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Camas Athletic Director earns national certification (Photo) - 05/28/15
The Camas School District is pleased to announce that Rory Oster, Athletic Director at Camas School District, has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Rory has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

Rory is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

"Congratulations to Rory on this tremendous achievement. The amount of additional time and work he dedicated to this certification shows his commitment to providing a quality, safe, and vibrant athletic program for all of our student-athletes," commented Superintendent Mike Nerland.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 9,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.
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District recognized for efficiencies - 05/26/15
Camas School District will be recognized for innovative programs, renewable energy technologies, and energy master planning at the US Department of Energy Better Building Challenge Summit this month in Washington DC.

District Operations Coordinator Heidi Burkart has been invited to moderate a discussion panel at the summit and will represent the school district at a Partner Recognition event on the White House campus. This event will highlight leadership and the outstanding work all Better Building Challenge partners are doing to advance greater energy efficiency.

Camas School District will be celebrating the accomplishments and energy savings documented during the challenge. Among those accomplishments are a 19-20% energy savings at Lacamas Heights Elementary and Zellerbach Administration Center netting more than $20,000 in cost savings. All ten schools in Camas are Energy Star Certified.
More than 800 partners and stakeholders are expected to attend and learn from one another's successes at the Summit.

What is the Better Building Challenge?
Leading CEOs and executives of U.S. companies, universities, school districts, multifamily organizations, and state and local government are taking the Better Buildings Challenge and committing to reduce the energy used across their building portfolios by 20 percent or more over ten years and transparently showcase the solutions they use and the results they achieve to help spur billions in new investment and savings in commercial buildings, multifamily housing, and industrial plants.

Lacamas achieved a 19% energy savings and $11,000 cost savings

Zellerbach achieved a 20% energy savings and $10,000 cost savings
National Letter of Intent Signing - 05/18/15
Camas High School will be honoring several Papermakers as they sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, May 20, 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:

TREVOR JASINSKY has already signed with Western Washington University to play on their Men's Basketball Team. Trevor plans on pursuing business while attending classes in Bellingham. This 2014/15 season, Trevor led the basketball team to its first state tournament berth in many years. While finishing in second place in league and districts, Trevor was names 1st team all GSHL, All-Region Honorable Mention and a McDonalds All American Nominee and contributed to the teams Academic State Championship this season. Trevor was a National Merit Nominee and carries a 3.5 GPA at Camas High School.

Parents Jeff and Janis Jasinsky - Memorable moment great times and great games with my best friends.

LAUREN HARRIS will be traveling to the East Coast to continue her volleyball career for the Knights of Farleigh Dickinson University. Lauren enjoyed a very decorative career at Camas High School while being part of league and district championship teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and played a large role in bringing 3 state trophies back to Camas High School with a 5th place finish in 2012, 6th place finish in 2013 and a 5th place finish in 2014. Lauren was also recognized as GSHL all- League second team in 2012 and GSHL first team all-league in 2013 and 2014, all-region team in 2013 and 2014 and on the all-state first team in 2012 and 2014. Lauren was a scholar athlete in 2012 and 2014 and will graduate with a 3.4 GPA at Camas High School. While in New Jersey, Lauren will pursue a double major in Psychology and Spanish.

Parents Rand and Rachel Harris and her brother Josh Harris

KASEY CALWELL will be moving on to swim at University of California Santa-Barbara. Kasey may be the most decorated swimmer in Camas High School history. He was a four year letterman and was a leader on a team that went undefeated in dual meets all 4 years, 4 straight league and district championships and this past season, completed the greatest finish of any swim program in Clark County finishing second in state. Kasey also has a long list of individual accomplishments as an All-American swimmer in the 100 Breaststroke, a two time state champion, all-region swimmer of the year along with Washington state 4A swimmer of the year. He is part of 4 Camas High School team records and holds two district meet records. As a Gaucho, Kasey will study biological sciences and has carried a 3.9 GPA here at Camas High School.

