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Kentlake High School students care | Letter

As a 2009 graduate of Kentlake High School, the article “Preparing to raise the education bar at Kentlake High School” (published Nov. 26) caught my eye. I feel like Kris Hill really got to see what so many students at Kentlake have always wanted portrayed. They care more than the administration ever really knew.

During my four years at Kentlake I had to opportunity to spend time involved with journalism, leadership, link crew and yearbook. Throughout my experience in all of these vital parts of Kentlake I felt that the administration had a habit of making it unnecessarily harder for the students to make a change.

The policies that the new principal has addressed are very important to the atmosphere of Kentlake. My freshman year electronics were allowed at Kentlake and I saw a negative impact when they were banned. And last year was my brother’s freshman year; he informed me that the passing periods were cut to four minutes, which I thought would be impossible, because I already never had time to stop at my locker between classes with five minutes.

I had Best, Boyd, and Shepard during my time at Kentlake and was happy to see their classes included in the article. They were some of my favorite teachers I had at Kentlake and I felt that those were the classes that I saw as the most useful to my future.

The University of Washington courses were such a great opportunity and taking advantage of them has helped me at Western Washington University. The fact that the new principal plans to utilize this available tool, shows me that he truly cares about the advancement of the students that attend Kentlake.

It is great to see that this school is seeing such a bright new administration and is finally getting influenced by the student’s beliefs.

Elyssa Young


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