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Our New Principal at Lakes High School!

Welcome Mr. Kurtz!
Mr. Kurtz, Lakes principal

Mr. Kurtz is Lakes’ new principal, and he couldn’t help but become a favorite to the staff and students. Mr. Kurtz started as a substitute teacher in the year 1996, hired at Clover Park High School from the early years of 2001 through 2011 teaching math and as a football coach. He joined the Lakes team in 2007, as a Lakes Lancers football coach! 

Mr. Kurtz has 2 Bassett hounds, named Earl and Ruby. On top of the puppies, he also has 3 cats and 4 goats! He grew up in Montana and went to PLU for college and played college football, and his favorite candy is Reece’s peanut butter cups! 

While visiting Mr. Kurtz we asked him what he would like to say to the Lancer family and he responded with,  

“Lakes is a great school, academically with our AP Art all the way to our JROTC program. Our programs are very strong and it’s very important to me because I feel the need to make students understand how great lakes is, although we tend to think negatively about it as students. I get excited to wake up every morning to come to school every day to say hi to the kids when they get here, which is the highest part of my day”.

Welcome back to Lakes, Mr. Kurtz! 

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Mylie mason
Mylie mason, Reporter
Hi! my name is Mylie mason and I'm a junior here at lakes. I am involved in mentoring and the schools advanced choir. Some of the things I enjoy outside of school are hiking and exploring new places in Washington. I am very passionate about nature and plan to have a career in environmental science. Some of the things I write about in journalism are informing people on the history of certain holidays and activity's we enjoy as humans and why we celebrate indulge in them. I also write about things going on at lakes like dances and games. these are just a few things about me, and I hope you enjoy what I write!
Ava Eckley
Ava Eckley, Reporter
Hi i'm Ava, and i'm a senior here at lakes high school! I've been with the ledger for 2 years including this one. I have three cats; Thomas Pancake Pickles, The Adventurer, The First Of His Name, Violet and Rocky who i often call my little spicy Cheeto. Some things I'm passionate about would have to include; the ocean, Taylor Swift, traveling, reading, and of course pasta!

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    JBrewerOct 16, 2023 at 10:55 am


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    NemiyahOct 16, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Mr. Kurtz is indeed a really cool guy, I enjoy your opinion on him.

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    Louise Hadassah WomackOct 16, 2023 at 8:09 am

    JROTC loves you too Mr. Kurtz!

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    Dana Rose DungcaOct 12, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Yay Mr. Kurtz!! Looking forward to a great year with a great principal 🙂

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    GreciaOct 12, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    This is such a great bite-sized article; I didn’t know that he had so many pets!