Each year the awards ceremony highlights the students' accomplishments. Nominees must be Peninsula School District graduating seniors and have made a significant contribution to their field or mankind in general. Students are nominated by peers, teachers or parents. Finalists are selected by a panel at each school, followed by interviews with panels comprised of community
leaders who select one individual from their specific category to receive an additional scholarship and the Panelists’ Choice award.
Students are honored in one of seven different categories: academics; athletics; career and technical excellence; community service; music, arts and drama; overcoming adversity; and science and technology.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023
Ocean5 Banquet Room
5268 Pt. Fosdick Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM
Each February, ~36 high school seniors are nominated by teachers, peers, parents, or community members in seven categories. Then, beginning in April each year, The Peninsula Gateway features vignettes highlighting the students’ accomplishments over a six week period leading up to the awards ceremony held in late May.
Sponsors as Kitsap Credit Union, Peninsula Light Company, The Peninsula Gateway, Ocean5, Greater Gig Harbor Foundation and individual donors have helped to provide more than $11,000 in scholarship funds annually - over $231,500 to date.