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On March 14, during Trinity’s annual spring banquet, the faculty presented the first annual Gibson Award to sophomore Amahd Simon.
The Gibson Award, created by faculty and student body officers, is given to the student who has shown exemplary Christian character. Students are nominated by faculty, who then vote on the winner. “The student that gets chosen doesn’t have to be an academic scholar. The student who gets picked will be the one who has shown a growth in his or her spiritual walk and shows an increase in leadership skills,” Aaron White, student body president, said.
Dr. Ed Gibson, the award's namesake, veteran missionary beloved of the students and faculty alike, voluntarily puts in an inexpressible amount of time and effort into students to help them grow and prosper. His presence at Trinity Baptist College is indeed a great privilege, not only for the faculty and staff, but the students as well. “It is definitely an honor having this award named after me,” Gibson said.
Simon is modest about receiving the award, “It was very humbling to be the first person to receive the Gibson Award, especially with it being named in honor of Dr. Ed Gibson himself. All I can say is that none of it was done by me, but by Christ working in and through me. God gets all of the glory.” Simon received a token gift, and a plaque bearing his name hangs in the student center.
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