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Passion for sailing guides award-winning Puget Sound Sailing Institute director

Mike Rice, a Gig Harbor resident since 1994, has received his eighth Outstanding Instructor Award from the American Sailing Association (ASA) for 2016. Additionally, two other Puget Sound Sailing Institute instructors — John Mulligan, also from Gig Harbor, and Arthur Vanderveld — won the award for 2016, taking three of the four awards from ASA in Washington state.

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Secrets of a successful sailing instructor

Gig Harbor resident Mike Rice started the Puget Sound Sailing Institute 32 years ago. Since then, four of its sailors have won Outstanding Instructor of the Year from the American Sailing Association, including Rice who earned the honor for the eighth time in 2016.

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CAPE event continues to introduce middle school girls to STEM careers

Almost nothing can be as exciting, rewarding, and making you feel hope for our nation’s future as C.A.P.E. (Translation: Career And Pathway Expo). This has become an annual gathering at Harbor Ridge Middle School for sixth, seventh and eighth grade middle school girls to expose them to and encourage them to find careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

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Secrets of a successful sailing instructor

Gig Harbor resident Mike Rice started the Puget Sound Sailing Institute 32 years ago. Since then, four of its sailors have won Outstanding Instructor of the Year from the American Sailing Association, including Rice who earned the honor for the eighth time in 2016.
Drew Perine drew.perine@thenewstribune.com
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