2024 PEAAK Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Activities and Athletics

The Promoting Excellence in Activities and Athletics in Kern (PEAAK) Awards, hosted by Kern High Network, was a night to remember as we celebrated the remarkable achievements of our students, staff, and schools. The ceremony honored those who demonstrated outstanding dedication, performance, and leadership in extracurricular activities and athletics.
On May 15, 2024, over 350 individuals in 39 categories were recognized and honored with over 1,500 in attendance. Click here to watch the full recorded livestream.

Congratulations to everyone’s outstanding achievements!

Greatest Community Supporter

Winner: Aera Energy


Most Inspirational Award

Winner: Elijah Lidgett – Liberty High School

Best Editing in Video/Film

Winner: “Overstayed” by Kyle Palla & Aris Gomez – CTEC

Outstanding Leadership

Winner: Centennial High School Robotics Team 7983A

Scholar Artist

Winner: Aaron Guerra – Centennial High School 

Outstanding Artist

Winner: Allison Darke – Bakersfield High School 

Scholar Photographer

Winner: Ixtaccihuatl Sanchez Acosta – Bakersfield High School 

Greatest Comeback

Winner: Shafter High School Varsity Football team

Most Memorable Moment

Winner: Foothill High School Varsity Boys Soccer team

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theater

Winner: Jesus Miranda – Golden Valley High School 

Best Example of Sportsmanship

Winner: Centennial High School Girls Varsity Soccer

Best Male Athlete

Winner: Brycen Tablit – Frontier High School 

Best Female Athlete

Winner: Aspen Hacker – Kern Valley High School 

Best Public Event or Competition

Winner: Agriculture Communication Class – Frontier High School 

Best Student Produced News Broadcast

Winner: HQTV News – Shafter High School 

Scholar Vocalist

Winner: Armando Gil Rojo – Stockdale High School 

Outstanding Scholar Thespian

Winner: Katie Johnson – Highland High School 

Outstanding Achievement in Theater

Winner: JuanCarlos Arellano – Mira Monte High School 

Best Female Student Athlete

Winner: Caelyn Armijo – Stockdale High School 

Best Male Student Athlete

Winner: Jared Delgado – East Bakersfield High School 

Athletic Play of the Year

Winner: Baylin Statler – North High School 

Best in Art

Winner: Francis Escudero and Isabella Escudero – Highland High School 

Best in Photography

Winner: Diego Arredondo – CTEC

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Winner: Mariachi Los Osos – Arvin High School 

Outstanding Performance in a Live Theatrical Production: Musical

Maggie Lehman – Bakersfield High School 

Outstanding Performance in a Live Theatrical Production: Non-Musical

Winner: Rei Ferrel – Golden Valley High School 

Best Community Service Project

Winner: Red Cross Club – Highland High School 

Outstanding Live Theatrical Production: Musical

Winner: Chicago – Bakersfield High School

Best in Film/Video

Winner: The Duel  - Centennial High School


Outstanding Live Theatrical Production: Non-Musical

Winner: Macbeth – Golden Valley High School

Outstanding Original Live Theatrical Production

Winner: Black Bart and Bakersfield Train Heist – Centennial High School 

Tradition of Excellence

Winner: Independence High School Girls Varsity Soccer team

Scholastic Team of the Year

Winner: Stockdale High School Girls Varsity Tennis team

Excellence in Writing

Winner: Abigail Arellano – Ridgeview High School 

Best News Story

Winner: Kayla L Vaughn – Del Oro High School 

Best Cheering Section

Winner: Star Spirit Club – North High School

Best Design

Winner: GG Media, Hunter Birch and Adiel Dieguez – West High School 

Harvey Hall Spirit Award

Winner: South High School Black Student Union

Kern High School District Superintendent’s Ambassador Award

Winner: Amy Haddad and Sophia Rubio – West High School