Superintendent Scholar Award Winner Selected

Scholar Awards Celebrate Academic Achievement
Posted on 05/21/2019
Scholar winner Sara Crane with Greg Johnson

On May 20, students, staff and families gathered for an evening of celebration at McCormick Woods. Principals and Counselors from South Kitsap High School, Discovery Alternative High School, and Explorer Academy nominated students who displayed outstanding academic achievement for the Superintendent Scholar honor. The program was made possible due to support from the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation.

Superintendent Karst Brandsma spearheaded the development of the Superintendent Scholar Award in 2018. “We are so pleased to see this program continue. It is absolutely inspiring to hear the students speak about their educational journey and those who helped them along the way. This program is a testament to the amazing students and staff in our schools,” stated Superintendent Brandsma. “Thank you to the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation for their ongoing support and to the counselors at our high schools who were instrumental in getting the applications distributed and collected.”

The student finalists and their nominated teachers received mounted certificates of recognition. The winning students and teachers also received medallions. In addition, the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation awarded $500 to the winning teacher’s school. A perpetual trophy displaying the student’s name will be displayed at each high school.

The finalists and winners are listed below.

South Kitsap High School

Winner: Sara Crane and teacher Greg Johnson from South Kitsap High School

Finalist: Emmeline Hutchinson and teacher Maureen Dawson the Highly Capable Program

Finalist: Paige Ohman and teacher Nancy Fairweather from South Kitsap High School

Finalist: Matthew Young and teacher Mandy Wood from South Kitsap High School

Explorer Academy

Winner: Miranda Keating and teacher Shari Carragher from Explorer Academy

Finalist: Dakota Cornish and retired SKSD Librarian Kim Marchel

Discovery Alternative High School

Winner: Autumn Mollinet and teacher Jerry Polley from Discovery High School

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