Jeremy Gomez

Jeremy Gomez      3/18/94 - 7/18/10

     Jeremy was a member of the Forest Hill Marching Band in 2008 and 2009. He was only 16 years old when he died.
     In May of 2010 Jeremy, his family and everyone who knew him would have their life changed forever.  He got sick almost overnight. Within 10 days of being told his liver enzymes were very elevated, he was transplanted with a new liver. He was then on his way to recovery, when he started feeling bad again. July 4th Jeremy was re-admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and within a few days was diagnosed with Leukemia. In a matter of a few short weeks Jeremy was gone. He passed away on July 18, 2010.

     In 2011,  the Forest Hill Band began presenting a scholarship award in his name... The Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded at the annual Band Banquet. Last year, the recognition went to Megan Freel, Drum Major and friend of Jeremy.

     (Update: The award has now become the Jeremy Gomez memorial Award and no longer a scholarship award!)

To find out more about Jeremy, you can read his Obituary.


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2018

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    2017 award recipients:

Noell Scorsone

Antonio Artero

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The 2016 recipients of the Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship is Katarina Alzugary and Mario Matos. 

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The 2015 recipient of the Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship is Kaitlyn Moore. 

Kaitlyn Moore was a member of the marching and concert band at Forest Hill Community High School for four years where she played the flute as well as the piccolo and participated in all of the fundraising opportunities. She held the positions of Sergeant of Inventory, Assistant Drum Major and Drum Major. One of her many musical achievements is receiving a superior rating on her Grade 5 solo at States. Throughout her four years at Forest Hill Community High School she was consistently ranked within the top 5% of her class while enrolled in Honors, Advanced Placement and IB courses.  

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The 2014 recipient of the Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship is Joan Diaz. 
     Joan is a Four-Year Forest Hill High School Falcon Band member, Band Captain and Low Brass section leader. Like the other recipients, he is receiving this award because of his love for band and his love for life.                     
    Congratulations Joan Diaz on winning this special award.

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Washington Garcia is the recipient of the Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship Award for 2013. A 4 year Senior, Washington  was handed the huge task of playing the Baritone Saxophone after the passing of Jeremy. Jeremy had played the Bari Sax in Marching Band for 2 years prior. Washington was the Saxophone Section Leader and Lietenant in this years Band. He recieved a Superior Rating on a Solo and a Superior rating on a sax quartet this year at Solo & Ensemble MPA's.

Congratulations!

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   Congratulations Kristofer Siggins, the recipient of the 2012 Jeremy Gomez Memorial Scholarship Award. This will be awarded to him in Jeremy's name to assist in College expenses.
     Kristofer is a four year, Forest Hill High School Falcon Band member, Band Captain, Low Brass section leader and received a Superior Rating at this years Florida Bandmasters Association District Solo & Ensemble Festival.
     Kristofer was a classmate of Jeremy and both were members of the Forest Hill High School class of 2012. On Friday May 18, Graduation Day, Kristofer showed his great respect for his friend by walking across stage with a photo of Jeremy to receive his diploma.
     Kristofer is receiving this award because of his love for band and his love for life. His exceptional achievements were made possible through hard work, passion and the commitment of the those around him, family, friends and teachers who inspire him.
     On behalf of the Gomez Family and the Forest Hill H.S. Band Family, please join us in Congratulating Kristofer Siggins on winning this special award.

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