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Educator honored with leadership award

Bremerton High School Counselor Chris Swanson was recently honored at the NavAcademy conference as the 2014 recipient of the Compass Award. This recognition is for his success by empowering Bremerton School District members to prioritize the Knights Connections services and elements of Navigation 101, an evidence-based college and career readiness program.  His actions have influenced principals, counselors and school leaders across Washington to re-culture middle and high school learning environments to structure experiences that ensure all students acquire the skills, abilities and resources to pursue life-long learning.

Citizens needed for port committee

The Port of Silverdale is updating its comprehensive plan known as the “Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements,” and is creating a citizens advisory committee to assist the port in identifying and evaluating goals and opportunities in keeping with the port’s mission of providing water related recreational facilities/programs and promoting economic well being of the community.

The current comprehensive plan for the Port of Silverdale can be found at

Interested residents should contact the Port of Silverdale by Jan. 31. Call 360-698-4918 or email:, attention Phil Best, port attorney.

Local student receives scholarship from WSU

Bryce Henderson, a 2012 CK High School graduate, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from WSU. The Auvil Undergraduate Research Award is presented to students who demonstrate progress in individual research and have a faculty mentor. Henderson will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry by 2016. He is the son of Angela and Mitchel Henderson of Bremerton.

Casino ticket give-away announced

Clearwater Casino is giving away two tickets to the “Big Game We Cannot Name,” at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, and $2,500 cash to go toward airfare and lodging.

It  began with a Clearwater Casino employee who started an online fundraiser for the San Francisco Children’s Hospital. With his initiative, Clearwater became the first company to match up to $5,000 to go to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

As the excitement grew with the Seahawks winning Sunday’s game, Clearwater knew they had to give one lucky fan a chance to see this once in a life time opportunity. For more information regarding this package, please visit

Jayhawkers to meet

Kitsap Jayhawkers will meet Feb. 1, at the Airport Diner in Bremerton at 11:30 a.m. Kitsap keyboardist Vince Pace will perform. Bring photographs of past Valentine’s Days in Kanas.New members are welcome.

For more information, callDoris Rice at 360-792-9151.


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