Honoring Outstanding Manatee County High School Seniors

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

Manatee Memorial Hospital became a sponsor over 20 years ago when we realized the program identifies high school seniors with strong characteristics of future leaders who showed their commitment to giving back to their school and community by volunteering.

Each participating high school in Manatee County is invited to nominate up to two seniors in each category. Categories, qualifications and general information about the program can be found in the brochure. 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.

The scholarship portion of the Golden Herald Awards could not be made possible without the continued support of our community businesses. We thank them for their monetary and in-kind donations to our Manatee County high school seniors. Please see this year's sponsorship contributors.

Submit an Application

Application forms are available through the high school office or can be downloaded here (PDF) or here (DOCX). Completed applications must be received at Manatee Memorial Hospital by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Please send applications to:

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

Student interviews will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The Golden Herald Awards Ceremony will be held at the Neel Performing Arts Center at the State College of Florida (SCF), Manatee-Sarasota Campus on Thursday May 7, 2020.

More Information

For more information on the Golden Herald Awards, please contact Lisa Arrigo Hoban, 941-725-1236 or email laevents@tampabay.rr.com.