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Kitsap Bank Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

June 7, 2022
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Each year, Kitsap Bank provides scholarships to students of employees who are graduating high school and going on to attend a college or technical school. This year, the Bank presented 11 scholarships to 2022 graduates. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are:

Student Name


Parent (Kitsap Bank Employee)

Adrianna Peterson

South Kitsap High School

Jaira Peterson

Ameelia Poulsen

Hazen High School

Aleecia Poulsen

Dominic Brown

Kentridge High School

Don Brown

Dominic Martinez

Bellarmine Preparatory School

Rich Martinez

Hailey Hall

Central Kitsap High School

Ken Hall

Jack Wolfe

Sumner High School

Charlotte Wolfe

Jacqueline Flynn

Gig Harbor High School

Kathy Flynn

Kaiya Moore

Olympic High School

Cindy McKim

Ruby Hobbs

Klahowya Secondary School

Lisa Hobbs

Samantha Jordan Taylor

Orting High School

Maureen Taylor

Wyatt Duthie

Olympic High School

Kate Duthie

“We are extremely pleased to provide scholarships to this talented group of students,” stated Helen Langer Smith, Vice Chairwoman of the Board. “At Kitsap Bank, we value education, and we are happy to help the children of our employees reach their educational goals.”

Adrianna Peterson plans on transferring to Washington State University after Olympic College to pursue a career as a Veterinarian. Ameelia Poulsen will be attending Cal Poly Humboldt to study Political Science, with a concentration in the environment and sustainability. Dominic Brown is planning to pursue a Business degree at George Fox University. Dominic Martinez is planning to study Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Gonzaga University this fall. Hailey Hall will be studying Biology at the University of San Diego. Jack Wolfe is planning to pursue a career in Computer Engineering at Washington State University. Jacqueline Flynn will be attending the University of Washington to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s in the field of Veterinary Medicine. Kaiya Moore will also be attending the University of Washington to study pre-sciences, Biology. Ruby Hobbs will be pursuing a degree in Social Work at Olympic College. Samantha Jordan Taylor will be attending the University of Washington to pursue an education in Mathematics and Data Analytics. Wyatt Duthie will be studying Environmental Science at Western Washington University.


Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With $1.7 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist and one of Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Kitsap Bank was awarded the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, as part of the Corporations for Communities Award Program and received the Manufacturing Award for Innovation by the Association of Washington Businesses for the edg3 FUND Small Business Competition. Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 FUND was also recognized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in 2015 with their Strong Communities Award. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 22nd largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the sixth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was named Family-Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter