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Sun shines on students for CK Super Saturday

Central Kitsap School District’s student senate evidently couldn’t have picked a better day for 2008’s CK Super Saturday.

Students and parent supervisors participating in the annual clean-up initiative were treated to temperatures in the mid-60s. All that sunshine just made those bright yellow shirts stand out even more.

It helped out especially for the Fairview Junior High Honor Society students, who were painting over graffiti at Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park.

“No one has painted themselves into a corner yet,” joked Terry Moore, parent of Sarah, who was picking up trash in the park nearby.

“This is honor society, that’s the test,” seventh-grade teacher and volunteer Shirlee Sours joked back.

The work was perhaps a tad fruitless, given that spray painters were probably back on site the next day, but that didn’t seem to bother any of the student volunteers.

“You do what you can,” Honor Society Vice President Kira Varady said.

The park clean-up was a new activity featured at CK Super Saturday. Traditionally, students have stuck to the roadways of Silverdale and the Central Kitsap area, but decided to branch out a bit this year. In addition to road clean-up, students picked up trash (and painted over the aforementioned graffiti) at Gateway Park, Old Mill Park and Island Lake Park.

Over at Old Mill Park on Bucklin Hill Road, teacher Laura Foster and a handful of students from Central Kitsap Junior High were turing up some interesting finds.

“I found a dead rat in a bottle,” ASB President Christian Berg said. “Does that count?”

The beach held even more trash treasures.

“Wow we should pick this up,” seventh-grader Julianne Wurden said, picking up a huge piece of styrofoam on the beach. “This is so big!”

“I found a shoe!” Wurden’s friend and fellow seventh-grader Larisa Brown yelled.

The end of the day yielded a barbecue in the volunteers’ honor at Silverdale Waterfront Park, hosted by the CKSD student senate. The event included about 600 student volunteers. CK Super Saturday is now in its twelfth year.

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