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A special Earth Day for Camas school

9:27 p.m. April 22
Skyridge marks completion of new native plant garden

CAMAS — Hundreds of students gathered outside Skyridge Middle School on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Earth Day with the completion of a new native plant garden.

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WSUV grad student receives Fulbright to study in Switzerland

6 a.m. April 22

Growing up in Florida, Eric Dexter was the only kid in his class who didn’t want to become a marine biologist. He barely graduated from high school. No one in his family had ever gone to college or traveled outside the country.

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Friendship blossoms at Clark College

7:19 p.m. April 17
Annual Sakura Festival celebrates the blooming of 100 cherry trees on campus and the relationship between Vancouver and its sister city in Japan

Rainy weather moved Clark College's ninth annual Sakura Festival inside to Gaiser Hall on Thursday afternoon.

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Camas robotics team heads for national championship

By The Columbian April 23, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Camas — Team Mean Machine, the robotics engineering team based at Camas High School, was a Dean's List Finalist during the recent District Robotics Championship held at Portland's Memorial Coliseum.Battle Ground's 4-H CloverBots — a volunteer-driven team without the school resources and sponsorships of some of the others, they point out — and Vancouver's StormBots also competed in Portland. The Camas team will head for the national championships in St. Louis this coming weekend.

Ridgefield students delve into human nature

By The Columbian April 23, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Ridgefield — Ridgefield High School students learned the ins and outs of right and wrong during recent lessons in philosophy, perceptions of morality and the nature of humanity.

A special Earth Day for Camas school

By Justin Runquist April 22, 2014 9:27 p.m.

CAMAS — Hundreds of students gathered outside Skyridge Middle School on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Earth Day with the completion of a new native plant garden.

Camas middle school named Green School Leader

April 22, 2014 8:53 p.m.

Liberty Middle School in Camas is one of three schools in the state named a Green School Leader by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Music faculty recital to raise money for Clark College lessons

April 22, 2014 8:51 p.m.

The Clark College Music Department performs in a faculty recital at 3 p.m. May 10 in the Penguin Union Building, Room 161, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The recital is a free, public event, but donations will be accepted for the Music Lesson Scholarship Fund.

Vancouver school district wins sustainability award

April 22, 2014 8:44 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is one of only nine school districts nationwide to receive the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. The awards were announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mike Boots, acting chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Washougal student files tort claim against school district

By Paris Achen April 22, 2014 5:48 p.m.

A Washougal High School student has filed a tort claim alleging the Washougal School District failed to protect her and other students from a math teacher with a history of inappropriately touching students.

Prairie grad helps orphaned siblings

By The Columbian April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Battle Ground — A recent Prairie High School graduate helped build a house in Mexico during spring break so three orphaned siblings could have a home. Jesse Zalk, who graduated from Prairie High in 2012 and now attends Central Washington University, went to Baja California in late March with a professor and 10 other students and recent college graduates for the volunteer trip. They not only provided free labor, but pitched in to pay for the nearly $7,000 house. The home will go to three teenage siblings — ages 19, 17 and 16 — who lost their dad in a house fire and their mother to cancer last year. Zalk's professor, James Avey, has led similar trips in the past and sees them as learning opportunities, he said in a press release. Zalk's parents Todd and Teri Zalk live in Battle Ground.

Vancouver school board to talk international studies

By The Columbian April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Members of the board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools will meet at 4 p.m. today for a work session to discuss the Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies.

Skills Center keeps 3,500 pounds of e-waste out of landfills

By The Columbian April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Image: Clark County Skills Center students recently collected 3,500 pounds of electronic waste to be recycled rather than dumped in a landfill. The teens in the center's IT System, Service and Support program held a donation drive this year to bring in computers and other e-waste to be tested and dismantled before being recycled by Earth Friendly Recycling. The Skills Center plans to hold another electronics collection event in January.

Clark College to collect textiles for recycling

By The Columbian April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Clark College Science Consortium will collect textile fabrics that will be recycled from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday in Room 105 of Clark College’s science building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

WSUV grad student receives Fulbright to study in Switzerland

By Susan Parrish April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Growing up in Florida, Eric Dexter was the only kid in his class who didn’t want to become a marine biologist. He barely graduated from high school. No one in his family had ever gone to college or traveled outside the country.

Eagle Scouts

By Mary Ricks April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Three Boy Scouts from the Fort Vancouver District successfully passed their Eagle Scout board of review in March and have been advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Student accused of arson after small fire at Fort Vancouver High

By Emily Gillespie April 21, 2014 2:14 p.m.

An 18-year-old Vancouver man accused of intentionally starting a small fire at Fort Vancouver High School appeared in court Monday for a charge of first-degree arson.

Film screening focuses on life of LGBT seniors

By The Columbian April 19, 2014 6 a.m.

At Your Place Senior Care is presenting a free screening of "Gen Silent" at 3 p.m. Monday at Washington State University Vancouver in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking in the blue lot is $3.

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