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Seventh-graders get a taste of college

Sylvenus Harris II, a seventh-grader at Central Kitsap Junior High School, knows exactly what he wants to do with his life and he literally has a roadmap on how to achieve his goal. Harris, who plays the drums, has his heart set on being a music producer, he said at the Central Kitsap School District board meeting on Wednesday night. Sylvenus was one of several students who spoke to the board about CollegeED, a program that lets students know what their options are beyond high school.

He showed the board his high school plan.

Because of CollegeED, Sylvenus knows that he has to attend a liberal arts college, and knows which classes he has to take in high school to get into college. His parents, Sylvenus senior and Sarah Harris, are glad their son is being exposed to the information at a young age.

“We’re appreciative of Central Kitsap for exposing our young man to this information,” Mr. Harris said.

The CollegeED program is funded by the Melinda

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