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PTHS Knowledge Bowl team wins state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Knowledge Bowl team for 2019 won the 1A Knowledge Bowl State Championship March 23 at West Valley High School in ...



PTHS alum dies in fire in Seattle  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School alum died in an apartment fire in Seattle March 18, and will be honored with a memorial *service* at Fort Worden next month.



PT students march in youth climate strike  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School students managed to maintain a brisk pace as they marched from their campus to the downtown, chanting, “What do we want?



PT Superintendent reviews 'Coffee Chats'  Port Townsend Leader

While citizens often criticize school or government officials for their lack of receptiveness, they don't always take advantage of opportunities to offer feedback.



Former PTHS music teacher returns to help teach clinic  Port Townsend Leader

A musical clinic for two school districts would be rare enough, but the clinic and performance for the public that followed on May 10 also heralded the brief return ...



PTHS Scholarship Foundation calls for higher-ed applicants  Port Townsend Leader

Graduates of Port Townsend High School who have completed one year or more in an undergraduate, tech or certificated program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or ...



PTHS: Winegar copes with father's death  Port Townsend Leader

Nico Winegar was born in Littleton, Colorado, but since his family moved to Port Townsend six months later, the 18-year-old graduating senior at Port Townsend ...



PT beats Archbishop Murphy at state mock trials  Port Townsend Leader

While the Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team didn't win the two-day state competition March 22-23, they placed well enough to earn the praise of their ...



Small, but mighty  Port Townsend Leader

The McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden saw a packed house for the 125th commencement ceremony for Port Townsend High School on the evening of June 7.



PTHS grad delights as orchestra guest  Port Townsend Leader

Audiences received more than what they were promised when renowned violist Matthew Daline, a former Port Townsend High School student, presented an ...



Tracking trends in school enrollments  Port Townsend Leader

When it comes to student enrollment, Port Townsend and Brinnon are on a continued upswing, Quilcene is experiencing a slight decline, and Chimacum is ...



Annual tribal canoe journey returns to Fort Worden's shores July 17  Port Townsend Leader

When the annual canoe journey returns to the beaches of Fort Worden July 17, the tribes taking part would ask spectators to be respectful of the event's cultural ...



PTHS crowns royalty for Homecoming  Port Townsend Leader

While the Port Townsend High School Homecoming Assembly Sept. 21saw the senior class predictably sweeping almost all the competition categories, they ...



Farmer dreams of expanded food program  Port Townsend Leader

Zach Gayne has two missions as garden coordinator for Port Townsend High School. One is educating students about how their food is grown. The other is ...



State Supreme Court hears cases in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A standing-room-only crowd packed the Jefferson County Superior Court courtroom Tuesday as Washington state's nine Supreme Court ...



Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow to showcase young talent  Port Townsend Leader

Among the talents to take part in the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club's 32nd annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Feb. 24 is the Port Townsend STEM Club's rock ...



PTHS students gather to honor Florida shooting victims  Port Townsend Leader

At least 165 Port Townsend High School students walked out of their school and down to the nearby ballfield to form a giant peace symbol in a demonstration of ...



Community gathers for annual Plant-A-Thon  Port Townsend Leader

As their boots squelched through the mud, Port Townsend High School junior Jasmine Yearian and senior Callay Boire and their “willow group” smashed down ...



Loss hits a Port Townsend music family  Peninsula Daily News

Jarrod Bramson remembered for fundraising, lyrics.



County prepares for winter storm  Port Townsend Leader

As snow began to fall Feb. 8, schools in Jefferson County announced early release times for students. PORT TOWNSEND The Port Townsend School District put ...



Spring Soiree raises $53K for PTEF  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend Education Foundation's annual Spring Soiree began March 2 with a look back at what the event had accomplished to date. PTEF board ...



State Supreme Court coming to Jefferson County  Port Townsend Leader

The Washington Supreme Court will hear three cases in Jefferson County on May 13 and 14. In addition to hearing cases at the Jefferson County Superior Court ...



Memorial Athletic Field plaque stolen  Port Townsend Leader

The plaque honoring veterans of World War I and World War II was stolen during the night on May 14.



Sea Dragons to compete in International Underwater Robotics Championships  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend's Sea Dragons underwater robotics team took first at a Pacific Northwest competition in May and is headed to this year's International ...



Former SOS owner dies in crash  Port Townsend Leader

The man killed Dec. 17 in a single-vehicle collision with a tree on South Discovery Road has been identified by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as Dan ...



Students get to 'Know Your Government'  Port Townsend Leader

Six students from Jefferson County were among more than 250 high school students and adults from across Washington who took part in a recent visit to the ...



