Future is bright for Bremerton’s Class of 2014


Here in Bremerton, there’s good reason to celebrate as the school year draws to a close. Bremerton High School‘s class of 2014, which held its official graduation festivities Friday, has been hailed as one of the school’s strongest ever academically.

“This is a very strong class with a long list of accomplishments,” said Chris Swanson, a career and college counselor at the high school.

The numbers speak for themselves: of the 250 who graduated, 81 got at least one scholarship. Those scholarships total $801,528 toward their college educations in one year alone. Over four years, those scholarships will fund $2.6 million for Bremerton High School’s graduates.

Little wonder then, of the class’ motto: “Give us today to conquer tomorrow, in our hands we hold the future.”

I know I’m keeping a close eye on education trends in Bremerton. Here’s another one worth watching: this year’s Kindergarten class in the Bremerton School District is about 60 students bigger than the last. Is it a bubble, or a sign of a growing population of families in the city? Time will tell.

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