Parents Ken and Sandy Calwell - Memorable moment was waiting for team results at this year's state meet and being pleasantly surprised with a 2nd place finish

BRENNA KHAW will also be heading to California to play basketball for the Biola University Eagles in La Mirada. Brenna was a 4 year scholar athlete and has accumulated a 3.4 GPA here at Camas High School. She has been a staple in the Camas line-up for all four years and has received the honor of GSHL 1st team all-league for three years along with two years all-region team, three time state playoffs sportsmanship award and two time team MVP and team captain. Brenna led the Papermakers to two state playoff berths in 2012 and 2015 which also included a league championship. While at Biola, Brenna will study broadcast management.

Parents Patrick and Tami Khaw and her siblings Kelsey and Drew - Memorable moment beating Skyview and Prairie on their court in the same year

SAM JONES will be traveling North to play baseball at Pierce College in Lakewood for the Raiders. Sam is a three year varsity letter award winner who was part of the Papermakers district qualifying team the past two years. He has been recognized as GSHL honorable mention infielder his junior year, and was recognized a 1st team GSHL pitcher this season. He is undecided on what he will continue to study and will finish Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA.

Parents Doug and Colleen Jones and his sister Briley - Memorable moment closing out the district opening game against Evergreen this year.

BRYAN KELLY will join the football program at Central Washington University as a Wildcat next fall. While at Camas High School, Bryan was a three year letterman in football. Bryan was part of a football team that qualified for the state playoffs all three years which included two trips to the semi-finals and one trip to the state championship game. During his senior year Bryan was recognized as 1st team Greater St. Helens All-League running back. Bryan carried a 3.6 GPA at Camas High School, was a 2013 and 2014 GSHL all academic award winner as well as a CHS pride inside award winner. Bryan served as the junior class treasurer as well as the ASB Sergeant of Arms his senior year. Bryan will study pre-physical therapy as a Wildcat.

Parents Dwight and Felicia Kelly - Memorable moment representing and playing for Dane when he went down with a season ending injury

CARLY BANKS like her teammate will also be traveling to the east coast to play for the Molloy College Lions on a volleyball scholarship. Carly is a two year volleyball letterman and a one year letterman in cheerleading. As a Papermaker, Carly helped her team bring home a 6th place state trophy in 2013 and a 5th place trophy in 2014. She received GSHL honorable mention awards her junior and senior year. Carly received the scholar athlete award her junior and senior year and will finish at Camas High School with a 3.7 GPA. While in New York, Carly will pursue an education in Nursing.

Parents Karen Banks - Memorable moment going to state tournament both years and beating Battle Ground in front of a wild CHS crowd

LUCAS ULMER has already signed with University of Redlands to swim for the Bulldogs. Lucas is undecided on what he will study while in California and has compiled a 3.5 GPA here at Camas High School. He is a four year letterman in swimming as well as a three year letterman in soccer. Lucas was a large part of the swim teams' dominance of the GSHL over the past four years which also included an academic state championship in the 2013 and 2014 seasons along with a state runner-up finish at the 2015 state meet. Lucas' individual accomplishments as a Papermaker are impressive finishing 4th in the 100 butterfly in 2014, 6th in the 100 backstroke in 2015 and adding a state championship in the 100 butterfly in 2015. He was also named to the all-region swim team the last three years.

Parents John and Karen Ulmer - Memorable moment winning a state championship his senior year

DANE SANTOS will be playing football next fall for the Raiders of Southern Oregon. Dane is a two letterman for football and also participated in Lacrosse for the Camas club. Although Dane's season ended short this year with an injury, he continued to provide leadership on the league champion's sideline. He was part of the team that finished 2nd in state in 2013 and was instrumental in securing the win against Chiawana during the week one game in 2014. Dane is undecided in what he will study in Ashland and finishes Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA.

