17th Annual Students of Distinction Awards Wednesday - May 22, 2019 - 6PM Thirty-six graduating seniors from the Peninsula School District will be honored this spring at the 17th annual Students of Distinction Awards Ceremony on May 22nd at Ocean5. Beginning in mid-March, The Peninsula Gateway will run weekly story profiles on this year's student nominees. The special series will run through the end of May 2019. The Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula community is invited to join in the awards dinner and ceremony honoring the distinguished graduating seniors from Gig Harbor, Henderson Bay, and Peninsula high schools. Ticket price includes full meal, beverages and awards ceremony. Annually, students are nominated by teachers, peers, parents, or community members. Finalists are selected by a panel at each school, and then interviewed by a panel of community leaders in late April. Students are honored in one of seven different categories:
• Career & Technological Excellence
• Community Service
• Music, Arts & Drama
• Overcoming Adversity
• Science & Technology
Since 2003, the Students of Distinction program has honored more than 560 graduating seniors from the Peninsula School District.