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April 5, 2022

Maritime High School

The Northwest Maritime Center has received gifts from maritime industry leaders, Saltchuk companies Foss Maritime, TOTE, and NorthStar Energy ($500,0000) and Lake Union Drydock ($200,000) in support of Maritime High School, an innovative, project-based learning school within the Highline Public School District. Company founders and leadership have pledged an additional $150,000. Maritime High School opened last fall to a class of 35 students. Funding from Saltchuk and Lake Union Drydock will support start-up costs for the first four years, and allow the school to grow to 400 students by 2025. Graduates will be equally prepared to enter into the maritime workforce or continue their education at a two or four-year college. The gifts also provide momentum toward a $7.5 million goal set by the Northwest Maritime Center to support the first four years of the school. Jason Childs is president and CEO of Saltchuk Marine. Lake Union Drydock is an integral part of Seattle's maritime industry. Bruce Jones, chairman, and Hobie Stebbins, president and CEO, are third-generation leaders of the 100+-year-old business. Maritime High School is currently accepting applications from incoming ninth and 10th graders for the 2022-23 school year. Admission is open to all students in Washington state. Additional information about Maritime High School can be found at http://www.maritime.highlineschools.org/admissions. The Northwest Maritime Center engages and educates people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life.

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