Ridgefield: On March 14, “Pi Day,” Ridgefield math students enjoyed putting pie and pi together. View Ridge Middle School’s Daliah Ponce recited a real mouthful of pi: 83 digits. All students were rewarded with pie, of course.
Woodland: Jael Clark, pictured with her 40-pound cabbage, was selected as Washington’s winner through the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage program in early 2012. Clark was awarded a $1,000 savings bond toward her education for growing the giant vegetable.
Ellsworth Springs: In June, the 13 boys of Cub Scout Pack 95, Den 6 embraced old-fashioned fun by building and racing Cubmobiles — otherwise known as go-carts. The group meets at Vancouver’s Church of the Good Shepherd, but ran the carts at Sky Ridge Middle School in Camas. “No major accidents, thank God. Just a few scrapes and a lot of laughs,” said den mother Maureen McKinney.
Ridgefield: First-graders at South Ridge Elementary School got a timely lesson on the pumpkin lifecycle in October. Students, including Taylor Nix, from left, Sammy Schafer, Olivia Hess and Tyler Kangas, learned from teacher Nathan Ingroum how pumpkins and other plants develop from seeds into mature crops. The kids also got a chance to grow their own plants from stem cuttings.
Bella Vista: Ahoy, Fido! In August, the Bella Vista neighborhood drummed up a boatload of business for its annual picnic by giving the event a pirate theme. More than 80 neighbors turned out — including Aleen Potts and pirate dog Lily.
Andresen/St. Johns: Clark County’s honorary sheriff Carter Harris got a chance to “inspect” K-9 teams Aug. 1. The 5-year-old, diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, was a participant in the Washington State Chief for a Day program last year. He was sworn in on May 16 and participated in a number of honorary activities during 2012, including cutting the ribbon for Portland’s Rose Festival and riding in numerous parades.
President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives with Vice President Joe Biden to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday.
Kyle Reed, right, talks with friends Daulton Hanks, left, and Connor Lau, while being interviewed Dec. 22 over pizza at Jersey Boys Pizzeria in Redmond, Ore., about life after he was shocked in a hunting accident in May.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, center, returns to his office from the House chamber, as talks continue regarding the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate Monday night, on Tuesday at the Capitol in Washington.
Claudia and David Engelsman talk about their 12-year-old son Ian, right, who has successfully used the drums as therapy for his autism. Ian's brother, 10-year-old Kevin, who is also autistic, is in the background.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) pushes past St. Louis Rams' Eugene Sims for a 15-yard run in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-13. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Vancouver resident Jesse McChesney was first across the finish line at Tuesday's Hangover Run, finishing the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 15 minutes, 58 seconds. Tuesday marked the 40th year of the annual New Year's Day run hosted by the Clark County Running Club.
A hat that reads "got beer?" hangs on a fence post during Tuesday's Hangover Run, an annual New Year's Day race held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Few participants, if any, appeared to actually bring a hangover with them to the event.
Well over 200 people took part in Tuesday's Hangover Run, an annual New Year's Day event put on by the Clark County Running Club. Participants ran and walked the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., leaves a news conference with House Democratic leaders after discussing the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate last night that's waiting for a vote in the Republican-controlled House, on New Year's Day at the Capitol.