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In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

Washington State University Vancouver celebrates students in drive-thru graduation ceremony

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

May 8, 2021, 8:13pm Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver held a drive-thru graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon, transforming the campus access roads and parking lots into a mile-long procession route for graduates from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms. Read story

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Ridgefield students score at Thespian Excellence Awards

Peter Schafer

May 8, 2021, 6:05am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Nine Ridgefield High School students have been recognized for their excellence in theater with Washington State Thespian Excellence Awards. Read story

WOODLAND: From left is senior Ruby Heidgerken, junior Bella Mattison, junior Casey Logan via Google Meets, and teacher Elizabeth Talvitie.

Woodland High School students selected to help develop mission to Mars

WOODLAND: From left is senior Ruby Heidgerken, junior Bella Mattison, junior Casey Logan via Google Meets, and teacher Elizabeth Talvitie.

May 8, 2021, 6:03am Community

WOODLAND — Two juniors from Woodland High School were selected by Seattle’s Museum of Flight to attend the summer phase of its Western Aerospace Scholars program. Casey Logan and Bella Mattison will attend the program with other student teams from across the Pacific Northwest to cooperate and plan a mission… Read story

Vancouver Public Schools’ Stromme to lead Lynden school district

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Mike Stromme, the deputy superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent of the Lynden School District in Whatcom County. Read story

Herrera Beutler announces congressional art contest winners

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student. Read story

Washington State University Vancouver is pictured on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018.

Washington State University proposes 2.5% tuition increase for upcoming school year

Washington State University Vancouver is pictured on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018.

May 7, 2021, 9:41am Newsletter

Washington State University is proposing a 2.5% tuition increase for all undergraduate and graduate students for the coming school year. Read story

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 A hallway sign encourages students to walk on the right and give their classmates space at Evergreen High School on Tuesday morning.

Plumbing problem closes Evergreen High School; classes to meet remotely

Amanda Cowan/The Columbian 
 A hallway sign encourages students to walk on the right and give their classmates space at Evergreen High School on Tuesday morning.

May 6, 2021, 6:27pm Clark County News

A wastewater plumbing problem will keep Evergreen High School closed to in-person classes Friday, the district said Thursday evening. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority offers rental aid to child care providers

May 6, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Vancouver Housing Authority is offering rent aid to tenants who work in child care. Read story

Woodland senior Lucy George clears a hurdle in the 100-meter hurdles at a 2A Greater St. Helens League track meet on  April 15 at Woodland High School. George, a Grand Canyon University track and field commit, hasn't lost an event this season - she has competed in the long jump, high jump, hurdles, javelin and shot put - and has a Division I collegiate spot locked up. But while others see athletic success, George struggles to find confidence in herself. She still battles with body image issues and grapples daily with overcoming an eating disorder that stemmed from a past coach telling her she needed to lose weight.

Woodland High track star battled ‘dark days’ with eating disorder

Woodland senior Lucy George clears a hurdle in the 100-meter hurdles at a 2A Greater St. Helens League track meet on  April 15 at Woodland High School. George, a Grand Canyon University track and field commit, hasn't lost an event this season - she has competed in the long jump, high jump, hurdles, javelin and shot put - and has a Division I collegiate spot locked up. But while others see athletic success, George struggles to find confidence in herself. She still battles with body image issues and grapples daily with overcoming an eating disorder that stemmed from a past coach telling her she needed to lose weight.

May 6, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

Woodland High School senior Lucy George is undefeated in track and field this season. Read story

2019 Washington State University Vancouver graduates at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.

Washington State University Vancouver to honor 1,018 grads in virtual events

2019 Washington State University Vancouver graduates at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.

May 5, 2021, 5:05pm Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver will honor 1,018 graduates Saturday in two non-traditional commencement events because of COVID-19. Read story