The Kiwanis Club of Bremerton awarded a total of $33,000 in scholarships to 24 local students. - Courtesy photo
The Kiwanis Club of Bremerton awarded a total of $33,000 in scholarships to 24 local students.
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The Kiwanis Club of Bremerton, through the Kiwanis Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust, awarded 24 students a total of $33,000 in scholarships at a recent luncheon at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside.

The Bennett Memorial Trust, which was established in 1955, is managed by the Kiwanis Club of Bremerton. Scholarships are awarded annually to students graduating from Kitsap County or North Mason high schools, or students planning on attending Olympic College. Applicants are evaluated on community service, grade point average and financial need.

This year’s scholarship recipients are

Central Kitsap — Morgan Flaherty, Matthew Granito, Lindsey Hart and Alyssa Peckenpaugh.

Olympic High School — Kelley O’Brien and Amanda Snyder.

Bremerton — Yong Hao Deng, Malea Martin, Dominica Ogazi, Ashleigh Schiano and Autumn Thomas.

South Kitsap — Marissa Etzkorn and Jessica Jordan.

North Kitsap — Kolby Carlson and Piper Sellers.

North Mason — Leah Staub.

Bainbridge — Electra Magnuson.

Olympic College — Eric Berry, Kelly Foote, Erin Schwartz and Nicholas Keough.

University of Washington — Bridget Claycomb, Marie Spiker and Sheila Spiker.


West Bremerton High School reunion for the classes of 1962, 1963 and 1964 on July 25-27. For more information, call (360) 373-2682.

Central Kitsap High School’s Class of 1998 is hosting its 10-year reunion Sept. 6 and 7 in Silverdale. For more information, contact Holly Thatcher Carver at or call (360) 286-5142. The class Web site is available at


Bremerton Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 4209 Wheaton Way, is currently enrolling people in free classes for the summer session, which begins May 27 through July 17.

The courses teach those with significant barriers to employment valuable skills to find and keep jobs.

Bremerton Goodwill will allow people 40 years of age and older access to its computers in a unique partnership with AARP. These mature workers will be able to use AARP’s online job assessment tools. AARP can then place people in internships and classes at community colleges to learn valuable skills that will lead to employment. Goodwill staff will be available to advise people on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m.

The National External Diploma Program will continue to be offered this session. The program gives people who have acquired career, family and community experiences the opportunity to earn a high school diploma by completing tasks, courses and independent projects. Goodwill staff will be available to advise people on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The following classes also are available:

Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) — Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon

Intermediate ESOL — Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Basic Computer Fundamentals (for those with little or no computer experience) — Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon

For enrollment information, call the center at (360) 373-3692.

For more information about Goodwill programs, call (877) GIVE4GOOD or visit


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Lutheran Community Services NW is looking for volunteers to help knit/crochet afghans to donate to other non-profits.

For more information or to volunteer, call Jana at (360) 377-5511 or e-mail

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