Native Graduates Honored at Ceremony

The NKSD Native American Education Program honored our Native Graduates and top attendance award winners in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 31. 

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal Council Chairman Jeremy Sullivan provided the opening remarks for the ceremony.   

Anthony Jones Sr. was the keynote speaker for the evening.  Anthony is a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe and is currently a Reservation Attorney for the Tulip Tribe, as well as Judge Pro Temper of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Community Court and an appellate judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System.  Anthony graduated from North Kitsap High School in 2004 and was co-valedictorian.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at MIT, and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis. 

The ceremony celebrated all students who were moving to 6th and 9th grade, and all students who achieved 95% or better attendance during the school year.  Wolfle Elementary was awarded the award for the school with the highest attendance percentage. 

The 2016 graduates of both NKHS and KHS were recognized for their accomplishments. The evening ended with the unveiling of a new mural in the Kingston High School Library designed by Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal member Jeffrey Veregge .  

Click here to learn about the mural.