On Dec. 15, KHS Athletics Boosters Past President Hope Lash’s dream came true. She had wanted an official State of Washington highway sign on the “Welcome to Kingston” sign that greets ferry riders as they get off of the boat; one that would let them know that the KHS swim and dive team was the 2017 2A state champions.
The sign is on Port of Kingston property, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce owns and maintains the Welcome sign.
“The team’s victory is a big thing for Kingston,” said Jim Pivarnik, executive director of the Port of Kingston. “We’re really pleased that we have been able to play even the smallest part in helping the community share in the pride of the team’s accomplishment.”

Photo: Kingston High School Athletic and Activities Coordinator Richart Henert, left, and KHS Athletics Boosters President David Winn hold the offical Washington state highway sign that will be attached to the “Welcome to Kingston” sign that greets ferry arrivals. Port Photo