We know that Bainbridge schools are known to be among the best in the state. But how do our graduates fare in the world beyond our island?

If you’re curious about that, you might be interested in attending an upcoming event called How Bainbridge Grads are Changing the World.

The event, which is sponsored by the Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF), will feature recent graduates of the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) who are now pursuing careers in public service, music, STEM and business. These young professionals will share their thoughts on their public school education and discuss specifically what served them well and what they would change.

The evening offers a great opportunity for educators, BISD staff, current students and community leaders to hear directly from recent graduates about what they feel today’s students need to be successful.

In this podcast, BSF’s Mairead Shutt and Peter Murchie tell us about the event and describe some of the ways the foundation contributes to the success of our public education system. With generous support from our community, the foundation funds a variety of programs, including professional development and trainings for teachers, a K-4 STEM lab, academic support for struggling students, classroom grants, and, with events like this one, educating and building awareness in our community.  

How Bainbridge Grads are Changing the World will be held on Wednesday, October 25th, from 7-9 pm at IslandWood’s Great Hall. Tickets are $25 per person; educators, BISD staff and high school students are free.

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Bainbridge Schools Foundation: https://www.bainbridgeschoolsfoundation.org/events/  

Credits: BCB host: Christina Hulet; audio editor: Chris Walker; publisher: Diane Walker.