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Kitsap Bank names scholarship winners

June 29, 2013 · Updated 10:42 AM

Nine of the 14 recipients of scholarships from Kitsap Bank celebrated with bank officials recently. The awards are made to children of Kitsap Bank employees who have graduated from high school and are seeking higher education. / Contributed Photo

Kitsap Bank presented 14 scholarships to the sons and daughters of employees who are graduating from high school and pursuing higher education.

Among this year’s scholarship recipients are Olympic High School graduate, Evan Axtman, son of Marcie Axtman; Olympic High School graduate, Caleb Earl, son of Jacinta Earl; Central Kitsap High School graduate, Briana Lowery, daughter of Gemma Lowery; and Olympic High School graduate, Brittany Poe, daughter of Emely Poe.

“We are pleased to be able to provide scholarships to such deserving students,” said Steve Politakis, chief executive officer.

“At Kitsap Bank, we feel that education is important, and are happy to help our employees’ children reach their educational goals.”

Evan Axtman stays busy outside of school, working several jobs. Despite the schedule of his extra-curricular activities, he is also on honor roll.

Evan plans to enroll in the Air Washington program offered at Olympic College for advanced manufacturing/composites.

Caleb Earl was recently awarded a certificate of achievement and academic excellence and recognized as the Business Student of the Month for outstanding abilities in applying business management strategies in advertising.

In his spare time, Caleb is a parkour instructor at Olympic Gymnastics Center.

He plans to pursue a dual bachelor’s degree in graphic design and business management from the Northwest College of Art & Design.

Briana Lowery has plans to become a dentist, but will first focus her studies within dental hygiene.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing lacrosse. Briana plans to attend Olympic College.

Brittany Poe is involved in Jazz Fest as a participant and the Olympic High School Mixed Ensemble.

She is currently on Honor Roll and plans to attend Olympic College.


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