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Hawks Scholarship Awards Record Amount to PHS Seniors

One hundred and thirty-four graduating Peninsula High School seniors received $366,800 in scholarships at the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund award ceremony May 18. Fifty scholarship winners were from the Key Peninsula.

"It's more money than we've ever awarded," said Hayley Nichols, scholarship donor chair and Evergreen Elementary School alumna. The scholarship fund is one of the largest in the state, according to the Peninsula School District.

The fund was founded in 1984 by a group of PHS parents who wanted to provide more recognition to seniors at a time when the school was losing students to then recently opened Gig Harbor High. That first year they awarded $5,000.

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