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Awards and honors
ilverdale native earns Marine honors
PFC Clark Rose has graduated from U.S. Marines boot camp in San Diego and is currently finishing combat training.
He earned the title of Expert Rifleman at boot camp. Following that, he will head to Avionics school.
He is from Silverdale and graduated from Klahowya Secondary School in 2012. He is the son of Kim Rose of Silverdale. His sister is Shania Rose, and grandparents are Terry and Mary Lou Baker.
Teen singer wins Indie nominations
Seabeck area teen musician Afton Prater has been nominated in seven categories in the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards.
The singer-songwriter-guitarist was nominated for: Best Female Teen Artist with two nominations for her songs “Flawless,” and “Forever with You,”; Best Album for “Stay with Me,”; Best Teen Demo for “Compared to Her,”; Best Teen Album for “Stay with Me,”; and Best Teen Artist: two nominations for “Flawless,” and “Forever with You.”
In addition, her producer Sean Giovanni of The Record Shop in Nashville was nominated for Best Country Producer for “Forever with You” and Best Producer for “Flawless.”
Afton will be at the awards ceremony April 27 in Hollywood. She will perform at the event.
CK student wins SAR essay contest
Austin Muhelman, a student at Central Kitsap High School and Olympic College, was recently announced as an essay winner.
The Capt. John Paul Jones Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recognized the student who read his essay describing freedom and slavery as a double standard as it relates to the American Revolutionary War.
The contest is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events, topics, ideals, philosophies and individuals who shaped American history.
The SAR is a male lineage society whose members have traced their heritage to a direct descendant of a patriot who fought for America’s Independence, an educational, historical and patriotic, non-profit corporation.