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Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Praise)

Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Praise)

June 11, 2019

Special congratulations are in order for six high ranking Seniors, who have been selected as the Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians--prestigious titles awarded by Central Kitsap High School staff. Valedictorians Frederick “Fritz” Humm and Kathryn Alexa Watson will be honored at graduation along with Salutatorians Matyas Kisiday, Khoi-Viet Le, Woon Na and Ryan Nguyen. The Valedi...

The Nerf Wars

The Nerf Wars

June 7, 2019

Nerf guns are a popular toy among all ages, mostly because of their versatility and the fun they can provide no matter how old you are. Nerf guns are plastic guns that shoot foam “nerf bullets” using a spring mechanism to lightly project the bullets at a target, made for even small toddlers to use and walk away without injury. “They are toys, If you came to my house there would probably be abou...

New Classes And Programs In The New Building

New Classes And Programs In The New Building

June 6, 2019

The Central Kitsap High School student body has been excited for months at the idea of moving into a new school. With the new campus comes space for classes and sports that could not be fit in the current building. “In the new campus we have a whole extra building for career & technical courses.  The possibilities going forward are very exciting, and I know the staff who will teach in those sp...

Blood and Broken Dreams

Blood and Broken Dreams

June 5, 2019

Prom is an important time for the seniors of Central Kitsap High School. It is seen as a milestone for many of the students here in which they celebrate making it through the agonizing pain that is high school. However, with the introduction of prom comes the introduction of drunken students. While prom is the time to celebrate and some students tend to do it quite exuberantly. Some students find ...

Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

June 4, 2019

This year Central Kitsap High School will not only say goodbye to graduating seniors and Co-Principal Gail Danner, but also to some well-known teachers. Spanish teacher Richard Newell and Math teachers George Petoff and Sandy Harris are all retiring at the end of this school year. English teacher Debbie Duane will also be leaving, as she announced her plan to resign this year and become a substitu...

The State of Sex Education in CKSD

The State of Sex Education in CKSD

June 3, 2019

Sexual Education is one of the most delicate topics to address in schools. People are concerned about what children are exposed to, so many programs only teach the minimum. This avoids hurting people’s sensibilities, but it also places students at risk when they do eventually engage in sexual behavior. In Central Kitsap High School, Health is one of the classes required to graduate. Most people...

State Testing

State Testing

May 29, 2019

It has been almost 26 years since Washington state testing system got its start with the Education Reform Law of 1993. In this process of testing, students are required to pass subjects of English language arts, math, and science in order to graduate.                     There is a greater chance that this will all change starting next year in 2020. Although some student...

CK Sports Med Students Leave State Competition With Powerful Message and Two Awards

CK Sports Med Students Leave State Competition With Powerful Message and Two Awards

by Aina Zabinski, Editor

May 13, 2019

Filed under Features, News

After a few drizzly, grueling days of testing and presenting in a student forum, Central Kitsap High School students Mark Mckee, Ally Toms and Austin Selby proudly walked out of the Sports Medicine Spring Symposium Competition in Tacoma with two first place awards. This competition was especially meaningful for them, because their case presentation (which brought many audience members to tears and rec...

Senior News–Important Dates and Information

Senior News–Important Dates and Information

May 9, 2019

May 21-Distinguished Scholar Night, 6:30pm at CKHS theater May 28-31-Senior Week May 29-Mock Crash (must ride bus from CKHS to attend) May 30-Senior Awards Night, 6pm at CKHS gym June 1-Prom*, 7:30-10:30pm at Kiana Lodge June 7-Deadline to pay past-due fines June 9-Baccalaureate, 3pm at Silverdale Lutheran Church June 10-Chromebook check-in for Seniors, CKHS Library June 11-13-Senior ...

Out With Old, In With The New

Out With Old, In With The New

May 1, 2019

With the 2018-19 school year coming to an end, many students have begun anticipating what is to come with the new school. From afar, the new school looks quite amazing in comparison to the current school CKHS students are residing in. Many have stated that the building looks like a state of the art facility that will provide students with an improved education and living environment, others say the bui...

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

April 25, 2019

High school is bound to have peer pressure associated with it. Students have to know how to avoid peer pressure and what they can do to prevent it. Some ways to can help prevent peer pressure are having a good friend group, listening to yourself in pressure situations, planning ahead for certain situations etc.   Peer pressure can occur at any moment, a party or even at school. Andrew Zetty, a...

The Limits of Free Speech

The Limits of Free Speech

March 29, 2019

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the most fundamental principles of the United States is the right to freedom of speech. As an American citizen, one could s...

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