Kiwanis spotlights Stars of Tomorrow  Port Townsend Leader

For the 32nd year, the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club provided a showcase for the Stars of Tomorrow.



Memorial service planned for Port Townsend man  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A memorial *service* is planned April 28 for Emerson Davis, who died at the age of 23, according to his Facebook page.



State Supreme Court to convene in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County residents can experience how the state Supreme Court works when justices bring three cases to the Jefferson County ...



Love in its many forms  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Players are hitting the stage to open 'Almost, Maine' this weekend. The nine actors and a handful of stage crew members have ...



Combatting depression with spin at PTHS  Port Townsend Leader

An estimated 3.1 million adolescents between ages 12 and 17 have had at least one major depressive episode, according to a 2016 National Institute of Mental ...



Port Townsend High School alumni gather for 119th year  Port Townsend Leader

The 119th annual Port Townsend High School Alumni Association Banquet was staged June 11, 2016 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317. The two oldest ...



Earth Day species study, beach cleanup at Fort Worden  Port Townsend Leader

Though the day started out with gray skies and brisk winds, volunteers turned out by the dozens to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center on the morning of ...



Community summit highlights shortage of caregivers in JeffCo  Port Townsend Leader

They're calling it the Silver Tsunami. Across the country, as Baby Boomers reach the age where many need caregiving, they're finding a shortage of people to ...



PT Sea Dragons team uses robot to help Port of Brownsville  Port Townsend Leader

Winning fourth place at an international marine robotics competition got Port Townsend's teenage underwater robotics team thinking. What else could their ...



Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team 11th at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial Team took 11th place in last weekend's state competition, winning two out of its four trials. The varsity PTHS Mock ...



PTHS, CHS announce 1st semester honor rolls  Port Townsend Leader

PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL Port Townsend High School has announced its first semester honor roll. Students named to the honor roll have achieved a ...



Lincoln School added to National Register  Port Townsend Leader

The old Lincoln School building, located on the Port Townsend High School campus, has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



SEVENTY48: Battling dark, fog and fatigue  Port Townsend Leader

Sometime in the early morning of June 1, Kelley Watson sat in her kayak off Foulweather Bluff north of Kingston, straining to see through the fog and darkness ...



Gatheringplace celebrates 25 years of aiding disabled  Port Townsend Leader

Craig Rogers is 63 years old, but he insists he didn't get into painting “seriously” until after he moved to Port Townsend in the late 1980s. Because of his spina ...



Former Jefferson County leader dies: Johnson remembered as politician, environmentalist, poet  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Former Jefferson County commission chairman Phil Johnson died Tuesday morning of complications of Parkinson's Disease.



PT boys, Chimacum girls secure traveling trophies  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend senior Cole Crawford scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, and the Redhawks pulled away ...



First Night 2018 celebration to welcome new year in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend's First Night year-end festival of arts and entertainment will celebrate with square dancing, film, live theater as well as live ...



New PT athletic director is PT alum  Port Townsend Leader

Lysa Falge graduated from Port Townsend High School (PTHS) 32 years ago and began working as its assistant athletic director three years ago, but this is the ...



PTHS alumni meet for 118th time  Port Townsend Leader

The 118th Port Townsend High School Alumni Banquet and Dance, presented by the PTHS Alumni Association, attracted a good crowd to the Elks Lodge June ...



PT track and field shows 'promising start' to season  Port Townsend Leader

Returning athletes improve on last year's bests The Port Townsend High School track and field teams opened their season Saturday, March 17 at the Seattle ...



New Blue Heron principal meets with school parents  Port Townsend Leader

Theresa Campbell, the interim principal for Blue Heron Middle School and the OCEAN Parent Partnership Program for the 2018-2019 school year, met with ...



SOS Printing closes its doors  Port Townsend Leader

The sudden closure of SOS Printing came as a surprise to Port Townsend and Jefferson County communities when owner Dan Huntingford, after being ...



PT track and field debuts 300-meter hurdlers  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School track and field team witnessed the debut of a few new features at its April 13 home meet at Blue Heron Middle School.



Rhody Festival royalty crowned  Port Townsend Leader

Mary Neville was crowned queen of the 84th annual Rhododendron Festival, and Kaylee Krajewski and Ellienne Thornton were named princesses during the ...



PTHS soccer boys blank Chimacum 9-0 at Memorial Field  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8 p.m. May 4 Port Townsend High School blanked the visiting Chimacum Cowboys 9-0 Monday in 1A Olympic League boys' soccer action at ...



