POULSBO — Four students received a financial kick-start to their post-high school education.
Kingston High School graduating seniors Ross Burk and Logan Green, and North Kitsap High School graduating seniors Nathan Foster and Kristin Holt received $500 scholarships toward college from the Public School Employees of North Kitsap, which represents 240 classified employees.
For the past 20 years, the local chapter of school employees has provided scholarships to graduating seniors who are dependents of employee-members and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited institution by the following fall term.
Burk will attend the University of Washington to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Burk was a member of the Associated Student Body and Honor Society at Kingston. Burk participated in many sports and was a tutor for the Suquamish Rolling Readers program.
Green will attend Western Washington University and plans to major in business. He graduated from Kingston High School with his associate’s degree from Olympic College. Green was on the dean’s list at OC. He also received the Washington State Honor Award and is an honor graduate at Kingston. Foster will attend Gonzaga University this fall, with plans to earn a degree in engineering.
Holt will attend Seattle Pacific University. She intends to apply to the pre-professional health services program and major in biology or physiology. She graduated from Kingston with a 3.9 GPA.