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Central Kitsap Junior High celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 12th, 2010 by Rich Jacobson

central-kitsap-junior-high-school-50th-anniversayCentral Kitsap residents won’t want to miss out on the upcoming celebration recognizing 50 years of educational excellence, history, and tradition at Central Kitsap Junior High.

The school will mark its 50-year anniversary next week with a community celebration on Tuesday, January 19th. Festivities will begin at 3:00 p.m., when the CKJH Boys Basketball Team will host the John Sedgwick Generals in the New Gym.

A special recognition ceremony honoring alumni and staff will occur at halftime. Also beginning at 3:00 p.m., the school will host an Open House in the cafeteria and Old Gym. Members of the public are invited to view memorabilia from CKJH’s earliest days, watch a commemorative slideshow, and enjoy some light refreshments. The Open House is scheduled until 6:00 p.m.

As a parent of 4 kids who have all gone through CKJH, we have benefited greatly from the incredibly gifted and dedicated school staff. We are extremely fortunate to have educators who are so diligently committed to the rounded development of our children.

All the more reason to vote ‘YES’ on the upcoming School Support Levy Replacement!

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4 Responses to “Central Kitsap Junior High celebrates 50th Anniversary”

  1. Matthew Leach Says:

    Yahoo! Nice to finally be blogging buddies! :) As expected you’re doing a fantastic job. I love your writing style.

    I attended CKJH my freshman year and absolutely LOVED it. The staff were (and still are!) truly incredible, behavioral issues (at least when I attended in 05-06) were at a minimum and the students and staff all welcomed me in and made me feel comfortable.

    I, like most 7th and 8th graders I suppose, was a very awkward kid in my early junior high years. However, because of the generous hospitality CK offered me, especially being a transfer student my freshman year and knowing very few people, I gained the confidence needed to excel way beyond what I thought was possible from there on out.

    And I truly credit the atmosphere of CKJH for that. More specifically your son, Elliot and his best friend Trent welcomed me in as if we had been buddies for years. I had no problem fitting in with their group of friends who, like them, were stellar.

    Congrats on 50 years, CKJH! I have very fond memories,

    Matt Leach

  2. Sherry Says:

    Great Post! So many years and so many students. You wonder what happened to each and everyone of them.

  3. Russell Says:

    Hi Rich,

    Great looking blog, I just subscribed and look forward to reading more in the future!

  4. Rich Jacobson Says:

    Russell: Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll try to keep you engaged through future articles!

    Sherry: I appreciate you stopping by my blog and offering your input!

    Matt: Someone needed to give you a run for your money! Thanks for all the encouragement. Maybe someday, I can attract as much traffic as you do!….

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