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Shelton School District’s Most Inspiring Students

[VIDEO] For the third year, the Shelton School District recognized 35 students for succeeding in school despite various challenges in their lives and in the process, inspired others. Each of the District’s seven schools selected a student for each grade to be recognized at a dinner Thursday night.

Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle kicked off the ceremony by describing the strength he sees in students, staff and the community.

The guest speaker during the event was Brigadier General Kathy Roberts.

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Education Topic of Shelton Mason County Chamber Luncheon

[VIDEO] Education in the Mason County was the topic of Thursday’s Shelton-Mason County Chamber Luncheon..

The speakers were Shawn Batstone, Superintendent of the Hood Canal School District, Alex Apostle, the Superintendent of the Shelton School District, and Allison Smith, Olympic College Shelton Campus Administrator.

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TIP-CAP Wraps Up Community Outreach

The Mason County Transportation Improvement Program – Citizens Advisory Panel (TIP-CAP) wrapped up its community out reach process Wednesday night in Mason PUD 3’s Auditorium. TIP-CAP is gathering public input on county projects, safety issues and general transportation needs in Mason County. Members Phil Wolff and Jack Johnson led the discussion that focused on detouring traffic off state highways onto county roads and the lack of signage show motorist where to go in those situations, traffic lights in Shelton, the intersection of Highway 3 and Johns Prairie Road, and the difficulty for large trucks to legally move through the county.

More information is available on the County’s website: http://www.co.mason.wa.us/ac/tip-cap/index.php. If you have suggestions for the TIP-CAP or would like to comment, contact Mason County Public Works.

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Final State Golf Results

At the State Golf Championships, North Mason’s Eric Jones finished 17th and Shelton’s Tim Nail was 24th.

Jones knocked three strokes off his score on the second day of the Class 2A Tournament at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. The Bulldog shot a two-day total of 155 (79 in the first round, 76 in the second).

Nail shot a two-day total of 153 in the Class 3A competition at the Creek at Qualchan in Spokane. The Highclimber shot 76 on the first day and 77 on the second.

First Day of State Golf Results

At the Class 2A Boys’ State Golf Championships, North Mason’s Eric Jones shot a 79 in the first round at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland and is tied for 21st. Jones has a second round tee time of 8:26 AM.
The Bulldogs’ other State qualifier, Luke Morris, missed making the second round by a stroke shooting an 85.

After the first day of the Class 3A Boys’ State Golf Championships, Shelton’s Tim Nail shot a first-round 76 at the Creek at Qualchan in Spokane and is tied for 17th. The Highclimbers’ Ethan Pentony had a 77 and is tied for 24th among Class 3A golfers. Nail’s second round tee time is 8:15 AM and Pentony tees off at 8:24 AM today.

The ‘Climbers’ Dreann Merriman had a 97 in the first round at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane. Unfortunately Merriman didn’t advance to the second day of the Class 3A Girls’ Golf Championships.

Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the May 22, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 6 PM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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County Unemployment Down in April

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped in April. According to preliminary figures from the State Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 6.6 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for March of 7 percent but the same as the rate for April of last year.

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Watch Mason County Board of Health

Watch the May 22, 2018 Mason County Board of Health meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 3 PM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Shelton District Track Results

At the Class 3A West Central District 3 / Southwest Distrct 4 Track and Field Championships, Shelton had six athletes advance to State.

Cody Hall finished 2nd in the boys’ javelin with a season record throw of 167 feet, 6 inches.

Freshman Victoria Silverman took 3rd in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 46.11 seconds.

McKenzie Salazar-Fox placed 4th in the girls’ shot put.

Trinity Payment was 4th in the girls’ long jump (with a personal record 17 feet 1.75 inches).

Josiah Salazar-Fox took 4th in the boys’ 400 meters.

William Johnson was 5th in the boys’ 1600 meters (with a personal record time of 9 minutes, 39.64 seconds).

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