Dan Froelich Youth Award

Each year, the PB Town Council bestows the Dan Froelich Youth Award for outstanding community service on middle school and high school students who have made positive contributions to the Pacific Beach community.

“The Dan Froelich Youth Award was initiated by the Pacific Beach Town Council in June 1990 in recognition of Dan Froelich, a former student at Mission Bay High School. Dan began volunteering with the Town Council at the age of eleven. His excellent example of community service and volunteerism helped the Pacific Beach Town Council recognize the need to involve students in the Pacific Beach area and give them the chance to be an integral part of their neighborhood. This spirit of excellence in Mission Bay High School students continues with our 2023 PBTC President Charlie Nieto, an active volunteer with our organization since 2020.”

Mission Bay High School seniors are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship and PBMS 8th graders are eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

The 2023 application window is closed!

Recipients will be announced at their respective school award ceremonies and must attend the June or July PBTC General Meeting to accept the check – info here

2022 Award Winner

MBHS senior: John William Francis

What does volunteerism look like? Will volunteered at his church, La Jolla Presbyterian, from 2017-2019 with their transitionary homeless outreach program serving meals. In 2019 he worked for a week as a Sierra Service Project volunteer cleaning up neighborhoods, fixing fences, and painting houses. In 2019 he also volunteered with San Diego Junior Lifeguards as a camp counselor during Autism Week. More recently, Will volunteered for the Pacific Beach Restaurant Coalition during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic as a food runner for Homebound Services, delivering meals to the elderly in our community.

In addition to Will’s outstanding community service record, he also maintains an impressive 4.7 GPA and is a member of the varsity sand volleyball and soccer teams. All of Will’s hard work paid off when he was accepted to Princeton University where he will major in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. 

“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to represent Pacific Beach as a soccer player at Princeton University,” said Will. 

With his ambitious goals, Will plans to use his PBTC scholarship award along with money earned from his part-time job to help cover his Ivy League tuition in the fall. Best of luck Will!