NEWS BRIEFS: Holiday gift drive going in Port Angeles … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Citizen Action Network (PA CAN) and Specialty Services II, a substance abuse treatment center, are working together to make the holidays brighter for those in treatment.

They are collecting new hats, scarves, gloves, hygiene products and candy as gifts for those in treatment.

Gifts can be dropped off through Dec. 20 at Specialty Services II, 825 E. Fifth St., or can be picked up by a PA CAN leader.

“Christmas can be hard on anyone. When you add that these individuals may be away from their family and loved ones, it just adds another challenge for them to go through the treatment process,” said Angie Gooding, founder of the PA CAN.

“It’s important to show those who are going through treatment that the community cares,” she added.

”We want to show them compassion, and to show them we care about their success in treatment for the sake of themselves, their families and our entire community.”

For more information or to arrange a pickup, email Gooding at

Additional information can be found at

Land trust help

PORT ANGELES — Port Book and News and Bella Italia will devote a portion of their proceeds Thursday night to the North Olympic Land Trust.

The bookstore at 104 E. First St. will collect between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The restaurant at 118 E. First St. will extend its hours and be open from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The nonprofit land trust helps support conservation of local lands for farms, fish and forests.

For more information, contact Alana Linderoth at or 360-417-1815.

Academic awards

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School’s Honor Society recently hosted its 2016 Academic awards night.

Seventy-seven students received an academic award, 94 received an academic letter, 70 received their first academic bar and 27 their second academic bar.

Academic award status is accomplished by attaining one semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Students receiving the academic letter have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher both semesters for one full year, while an academic bar is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.5 for two full years. The second academic bar recipients have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher both semesters for three full years.

Awards are as follows:

Academic Awards

Class of 2017: Helena Allencastre, Cody Anderson, Aubrey Best, Allyson Cranor, Zachary Eads, Tracee Ellington, Julia Frazier, Allyson Gomez, Kimberly Gordon, Amber Hamilton, Abigail Jackson, Gage Jackson, Levi Laungayan, Slade McLaughlin, Aaliya Mitchell, Jasmine Moniz, Reed Morace, Thomas Newton, Jennifer Robbins, Noah Sinnes, Koben Temres, Skylar Tomason, Tyler Walch, Sierra Wilson, Hope Winsor and Daelan Ziegler.

Class of 2018: Ryan Adamire, Tyra Albaugh-Faris, Haley Becker, Andrew Borde, Kimberly Brunken, Sadie Decker, Hunter Dougherty, Shania Dumdie, Devin Edwards, Gillian Elofson, Halaina Ferguson, Lum Fu, Nathaniel Harrelson, Hannah Hendrickson, Keenan Leslie, Kelly Macintosh-Ryan, Joslyn Millsap, Diego Murillo, Jaden Priest, Cameron Richards, Michael Scott, Carson Shamp, Mercedes Shimko, Natalie Steinman, Jordan Ton, Natale Toscano, Lauren Waldron and Lori Webb.

Class of 2019: Bayley Aranda, Leah Burwell, Chelsea Carpenter, William Clark, Corey Danielson, Glenn Deckard, Mariah Fortman, Paige Foth, Koley Greul, David Homan, Elizabeth Kossler, Sarah Mendez, Carly Moe, Reese Mozer, Ethan Musalek, Jordan Nicolas, Scott Nutter, Andrew Pena , Tylee Raemer, Miika Smith, Kaitlyn Verstegen, Isaiah Waterhouse and Kiara West.

Academic Letter

Class of 2017: Luke Angevine, Lisa Bell, Zachary Brandon, Jayde Carmean, Madison Critchfield, Brittani Dalgardno, Naomi Kuykendall, Hailey Scott, Janelle Stevenson, Alyssa Sweet, Briana Tumey, Niklaus von Houck, Madelyn Wenzl and Ashlee Williams.

Class of 2018: Devan Andrew, Liberty Baker, Morgen Ballinger, Marley Cochran, Paulina Crawford, Kylie Devoy, Jaden Dugger, Haylen Gerhard, Tristan Lashua, Madison Millet, Cassidy Tamburro, Tru Wiggins and Anna Williams.

