Junior Gabrielle Matthews was recently awarded a Class “F” Civilian Award from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Last summer, Gabby came across a concerning message from a disheartened young girl she met while volunteering at summer camp. Gabby and a friend, both worried that the girl might end her life, reached out to her and provided emotional support which allowed time for the girl’s mother to be contacted and ultimately safeguard her daughter. Gabby’s compassion, courage, and resolve in handling this serious and time-sensitive situation earned her the much-deserved award. Congratulations, Gabby!