SKHS students attend ASL conference

Braiden Myers places second in individual receptive category competition.

PORT ORCHARD — Four South Kitsap High School students attended the Washington Career and Education Student Leadership American Sign Language West Regional competition at Burlington Edison High School this spring.

Braiden Myers, a senior at South Kitsap High School, placed second in the individual receptive category.

Sydney Weaver, Courtney Nelson and Maggie Armstrong also represented South Kitsap at the conference which included more than 70 students from 16 state high schools.

Teacher surprised with $5,000 check for grant

OLALLA — There’ll soon be a mashup of technology and physical education at Olalla Elementary, thanks to PE teacher Sara Gray and CenturyLink.

On April 23, the telecommunications giant surprised Gray, a physical education teacher at Olalla, with a check for almost $5,000 as part of a grant through its Teachers and Technology program. Gray earlier had submitted a proposal to the CenturyLink program for grant money to fund her project. Gray’s project includes the purchase of Fit Bits and curriculum to incorporate technology into physical fitness at Olalla.