The Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that Caroline
Gibson, a senior from Plant High School, has been selected as the December
Student Athlete of the Month. Vanguard Attorneys, a Florida personal injury
law firm, created the award program to honor the hard-work, drive and
discipline necessary for student athletes to have a positive impact in
athletics, academics and the community. Members of the committee will
present Caroline with the award as well as a $1,000 check for the school’s
athletic department during a special assembly for students that will include
the Vanguard Award Presentation and a Safety Presentation put on by the
Tampa Police Department. The assembly will take place on Wednesday, January
23rdth at 8:30 am at Plant High School located at 2415 South Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
The firm is thrilled to celebrate Caroline’s achievements with local
police officers, the student body, teachers and administrators. Following
the Vanguard Award presentation, the Tampa Police Department plans to
speak about the importance of safety and making responsible decisions
during the upcoming Gasparilla Pirate Fest.
Caroline’s College and Career Counselor, Erin Grady, explains that
Caroline is a mature and responsible young lady who handles everything
with a positive attitude. Caroline battled Leukemia as a young child and
now volunteers at the Children’s Cancer Center to support others
battling the disease. She is also a member of Plant High School’s
Cross Country and Track teams and has won various accolades for her achievements.
In 2009, her Cross Country team was recognized for having the highest
GPA in Hillsborough County. Caroline has maintained excellent grades throughout
high school and plans to attend a four year university after graduation.
Each month of the school year, The Vanguard Award Selection Committee recognizes
the “Student Athlete of the Month.” The winning student receives
an award recognizing his/her achievements as well as a $1,000 check that
is donated to their school’s athletic department in honor of their
outstanding performance. Student Athletes of the Month are also eligible
to be named the overall “Student Athlete MVP” at the end of
the year and receive a check that is applied towards their college tuition.
The Vanguard Award also recognizes outstanding coaches. At the end of each
school year, two coaches – one male and one female coach –are
recognized for their remarkable contributions, both on and off the field.
Each Coach of the Year is presented with $1,000 as a way of thanking them
for their commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
www.Vanguardattorneys.com/Vanguard-Award to learn more.