On Dec. 8, several Central Kitsap-area students were honored at Silverdale Rotary's weekly luncheon for their academic, personal and extracurricular efforts. 
 

Central Kitsap High School: Cody Davis, Brianna Salisbury, Brotton Laing and Kennedy Jackson 

Crosspoint Academy: Christopher VanYe

Klahowya Secondary School: Thu Aung, Elizabeth Simmons 

 
Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Simmons, Kennedy Jackson, Rotarian Ron Templeton,
Brianna Salibury, Cody Davis and Thu Aung.   ​​
 
The local "Rotary students of the month" were recognized during the Dec. 8 luncheon by Silverdale Rotary for their hard work throughout the academic school year. Advisors and parents were also invited to attend the luncheon where students were honored with a plaque and $25 Visa gift card. 
 

Cody Davis of CKHS shared his work as class president for the last three years. Described by teachers as “dedicated, resourceful and committed,” Cody is also a varsity wrestler and pole vaulter. He will attend George Fox University and then plans to head on to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Brianna Salisbury thanked her family, mentors and teachers before sharing that she plans to head to Olympic College to first get her AA degree and then go on to a 4-year university. Teachers described the avid bowler and broadcasting student as having a “positive work ethic and incredible attitude.” 

Britton Laing has a full load of AP classes on his plate, on top of being a runner and pianist with an active role in extracurricular religious activities. His teachers describe him as an “exceptional student with intelligent intuition.” 

Elizabeth “Beth” Simmons plans to study agricultural bio engineering once she leaves Klahowya Secondary School. A drum major, middle school cheerleading coach and flute tutor, Beth stays busy with her volunteer work and full course loads. 

Thu Aung impressed Rotarians with her course load of AP and honors classes. After graduating from Klahowya Secondary School, she plans to “advocate for minorities” once she obtains her degree in either pre-law or political science. 

Christopher VanYe of  Crosspoint Academy was unable to attend the luncheon.