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Class of 2020 College Map

The Class of 2020 are going across the nation for their post-high school education.

Huy Nguyen and Edward Wang

May 22, 2020

The Class of 2020 is going across the nation for their college plans. Check out where some of them are headed below. Note, those entering the workforce or taking a gap year are not represented on the map. If you are in Cam High's Class of 2020 but are not represented on this map, please comment below...

Ventura County’s Adopt A Grad Program Gains a Following

The Adopt-a-Grad program is a community-driven program to reward seniors for their hard work during high school.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Due to school closure, many of the activities that are typically hosted for seniors -- such as prom, grad night, etc. -- were canceled; and, to help mitigate the losses of the Class of 2020, Camarillo resident Sara Reeves created a Facebook Group called “Ventura County Class of 2020 Adopt a Grad....

An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2020

Greetings from the Stinger Staff, This is Marcella Barneclo speaking. As this year's Editor in Chief of The Stinger, I would like to briefly inform all of our readers on some of the changes we will be making due to the recent circumstances. As many of you know, Cam High has recently transitioned to a dig...

Coronavirus Impacts Cam High and Local Schools

With 1 confirmed case and 2 presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ventura County, health officials are taking precautionary measures.

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Wash your hands. Wipe the desks. Get a case of water from your local grocery store. Almost all U.S. citizens are taking precautions to combat transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including Ventura County, where schools and local events have been put on hold for the time being. In Ventura...

Cam High Prepares for the WASC Reevaluation

Since being put on probation by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) last year, students and staff at Cam High have been working to prepare another report for the reevaluation in March 2021.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Cam High is currently on probation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) due to poor performance on the previous WASC examination. Due to the probation, WASC will be returning for a follow-up evaluation on March 22 to March 23 in the year 2021. This WASC report process is led by...

For the First Time in Over a Decade, Cam High’s AcaDeca Places First

Cam High's Academic Decathlon team, comprised of all grade levels, has been working towards winning this year's competitions since summer of last year.

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Whether an individual's interest falls upon the arts or mathematics, Cam High's Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) team offers students the opportunity to compete against other high school teams across the state in ten different subjects in a two-day competition. Subjects that students are tested on include...

Cam High’s Mock Trial Team Finishes the Season in Tenth Place

Cam High's Mock Trial team poses for a picture after finishing a round.

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Cam High's Mock Trial season came to a close on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 after the team finished in tenth place. This academic after-school activity focuses on improving public speaking and getting students involved in legal fields and law enforcement by participating in a hypothetical case that changes...

Scorpion’s Showcase Revamped for 2020

Cam High's Open House gathered parents and guardians in the quad for a new, more immersive version of Open House.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Cam High experimented with a new type of Open House format this year: parents no longer had to move from classroom to classroom since all teachers presented from different tables in the quad. Teachers were divided into groups by department, and each department worked together to showcase the work s...

Starting the Semester Strong with a Cam High Signing Day

Cam High's Athlete Signing Day took place on Feb. 7, 2020.

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Four senior athletes will be pursuing collegiate sports careers after publicly committing to various universities on Feb. 7, 2020. The signees were Grady Liddel, committed to UCLA for football; Leighton Bateman, committed to Azusa Pacific University (APU) for football; Ginger Fontenot, now committed...

Legendary Basketball Player Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash

Kobe and Gianna Bryant passed away at 41 and 13 years old after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Alekzander Leppert, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the world came to a screeching halt as the news circulated that at just 41-years-old, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna had passed away in a helicopter crash along with seven others at around 10:00 a.m. in Calabasas, California. Bryant and his ...

Scorps Spotlight 35: Ginger Fontenot

Ginger Fontenot, #3, after scoring a goal during their Jan. 24 home game against Royal High School at California Lutheran University.

Tobias Christiansen

January 27, 2020

Ginger Fontenot, a senior at Cam High, committed to the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn, on Oct. 20, 2018. Fontenot was born in Texas and moved to Oxnard at the age of three. She said her love for soccer started early on in her life. She was inspired by her oldest sibling, Teresa, to join a soccer...

Okay, Zoomers: A Review of Skating Plus

Skating Plus is a local skating rink located in Ventura.

Dillon Farwell, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

My fellow staff writer, Liberty Klingebiel, took a visit to Skating Plus in Ventura on Jan. 7 to test out the skating experience. The rink sits in the same group of buildings as the Buena Lanes bowling alley and Golf n' Stuff mini golf. We went on the day that the rink was having their so-called '...

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