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PRESS RELEASE: Hunter Berry Recognized with Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award

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Posted on October 31, 2018

The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board is pleased to share that Bloomingdale High School senior, Hunter Berry, has been selected as the 2018 September Student Athlete of the Month. Hunter was recently presented with the award during a ceremony in which Hunter’s swim team and Bloomingdale Swim Coach, Eva Appleby joined in the celebration to recognize Hunter’s accomplishments. On behalf of the entire Swope, Rodante Vanguard Student Athlete Selection Board, Hunter was presented with an award and a check for $1,000 which will be donated on his behalf towards Bloomingdale High School’s Athletic Department.

A truly dedicated young man, Hunter gives back to his community by volunteering with the Brandon Rams Football Team, as well as the Freshman Bull Camp where he is an orientation leader for incoming freshman. Even with his busy schedule including swim practice, homework and various commitments, he has maintained a near perfect GPA. Hunter has an exceptionally positive attitude, and has truly come into his own as a leader on the Bloomingdale swim team. A compassionate leader, he often helps younger, less experienced members of the swim team reach their highest potential. After graduating from high school, he will continue his education with plans to study Environmental Engineering and History at University of South Florida.

Congratulations Hunter! We wish you the very best in all your future endeavors!

The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County.


  • Senior in a public high school of Hillsborough County
  • Participate in at least 1 physical sport and have athletic achievements
  • Volunteers for community service and/or community involvement
  • Overcome a physical, personal, or mental hardship(s)
  • Current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have plans for continuing education

Nominate an outstanding student athlete today.

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