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Strawberry Crest Student Athlete Honored during School Morning Show

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Posted on February 4, 2013

The Vanguard Award Selection Committee is proud to announce that Mazeed Aro-Lambo, a senior from Strawberry Crest High School, has been selected as the January 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 Mazeed with the award as well as a $1,000 check to be donated to the school’s athletic department on his behalf during Strawberry Crest’s morning show on Wednesday, February 6th at 9:15 am at Strawberry Crest High School located at 4691 Gallagher Rd, Dover, FL 33527.

Scott Vomacka, Strawberry Crest’s head soccer coach, explains that Mazeed is a wonderful student athlete who, despite personal hardships, has been able to succeed and achieve his goals. Mazeed endured the loss of a parent at a young age and has grown into a remarkable young man. An impressive soccer player, Mazeed is the school’s leading goal scorer this season. When he isn’t playing soccer, he gives back to the community through volunteer work at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, the Museum of Science & Industry and Metropolitan Ministries. Mazeed is also incredibly dedicated to academics and is currently ranked 6th in Strawberry Crest’s first graduating IB Class. After high school, he plans to attend Northwestern University on a full academic scholarship.

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.

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  • The student athlete’s name and year (juniors and seniors only);
  • Current overall GPA (GPA of 3.0 or above);
  • Sport and athletic achievements (open to student athletes who compete in their nominated sport during the nomination month or the previous month – for example, the April Vanguard Award will consider student athletes who compete in March or April);
  • Community involvement;
  • Any hardships overcome by the student athlete; and
  • Plans for continuing education.

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