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Todd J. Bryant was a 2002 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West
part of his education experience at West Point, Todd volunteered to spend a
portion of his summer leave participating in Service America, a program that
places cadets with AmeriCorps programs whose members address many of the
critical education, public safety, environmental and human needs in communities
across the country.
Service America had its beginnings in Washington State with the first
cadets being placed in the state during the summer of 1998.
Cadets share their leadership, organizational, and technical skills as
they serve side by side with many peers their age, addressing critical needs of
our country in national civilian service.
was placed at West Hills Elementary School in Bremerton, Washington and served
at West Hills in the summer of 2001.
He was a strong role model for students he tutored, many of whom live in
the nearby public housing project.
Todd quickly became known not only as a fun person to be with, but also a
person who knew the importance of reading and the application of reading to all
He had a special gift to make connections with a diverse group of
children regardless of their background or reading level.
He read stories, but also had time to listen to the personal stories of
children who often times faced major challenges in their young lives just to
have their basic needs met on a daily basis.
his return home that summer, Todd shared with his mother that he thought he
could be a teacher after he finished his military responsibilities based on the
experience he had at West Hills during the summer.
In his short time at West Hills, Todd exhibited the qualities of a good
teacher and would have been a welcome addition to the teaching ranks at any
school in the nation.
Lt. Todd J. Bryant Memorial Fund
c/o Bremerton Schools Foundation
134 N. Marion Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98312
can be made payable to the Bremerton Schools Foundation
with a notation on the check that the contribution is for
the Lt. Todd J. Bryant Memorial Fund.
Last Updated: 6/01/04