athletic scholarship as a new member of the Women's' Softball Team at Utah State University where she also hopes to pursue exercise sciences. Katie will be a four-year letterman in fast pitch softball, along with three years of lettering in swimming and one year with the new slow pitch softball program. Katie has been an integral part of the successful Papermaker softball program that includes 3 district championships and a trip to the state championship game in 2013. In 2012 Katie was voted defensive player of the year and received All-League Pitcher honors. Katie carries a 3.8 GPA and has been noticed as scholar athlete in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
JAMES PRICE will become a Cowboy as he joins the University of Wyoming Football Team this fall on a full athletic scholarship. While in Laramie, he plans to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. James is a four-year letterman in football, and a two-year letterman in basketball. He played an important role in helping his teams make it to two WIAA State Semifinal games and one WIAA state championship game. As a junior, James earned 2nd team Greater St. Helens League honors as a wide receiver. During his senior football season, James amassed many awards which included Southwest Washington player of the week twice, Greater St. Helens League 1st team defensive back, Greater St. Helens League offensive player of the year, All Region player of the year and 1st team All-State wide receiver. James was just recognized this month by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as the top back for the Clark County Chapter. James is involved in leadership opportunities and has been awarded the WIAA scholar athlete award four times along with Camas High School academic excellence award while maintaining a 3.6 GPA.
BRETT BALL will be traveling north to Bellevue College to play golf for the Bulldogs. Brett is a three-year letterman and has been part of three league championship Papermaker teams. Brett is a two-time WIAA state tournament qualifier and finished third at the 2014 GSHL 4A district tournament scoring a 74 and a 73 over two rounds. Brett is a four-time scholar athlete award winner and carries a 3.38 GPA in the classroom.