Minnehaha — Two visiting AmeriCorps members, assigned to help the Clark County Food Bank, will lead nutrition education classes in Vancouver for a year. Chantel Harrison and Madaline Maestri both recently graduated from college with degrees in nutrition and they'll use their knowledge to guide courses such as Cooking Matters, Student Nutrition and Cooking, and Growing Healthy Futures.
West Hazel Dell — Royce Andrews, a 2007 Columbia River High School graduate, wrapped up two years of Peace Corps service this year in Burkina Faso, an impoverished country in West Africa where she served as an "informal educator" to benefit youth. While there, she organized educational campaigns about women's health and malaria as well as a youth camp with a focus on education and empowerment, according to her mother, Nancy Andrews, who lives in Vancouver with husband Gregg Andrews.
Members of the Vancouver Public Schools board of directors and Superintendent Steven Webb will attend the annual conference of the Washington State School Directors' Association Nov. 19 through 22 in Spokane.