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Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship | Tacoma Athletic
Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship

Supporting youth & sports since 1942.

Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship

Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship


Clay Huntington Sports Communication ScholarshipClay Huntington may have been the youngest sportswriter and sportscaster in Tacoma’s history. He started while in Lincoln High School, working for the Tacoma Times and KMO radio, and he continued while attending the College of Puget Sound. He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, the first voice of the Tacoma Tigers when professional baseball returned to Tacoma in 1946 and also broadcast Tacoma Rockets hockey games from 1946-53.

A former Pierce County Commissioner and founder of the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, Clay owns radio station KLAY, one of the last stations still covering Tacoma high school and college sports in addition to Tacoma’s professional teams.

The Clay Huntington Scholarship Award is a TAC effort, dedicated in Clay’s name, to assist deserving local high school and college students in their pursuit of broadcasting or journalism at the college of their choice.

2020Daniel ShurrPeninsula High School
2019Albert JamesLakes High School
2018Josh HaniganBellarmine Prep
2016Joe LyonBellarmine Prep
2015Kasey HewittLakes High School
2014Andrea BowmanBonney Lake High School
2013James SilbermanPeninsula High School
2012Michael SchwartzeWilson High School
2011Elliot RosenWilson High School
2010Alex BenzegalaPeninsula High School
2009Jordan LewisFife High School
2008Brittany WardPuyallup High School
2007Mike BeersPierce College
2006Nick KajcaEmerald Ridge High School
2005Spencer DrolettePeninsula High School
2004Brendon KepnerSpanaway Lake High School
2003Russell HoughtalingPeninsula High School
2002Chad PotterGig Harbor High School
2001Spencer SnopePeninsula High School
2000Kara Rae SkaggPeninsula High School