PT Mini Maker Fair showcases initiative spirit  Port Townsend Leader

As the Great Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race proceeded through the rest of town, the Cotton Building was abuzz with its own creative energy.The Port ...



Construction, jetty and election among 2018 highlights  Port Townsend Leader

Each week, the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader provides a digest of news, features and sports. Here is our monthly recap in a monthly time-capsule ...



Lincoln School: To save or not to save  Port Townsend Leader

The Lincoln School building on the Port Townsend High School campus has been nominated to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. School ...



PT Mock Trial team places ninth at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team recently returned from the Washington State YMCA Youth and Government 2018 Mock Trial Case in Olympia, ...



Fragments of old Port Townsend found in Memorial Field  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Archaeological materials such as pieces of tiny animal bones, broken glass and ceramic kitchenware fragments dating back to the city's ...



PTHS swim team wins state academic championship  Port Townsend Leader

State champions” has a nice ring to it, whether the title is earned in athletic competition, or academically in the classroom. The Port Townsend High School swim ...



Heilig hired as Port Townsend High School football coach  Port Townsend Leader

Alex Heilig made a good first impression by coming to his job interview with a binder marked 'Redhawks football' that was full of details on how he would ...



PTHS swimmers' final home meet Oct. 20  Port Townsend Leader

Those who attended the swim team's home meet Oct. 13 against Kingston were treated to a loud and competitive event. It was the first meet of the season held at ...



Strike causes delayed start for PT  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend School District announced there will be a delay of start for students attending Salish Coast Elementary School due to a union strike.



PT softball player switches to hardball  Port Townsend Leader

She may be the only girl on the field, but as far as Port Townsend High School senior Jordyn King is concerned, “I'm just another player out there.” King's career ...



Shakespeare in the desert at PT high school  Port Townsend Leader

William Shakespeare meets the American West in Port Townsend High School's production of “As You Like It,” which opens this week. The play also is a finale ...



Sorry, but hate speech is free speech  Port Townsend Leader

Whether it's Neo-Nazis marching in Skokie, Illinois, or the Westboro Baptist Church picketing military funerals with “God Hates Fags” signs, the U.S. Supreme ...



NEWS BRIEFS: President's Day protest planned … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A protest of President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the nation's southern border is planned at 1 p.m. Monday, organizers said.



Nominations encouraged for 2019 Jefferson County Heart of Service award  Peninsula Daily News

NOW IS THE TIME to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made our ...



UPDATE: PT teacher held on $150000 bond after classroom disruption  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8:50 a.m. March 22 A Port Townsend High School teacher is being held on $150000 bond after allegedly threatening the school's principal March 18.



'Big Sonia' filmmaker speaks with students on eve of 'Women & Film'  Port Townsend Leader

Students at Port Townsend High School got an early lead-in to the Port Townsend Film Festival's “Women & Film” program April 12-14, when the PTHS ...



PT school district considers security camera policy  Port Townsend Leader

Where school security cameras may be located, who is allowed access to video recordings and how long recordings are kept are a few of the issues that are to ...



Daline to open orchestra season  Port Townsend Leader

Audience members at Port Townsend Community Orchestra's first concert of the season may recognize a familiar face among the other talented musicians.



AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Youth wrestling program begins Monday in Port Townsend; Marathon medal design contest for kids  Peninsula Daily News

Redhawk youth wrestling camp begins Monday. PORT TOWNSEND — A monthlong youth wrestling camp for ages 5 and older taught by Port Townsend High ...



PT cross-country places at Westling Invitational  Port Townsend Leader

Less than half of the Port Townsend High School (PTHS) cross-country team traveled to South Whidbey High School for the 39th annual 5K Carl Westling ...



Port Townsend woman killed in Brinnon wreck  Peninsula Daily News

BRINNON — A 72-year-old Port Townsend woman driving northbound on U.S. Highway 101 died Sunday afternoon after an Oregon driver traveling southbound ...



ReCyclery hires executive director, promotes new president  Port Townsend Leader

The ReCyclery, Port Townsend's nonprofit bicycle-recycling shop, has a new board president and executive director. David Thielk was named president after ...



Art: A bridge from self to world  Port Townsend Leader

The clay sculpture of a young girl stands about 7 inches tall. Her arms outstretched, bright blue eyes open wide, as if taking in the world around her.



Grant Street Elementary students say farewell to school building  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend students have ended the school year with memories, hugs and tears of leaving their classmates behind until September ...



Prosecutors charge PTHS teacher who allegedly threatened principal  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School math teacher who was arrested March 18 in a classroom after allegedly threatening the principal has a history of bipolar disorder, ...



