Wednesday, May 4, 2011

EHS Student Wins Community Contest

A Washougal student attending Excelsior High School is the winner of Clark Public Utilities’ Stream Team 2011 Watershed Reflections Contest.

Travis Hibbs is a junior at Excelsior High School in Washougal School District. His photograph was selected as the winner for the 9-12th grade category in visual arts.

This year’s theme was "We all live in a Watershed". Teacher Trudy Tkach incorporated the watershed project into her botany class. Students could choose to write a poem or short story, take a photograph or paint a picture.

“It was great to see a student take interest in learning more about the local watersheds and Travis made an effort to go above and beyond the expectations of the assignment. We are all very proud of him,” said Tkach.

Travis and other winners were announced at Clark Public Utilities’ Earth Day celebration April 23.