JENNA-RAE WILSON will throw the javelin for Wolves of Northern State University in Aberdeen South Dakota next year. Jenna-Rae is a three year letterman in track and field along with one year in wrestling. She placed 5th at districts in 2014 and has been a part of the very successful girls track team this current season that has won multiple meets along with the GSHL league title. Jenna-Rae has been awarded the CHS pride inside award her sophomore year and will graduate Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA. While in Aberdeen, Jenna-Rae will study to become an Elementary Physical Education Teacher.

Parents Paul and Natalie Wilson and siblings April, Jason, Jace and Janessa - Memorable moment throwing a personal record on our home field against Heritage

CAYNE CARDWELL will attend the United States Air Force Academy to play soccer for the Falcons. Cayne is a three year letterman who has played for a Papermaker team that has qualified for the state tournament all three years. Cayne has been a staple on the states #1 ranked team this season. He carries a 3.4 GPA, has been recognized as an honors student with an AP class load. While in Colorado, Cayne will study Philosophy.

Parents Clete and Darey Cardwell - Memorable moment teammates penalty kick vs. Kelso freshman year

COLE ZARCONE will join teammate Bryan Kelly and ensure that Central Washington University receives all senior running backs from this past seasons Papermaker team. Cole is a three year letterman in football and track and field. He has been part of a football team that has been awarded a league championship all three years with three state playoff berths that included two semi-final trips and one state championship appearance. After his senior football season, Cole was recognized as GSHL 1st team all-league running back and defensive back along with an all-region defensive back recognition. On the track, Cole has been 1st team all-league GSHL in the 100 meter twice and 2nd team all-league GSHL in the 200 meter once. Cole will finish with a 3.2 GPA and while in Ellensburg, will study pre-occupational therapy.

Parents Joanne and Rob and step dad Brad - Memorable moment playing in the Tacoma Dome for the state championship

GABRIEL LOPES will be traveling way North as he will play football for Simon Fraser University next season on a full scholarship. Gabe is a three year letterman on the gridiron. His senior season, Gabe was awarded the GSHL defensive player of the year award and recognized as an AP all-state 1st team linebacker. Gabe has been awarded the academic excellence award, National Football Foundation scholarship award and will finish Camas High School with a 4.0 GPA. While in Canada, Gabe will study computer engineering.

Parents Victor Lopes and Jennifer Dean - Memorable moment playing in the state championship game

RILEY ALLISON will continue her soccer career at Clark College to play for the Penguins. Riley is a three year letterman and was part of teams that finished as district champions in 2013 and as league champions in 2013 and 2014. She has been voted as team co-offensive player of the year in 2013, offensive player of the year in 2014 along with the coaches' award in 2014. She has been recognized as GSHL 1st team all-league in 2013 and 2014 along with all-state honorable mention in 2014. Riley won the scholar athlete award in 2014 and will complete Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA. Riley will be pursuing an education degree.

Parents Don and Tami Allison - Memorable moment scoring the game winning goal against Union for league title in 2013
Camas High School DECA Members Succeed at International Competition in Florida (Photo) - 05/18/15
ORLANDO, April 23, 2015--Twenty-six Camas High School students traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete at the annual DECA International Career Development Conference. Competitors ranged from all 50 States, Canada, and Spain. Amontg the 26 Camas students, competition was split between research projects and role-play mock business scenarios.

Seven Camas DECA members, Shannon Ahearn, Nataley Dormier, Satya Hariharan, Noah White, Louie Avino, Areeb Ahsan, and Cameron Vega qualified for the final rounds of competition, automatically placing them in the top 18 competitors worldwide in their respective events. From there, Nataley Dormier and Shannon Ahearn placed in the top ten worldwide for their work on a Financial Literacy Research Project and Cameron Vega placed second in the world for his Automotive Service Marketing event. The 26 student group was the largest Camas has ever sent to ICDC and included five first-year DECA members.
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