Laying Lincoln School to rest  Port Townsend Leader

The 1892 Lincoln School building on Port Townsend High School's campus truly is one of Washington's most endangered historic properties. The hilltop ...



A survivor shares her story  Port Townsend Leader

When Kelechi Ubozoh became angry with a friend who told someone that Ubozoh was suicidal, her friend responded, “I'd rather have you be mad at me than be ...



PTHS graduates 'not ready to leave'  Port Townsend Leader

Speaking to and for his fellow class of 2015 graduates, Colin Coker began by admitting he'd ditched any attempt at writing a funny speech, opting instead to ...



Homecoming holler  Port Townsend Leader

Members of the PTHS senior class yell and cheer during the homecoming assembly on Sept. 22. Belen Matamoro and Stanislas Fontanges were crowned ...



County teens honored for leadership: 10 receive Majhan awards  Port Townsend Leader

Ten Jefferson County teens were honored by the Port Townsend Elks Club for their outstanding leadership and community *service* in 2017. Each teen received ...



BOYS BASKETBALL: Port Townsend's second-place 1992-93 team celebrated tonight  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Driven to overcome the district tournament disappointment of the previous campaign, the 1992-93 Port Townsend boys basketball team ...



How the '93 Redskins won: Teamwork  Port Townsend Leader

The 1993 Port Townsend High School boys' basketball team is celebrating its 25-year reunion on Jan. 19 at the Port Townsend boys' basketball game versus ...



PTHS students quiz Supreme Court justice  Port Townsend Leader

The death penalty, political influence on the selection of judges and affordable housing were a few of the topics that staff and students of Port Townsend High ...



PTHS grad wins world championship for Pinto horses  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School alum not only made it to this year's Pinto World Championship Show, but was also named a world champion in horse ...



Ninth-graders Kisler, O'Donnell serve as pages  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School ninth-graders River Kisler and Finnegan O'Donnell recently served as pages in the Washington State Senate and Washington State ...



Indian Island sailor shares service story  Port Townsend Leader

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Aaron Joseph has served eight years in “the world's finest Navy,” alongside some of “the brightest women and men,” he told Port ...



Port Townsend High School Redskins: Time to change name?  Q13 FOX

PORT TOWNSEND -- Should the Port Townsend School Board change the high school's Redskins team name because some consider it racially insensitive?



Home Show, climate change, alpacas featured on Peninsula  Peninsula Daily News

The Jefferson County Home Builders Association's 2019 Home Show, a climate change talk and a flea market featuring alpacas are among the upcoming ...



'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' opens Nov. 10  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School presents “The Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” an Italian satire by Dario Fo, as its fall production. “Great literature is always ...



PTHS grad sets sights on district court  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend attorney Noah Harrison, who can trace his involvement in law to Port Townsend High School, where he played an attorney in a mock trial contest ...



Parties settle case of bipolar PTHS math teacher: Charges to be dropped if Miller stays out of trouble for 2 years  Port Townsend Leader

Criminal charges against a former Port Townsend High School math teacher would be dropped if he keeps his nose clean for two years, according to an ...



From Redskins to Redhawks: Why one Washington high school changed team name after 88 years  Washington Post

This week, a Washington state high school whose sports teams were known as the Redskins for 88 years gave final approval for a new logo with the team's new ...



Two PTHS teams qualify for state mock trial  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial Team is sending both of its squads to the Washington State YMCA Mock Trial Competition in Olympia on March ...



MY STORY: The Boiler Room: A place to grow, learn  Port Townsend Leader

For my senior project this year, I volunteered at The Boiler Room in Port Townsend. In my time there, I learned that they offer free food, hygiene products, music ...



Conditioning paying off for PTHS wrestlers  Port Townsend Leader

The Redhawks sent a boys' squad that covered six weight divisions and finished 10th out of the 17 participating schools Jan. 21 at the End of Days meet at ...



Wrestler, 10, wins state championship  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend-trained wrestler recently won a statewide wrestling championship, thanks in no small part to local coaches.At the age of 10, Grady White won ...



Port Angeles High School students plan walkout to demand more action for school safety  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Students at Port Angeles High School are preparing to walk out of school March 14, showing solidarity with a plethora of students ...



Welcome to the world: PTHS play 'The Accidental Death of an Anarchist' gets 4 stars  Port Townsend Leader

Welcome to the world of Dario Fo (1926-2016) at Port Townsend High School (PTHS). Don't worry. His world is not as unfamiliar as the playwright's name.



LOOKING BACK: March 22,2017  Port Townsend Leader

110 years ago this week (1907) The County Courthouse may need a new chimney. “The smoke outlet now in use is so defective that grave fears are entertained ...



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