Honoring Outstanding Manatee County High School Seniors

Manatee Memorial Hospital is proud to once again be the presenter of this year’s Golden Herald Awards, which honors outstanding Manatee County high school seniors for noble service to their schools and community. This award program was established in 1978 by the Bradenton Herald.

The essential qualification for a Golden Herald nominee is service. The Golden Herald Award in each category is given to the individual whose record of achievement and service to school and community best exemplifies the unselfish use of talents and abilities to help others.

Each participating high school in Manatee County is invited to nominate up to two seniors in each of 16 categories. Categories, qualifications and general information about the program can be found in the brochure, which can be downloaded here. A school committee, under the direction of the principal or designated representative, shall determine which two students in each category will have their applications submitted to Manatee Memorial Hospital.

How to Submit an Application

Application forms are available through the high school office or can be downloaded here. Completed applications must be received at Manatee Memorial Hospital by Friday, February 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Please drop off applications or send to:

Manatee Memorial Hospital
Attention: Executive Assistant, Executive Office
206 2nd Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Key Dates

  • Friday, February 24, 2023 — Application deadline at 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 — Student interviews
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 — The Golden Herald Awards Ceremony at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center
  • Golden Herald Invitation Flyer —> 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We could not have accomplished this without the generous support of our sponsors who continue to play an important role.

Platinum Sponsors

Manatee Memorial Hospital
Manatee Memorial Foundation Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Bradenton Herald
NDC Construction Company

Silver Sponsors

Manatee Memorial Medical Staff
Bradenton Marauders

Bronze Sponsors

Bradenton Kiwanis
Early Learning Coalition
Keiser University
Schofield and Spencer, P.A.
State College of Florida
The Borsheim Family

Community Sponsors

Cox Auto Group
Manatee Education Television (METV)
Turner Construction Company
University of South Florida

Donation Sponsors

Mark and Marianne Barnebey
Raymond James and Associates – Bruce Body
Scroggins Insurance Agency, Inc.

More Information

For more information on the Golden Herald Awards, please contact Lisa Arrigo Hoban from L.A. Events, Inc., at 941-725-1236 or lahoban@laeventsinc.com.