Awards for, from women presented

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Camas -- There’s a ton of awards news from local soroptimists. On April 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas, Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal recognized mechanical engineering student Trina Wing and accounting student Kandice King with Women’s Opportunity Awards, aimed at helping women with resources for education, skills and employment. Chloe Olson and Lauren Oljar won Violet Richardson Awards, honoring outstanding volunteers ages 14-17. Teen McDonald, a doctoral student in education, won a Fellowship Award. Technical/Education Awards went to Floria Arjomand, Cathleen Botello, Camille Durbec and Shellie Johnson. Endowment Awards went to Julie Hokenson, Sandi McQueen, Cathleen Muller, Jessica Stoddard-MacDougall, Theresa Medearis and Joanne Vaughn. And, previous Camas-Washougal club honorees won regional awards from Soroptimist International of Americas Northwestern Region during its meeting April 27 and 28 in Spokane. Julie Hanke, Founder of Vida’s Ark, a home for young mothers in Vancouver, received the regional first place Ruby Award. And Trina Wing was honored with a Women’s Opportunity Runner-up Award.