South Kitsap High School student award winners, left to right, back row: Kiwanis Club President Mary Beslagic, Allen Greenberg, Kaylee Coates, Carson West, Amber Gaston, Joseph Obnial and scholarship chairman Don Grimes. Front row: Anna Fall, Eliana Painter and Mikayla Davidson. Not pictured: Shawn Canonizado, Blake Mason and Discovery students. (Kiwanis of Port Orchard photo)

South Kitsap High School student award winners, left to right, back row: Kiwanis Club President Mary Beslagic, Allen Greenberg, Kaylee Coates, Carson West, Amber Gaston, Joseph Obnial and scholarship chairman Don Grimes. Front row: Anna Fall, Eliana Painter and Mikayla Davidson. Not pictured: Shawn Canonizado, Blake Mason and Discovery students. (Kiwanis of Port Orchard photo)

Port Orchard Kiwanis awards $19,500 in scholarships

Student recipients come from the South Kitsap School District

PORT ORCHARD — The Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard presented scholarships and certificates to South Kitsap School District students at a recognition luncheon May 29 at South Kitsap High School.

Port Orchard Kiwanis awards $19,500 in scholarships

The Kiwanis Club awarded $19,500 in scholarship awards this year. The club also presented certificates to the winners at the school’s Laurels Night.

Two winners from Discovery Alternative High School received the awards at their graduation ceremony on June 3.

“Our club is thrilled to recognize the hard work and talent of South Kitsap students,” said Don Grimes, chairman of the Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard Scholarship Committee.

“We are pleased to offer 12 scholarships this year. These students have bright futures and it is wonderful to help them further their education.”

The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

  • Amber Nicole Gaston, Dr. Dewayne Gower Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship for $3,000
  • Mikayla Marie Davidson, Alice Watson Kiwanis Scholarship for $3,000
  • Blake Edward Mason, Tom Stansbery Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship for $1,000
  • Carson West, the Paul Dour Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship for $2,000
  • Allen Greenberg, Judge James Maddock Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship for $2,000
  • Anna Fall, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $2,000
  • Kaylee Maureen Coates, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $2,000
  • Eliana Fei Painter, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship, $1,000
  • Joseph Edward Almario Obnial, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $1,000
  • Shawn Nigel Sagun Canonizado, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $1,000
  • Savannah Shawver, Discovery student, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $1,000
  • Jay Mizner, Discovery student, Kiwanis of Port Orchard Club Scholarship for $500

In addition to the scholarship program, Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard is involved in a variety of projects and community service programs that assist children locally and worldwide, including:

  • The kindergarten reading program, which began at Sunnyslope Elementary in 1993 and operates in nine out of 10 elementary schools in the South Kitsap School District.
  • Terrific Kids, which has operated since 2002, now has all 10 South Kitsap elementary schools participating. Students are recognized for outstanding citizenship and awarded with a certificate, pencil, magnet and “Proud Parent of a Terrific Kid” bumper sticker.
  • To the Library Reading Project, which sponsors all third-grade students in South Kitsap schools with a chance to visit the Kitsap Regional Library for a behind-the-scenes tour. Each student learns how to use the library and leaves with their own library card.
  • Student of the Month, which recognizes high-achieving students from the three middle schools and South Kitsap High School at the club’s luncheon. The recognized students are invited to lunch with their families and given cash awards.
  • The Bike Rodeo, which has been supported by the club for years. In partnership with other local agencies and Kiwanis groups, the Port Orchard club has provided free helmets and fittings to more than 2,000 toddlers and children, given away 400 gently used bikes and instructed more than 1,500 children in basic bike safety.
  • The Builders Club, which was formed in 1999, is made up of 15 to 20 Cedar Heights Middle School students who provide more than 200 hours of community service each year. In recent years, Builders have helped with the kindergarten reading program, Special Olympics, Bike Rodeo, Relay for Life, Senior Conference at the Pavilion and Cedar Heights Clean-Up Day.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard, visit the club’s website at kiwanisclubofportorchard.org.

Discovery Alternative High School award winners, left to right: Kiwanis scholarship chairman Don Grimes, Jay Mizner and Savannah Shawver. (Kiwanis of Port Orchard photo)

Discovery Alternative High School award winners, left to right: Kiwanis scholarship chairman Don Grimes, Jay Mizner and Savannah Shawver. (Kiwanis of Port Orchard photo)

More in News

.
Bremerton’s St. Michael Medical Center temporarily closing ER

Emergency services halted at 7 p.m. Friday due to staff shortage

Back to school vaccination event.
Back to School Poulsbo vaccine event July 31

North Point Church and Peninsula Community Health Services have partnered to host… Continue reading

.
2021 Fathoms royalty get their crowns

Pandemic uncertainties couldn’t dissuade Royalty Court

.
Long-awaited modernization project at Manchester Fuel Depot finally started

Work on nearly $200 million project to take nine years to complete

.
‘The entire west is burning’

With a worst-ever wildfire season feared this year, here’s what residents should know to keep safe

.
West Sound Film Festival is back for its fifth year

Meet three filmmakers being showcased at the festival this August

.
75 new COVID cases confirmed in Kitsap since Thursday

Outbreak of 18 cases at kids summer camp in Poulsbo

The brick flooring and wood paneling is original to the Olympic Hotel now called Hotel Scandi. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos
Hotel to open in downtown Poulsbo

While an official opening date is still in the works, soon visitors… Continue reading

The Suquamish Tribe laid to rest former Suquamish Tribal Chairman Richard Belmont Jr. on what would have been his 82nd birthday on July 24.
Former Suquamish Tribal Chairman laid to rest

Former chairman of the Suquamish Tribe Richard Belmont Jr., who played a… Continue reading

Most Read