PNFOA Awards Annual
January 26, 2015 at the Juanita HS Football Banquet,
PNFOA awarded Nick Peterson their annual
The award is
granted to the school with the expectation that the
school and coaching staff will choose an individual
football player who is planning on furthering his
education after graduation. This educational
institution can include: junior college, community
college, vocational school or a four year
college/university. The award is a $500 check toward
expenses at that school.
Since 2003 PNFOA
has given sportsmanship awards to football teams in
our service area (King County, WA) that exhibit
excellent sportsmanship on the field. PNFOA members
fund this award by donating their own game fees.
This year PNFOA official Mike Carter presented the
individual scholarship award to Nick Peterson while
PNFOA official Paul McKillop presented the team
award to Head Coach Shawn Tarantola.
From left: Mike Carter
(PNFOA), Nick Peterson (Student Athlete), Shawn
Tarantola (Head Football Coach),
Paul McKillop (PNFOA), Chris Nelson (C Team Head
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