Camas-Washougal Chamber announces college scholarship recipients

The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce announced Olivia Brotherton and Carter Nichols as the recipients of the 2023 college scholarships, with Olivia planning to study biology at Oregon State University to become a veterinarian and Carter aiming to pursue nursing or pre-med at Eastern Washington University after gaining experience as a caregiver and volunteer at healthcare facilities.

Olivia Brotherton of Camas High School and Carter Nichols from Washougal High School honored

The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce announced the 2023 college scholarship recipients. Olivia Brotherton of Camas High School and Carter Nichols of Washougal High School.

On Tue., June 6, the Camas-Washougal Chamber will host the Annual Award Banquet at Orchard Hills Golf Course, 605 39th St. Washougal. This event is open to the public. Email to reserve your seat. You can also call to reserve your ticket, (360) 834-2472. The social hour will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is $40 per person. 

The Camas-Washougal Chamber college scholarship winners and the Teachers of the Year from both the Camas and Washougal School districts will also be honored on June 6. For more information or for questions call (360) 834-2472.

2023 Camas High School Scholarship recipient Olivia Brotherton

Olivia Brotherton
Olivia Brotherton

Olivia will be attending Oregon State University this fall where she plans on studying biology while she works toward becoming a veterinarian. At Camas High School Olivia is on The National Honor Society and is involved with the CHS Choir. Olivia has volunteered with multiple local organizations including Buddy and Food Box Builder. Olivia is involved with St. Joseph’s Church and has served as a Vacation Bible School Counselor. She has also served as an Equestrian Camp Counselor at Cantera Equestrian. Olivia plans on doing an internship with Next-Vet this summer.

2023 Washougal High School College Scholarship recipient Carter Nichols

Carter will be attending Eastern Washington University this fall where he plans on studying nursing or pre-med. Three years ago, Carter began as a volunteer at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. He spent the summer of 2021 completing a volunteer internship program where he spent 72 hours assisting with discharges, delivering meals and checking in visitors. Since Carter turned 16, he has been a caregiver in the memory care unit at Touchmark.

Carter began taking health classes at Cascadia Technical Academy his junior year. He says that is what truly sparked his interest in the medical field. It’s also where he learned that caregivers must be good listeners and empathetic conversationalists.

Carter is one of five siblings. His mother is a social worker and his father is a firefighter/paramedic.

Information provided by Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.

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