DATE: October 25, 2017
Vero Beach, FL – October 25, 2017 – Vero Beach High School (VBHS) has been named the winner of three prestigious athletic awards. The first of these is the Cary E. McDonald Award for the Class 9A Athletic Program of The Year, presented by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA). The award is given in recognition of the most successful athletic program in the State of Florida.
VBHS was also named the winner of the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award in two categories, Boys Class 9A and Class 9A Overall. Points are awarded to a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport with subtractions for any school, team, or individual rule violation.
Athletic Director, and Head Football Coach Lenny Jankowski, stated, “Vero Beach High School is extremely honored to be receiving these three prestigious awards. There are many great athletic programs in Florida and to be recognized as the most successful speaks volumes for all involved. Our coaches and student-athletes continue to work extremely hard on and off the field and on and off the court. They put in countless hours and make us proud daily. It is an honor to have them recognized by both the FHSAA and the FACA.”
Vero Beach High School Principal, Shawn O’Keefe, added, “I am extremely proud of our student athletes and our athletic programs at VBHS. Hard work and dedication are attributes of our entire VBHS school culture, and the success of our athletic programs is an outstanding reflection of our school.”
These awards recognize both athletic success and sportsmanlike conduct. VBHS is proud of its athletes, who help to make it “great to be a fighting Indian.”
Cary E. McDonald Award and Floyd E. Lay
Sunshine Cup All Sports Awards