CAMAS — Familiar characters strolled the streets of Camas on Saturday, including Snow White accompanied by the seven dwarfs — well, more like baby Nigerian dwarf goats that is — wearing tiny hats and being pulled by the princess in a wagon.
CAMAS — The Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library's gently used book sale will offer a guests a chance to hunt through stacks of books ranging from cookbooks and fiction to children's literature and history.
Camas — Camas High School sophomore Tsering Shola is one of three finalists for the Oticon Focus on People Award, given out by the Denmark-based hearing aid manufacturer. Shola, 16, worked in an Oregon Health & Science University lab and contributed to scientific research in hearing loss, specifically working on a project that allows researchers to validate segmentation by machine in about two minutes, a process that manually can take up to two hours. For her work, Shola scored a first-place finish in the biomedical and health category at the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair and won a spot at the 2017 Intel International Science Fair. She took an interest in hearing health after a routine test revealed hearing loss in Shola’s right ear as a young child.
Washougal — Some projects in the fourth annual Hathaway Elementary School Fifth Grade Science Fair ended in failure, which was perfectly fine with Andrew Schlauch, a fifth-grade teacher at the school. “Failure is still learning,” he said in a news release from the school district. “In fact, failure can teach some of the best lessons.” Younger students from the school toured the fair and tried out some of the projects, including a test by Zoe Derico to see which of three cheeses melted most evenly on bread and Gillian Mollendor’s “Big Boom,” which tested if a balloon filled with helium or air would pop into more pieces.
Camas — Union High School was named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generations list of Healthiest Schools by achieving the Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. The school increased physical opportunities for students by opening the gym for activities during lunch and allowing students and staff to use stability balls as chairs. Union also serves healthy snacks and drinks at school. According to a news release from Evergreen Public Schools, studies show that healthy students perform better on tests, get better grades and attend school more often.