Class of 2019: Mauritz Ahlburg, Thomas Allen, Hollund Bailey, Daniel Basden, Christine Beirne, Amanda Bushnell, Cameron Butler, Peyton Cable, Kelsey Cammack, Mackenzie Carney, Elijah Chapman, Josie Ciaciuch, Evan Cobb, Ian Collins, Isabelle Cottam, Ethan Crow, Bronwyn Davis, Kailey Droz, Luke Dumdie, Anli Guttormsen, Rachel Hendry, Charlotte Hertel, Hannah Heustis, Blake Hobbs, Sierra Hunter, Denielle Isett, Naomi Johnson, Madelynne Jones, Erica Kaetterhenry, Stephen Kaufmann, Sofia Kavadas, Rylan MacDonald, Dakota Manley, Sophie Marchant, Bobbi McAdow, Cyndi McAdow, Kyrsten McGuffey, Makena Meridith, Andrew Methner, David Millet, Hope, O’Connor, Rian Olsen, Summer Olsen, Olga Palenga, Emilee Palmer, Lauren Paup-Byrnes, Makayla Peabody, Averie Politika, Mikayla Ramey, Colby Rentas, Kylie Rentas, Emily Rygaard, Madison Saiz, Hollee Schnabel, Jadon Seibel, Andrew St George, Skylar Sullivan, Matthew Tiemersma, Kyler Tourbin, Aron Trubow, Linus Waddell, Daniel Weaver, Savanah Wise, Joel Wood, Sundar Woodyard, Benjamin Yesiki and Jackie Young.

First Academic Bar

Class of 2017: Aidan Abbott, Ryan Amiot, Kelsey Brown, Taylar Clark, Aaron Coffel, Royce Duncan, Wesley Duncan, Caleb Joslin, Lauren Lunt, Calista Mordecai-Smith, Paige Napiontek-Sanders, Alyssa Potter, Karisma Sexton and Kaytlin Turner.

Class of 2018: Rose Alexander, Kiara Amundson, Rylie Ashley-Morgan, Senator Atwater, Allison Balser, Taylor Beebe, Hannah Black, Christopher Bouchard, Emily Boyd, Brianna Carter, Molly Ciaciuch, Nathaniel Colfax, Mason Coppage, Shannon Cosgrove, Nathan Denton, Madelyn Dougherty, Erin Edwards, Kelli Fors, Aiden Franich, Brennan Gray, Callie Hall, Aidan Higbee, Hailey Horton, Sharon Jacobson, Freja Jarvegren-Uecker, Aliyah Johnston, Bridget Lachner, Genevieve Little, Julia Logston , Darbey Martin, Kennedy Mason, Savannah Mason, Colton McGuffey, Emily Menshew, Emily Metzler, Cassandra Middlestead and Matthew Mitchell.

Class of 2019: Ian Moan, Owen Nevaril, Melissa Olson, Taylor Parker, Zachary Parrill, Emilyann Peterson, Lauren Rankin, Jocelyn Reifenstahl, Lily Robertson, Sierra Robinson, Jane Rudzinski, Gabriel Secondez, Bonnie Sires, Hudson Soelter, Kyla Tagg, Zoe Tucker, Chloe Van Dyke, Elizabeth Watkins and Carson Wilder.

Second Academic Bar

Class of 2017: Ben Basden, Henry Breece, Lael Butler, Kennedy Cameron, Kacey Casad, Jennifer Danielson, Olivia Due, Claire Fritschler, Leah Haworth, Hailey Hollingsworth, Hana Kildall, Kristin Kirkman, Audrey Little, Haley Locke, Noah McGoff, Laura Nutter, Alexandra Peabody, Grayson Peet, Nikaila Price, Wesleyanne Rayment, Kylee Reid, Grace Sanwald, Zachary Smith, Sarah Tiemersma, Emily Traughber, Jared Van Blair and Maya Wharton.

Fashion event presented Friday night

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center students will present “A Night of Winter Wonder,” a fashion event by students of Studio 121 School of Cosmetology, on Friday.

The event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the skills center, 905 W. Ninth St.

Hands-on practical demonstrations by cosmetology students, a runway show with avant-garde makeup and hairstyles, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by skills center culinary arts students will be offered.

There will be door prizes and free giveaways during the show.

Tickets are $20 and include entry to the show and a complimentary “swag bag” valued at over $20.

To purchase tickets, phone Studio 121 at 360-417-0388.

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