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NKHS senior wins Soroptimists award

From left, Lisa Gsellman, chairwoman of the Beneficiary Committee of Soroptimists International of Greater North Kitsap, presents checks to Emily Jachminowicz of NKHS Lifesavers and Karen Fick of Lifesavers at an award ceremony at Liberty Shores Assisted Living on Feb. 19.  - Contributed photo
From left, Lisa Gsellman, chairwoman of the Beneficiary Committee of Soroptimists International of Greater North Kitsap, presents checks to Emily Jachminowicz of NKHS Lifesavers and Karen Fick of Lifesavers at an award ceremony at Liberty Shores Assisted Living on Feb. 19.
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POULSBO — Soroptimists International of Greater North Kitsap presented the Violet Richardson Award for 2014 to Emily Jachminowicz, a senior at North Kitsap High School and president of Lifesavers, a suicide prevention and awareness club at North Kitsap High School.

Emily was instrumental in developing a PowerPoint presentation for peer-to-peer education about Suicide Prevention and Awareness, culminating in a presentation to the entire student body of NKHS during this school year.

Additionally, Emily raised $660 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

Emily shared half of her $1,000 Violet Richardson Award with Lifesavers American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

Emily’s career goal is to become a psychiatrist.

The Violet Richardson Award is named after the president of the first Soroptimist Club and is given to girls who are making a difference through volunteer service.

Online: www.signk.org

 

 

 

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