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PRESS RELEASE: Travis Foster Recognized with Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award

The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board is pleased to share that Leto High School senior, Travis Foster, has been selected as the 2017 October Student Athlete of the Month.

During a school assembly, Partner Angela Rodante surprised Travis with the award and a $1,000 check to be donated to the school on his behalf.

Travis is a four year varsity soccer player at Leto High School. He was nominated by his soccer coach, Aaron Killips, for his perseverance not only in the field, but in the classroom as well.

A true example of a Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Student Athlete of the Month, Travis gives back to his community by volunteering at youth soccer camps; he has accumulated about 127 hours of community service. Even with his busy schedule, he has  maintained a 6.33 GPA while also being a part of the Leto Collegiate Academy where he goes to take college level courses at Hillsborough Community College in order to graduate with his AA and his high school diploma at the end of the school year. Travis has committed to the University of Tampa to play soccer and will be joining their team next year.

Congratulations and Good Luck on Your Future Endeavors Travis!


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.