Honoring Outstanding Manatee County High School Seniors

Golden Herald Awards logoManatee 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.

2024 Golden Herald Award list of sponsors2024 Golden Herald Award Sponsors

  • Platinum Sponsors: Manatee Memorial Hospital, Manatee Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Gold Sponsors: Bradenton Herald, Manatee Memorial Medical Staff
  • Silver Sponsors: NDC Construction Company
  • Bronze Sponsors: Mosaic, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball/Bradenton Marauders
  • Community Sponsors: Bradenton Kiwanis, Early Learning Coalition, Schofield and Spencer, P.A., State College of Florida
  • Patron Sponsors: Cox Auto Group, Manatee Education Television (METV), University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

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 23, 2024 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 23, 2024 — Application deadline at 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 — Student interviews, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 — The Golden Herald Awards Ceremony at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

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.