Felida/Salmon Creek -- The Knights STEM Association, a group of youth from four different schools, has qualified to compete for the Team America Rocketry Challenge final fly-off May 14 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
Vancouver -- Patrick Mongrain, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, was surprised during the school's April 18 Honor Roll assembly to be announced a winner of the Farmers Insurance $2,500 Thank America's Teachers grant.
Landover-Sharmel -- Endeavour Elementary School Art Discovery coordinator Shae Cecka learned that her scheduled art class at the school coincided with "crazy hair day" at the school, so decided to meld the two.
Brush Prairie -- Clark County Fire District 3 received an $8,000 Bucket Brigade donation from Georgia-Pacific Corp. The grant will supply money to buy several sets of new personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "turnouts."
Washougal -- Jemtegaard Elementary School sixth-grader Ariel Delavega was named the winner of the annual logo contest for the Washougal Schools Foundation's Annual Student Stride for Education race. His creation will adorn all promotional materials and T-shirts for the race, which promotes fitness and learning, with sponsorships going directly to the classroom.
East Vancouver -- Ten joggers and 10 lucky shelter dogs are out running on any given Sunday, training for the upcoming Annual Run/Walk for the Animals which is May 7 this year. The dogs aren't exactly in training, but they are more than happy to spend time outside their confines and strut their stuff to prospective adopters.
It is the most beautiful of mornings for an adventure at sea. Warm sun spills over the clear horizon as Roger and I head out, our fresh bait and trusty poles at the ready. The air is calm and the water glass-smooth. The anticipation is palpable -- the first salmon fishing trip of the year!
On an already tight morning, few things can be as frustrating as the hunt for an empty parking space at a park-and-ride in the moments before the bus arrives. But soon, maybe hundreds of frazzled commuters who rely on C-Tran in east Vancouver will be able to relax a little.