Los Gatos Patch Whiz Kid of the Week—Brianna Gibson

This outstanding young woman has received the team captain award from the Los Gatos High School junior varsity softball team.

Brianna Gibson, Age 15

School: Junior at


  • Softball player
  • Involved in school theater
  • Active volunteer for Girls on the Run
  • Talented artist

Key to Awesomeness:

Brianna is an exceptional young lady who is beautiful from the inside out, according to proud mom Amy Torres, the secretary at

Brianna started playing softball at age 8, mom said, adding that she has a true passion for the game.

"She is the type of teammate every coach wants on their team. She is positive, hard working, and always is a team player," mom wrote in an email interview.

She recently received the team captain award for the LGHS JV Black team, said mom.

She also has a dramatic side to her. While attending , she enjoyed performing in two of the school plays: Esops Fables, and the Brothers Grimm.

During her years at Raymond J. Fisher Middle School, she joined the cast of Seussical. Her freshman and sophomore year at LGHS, she enjoyed her drama classes, performing showcases that were of humor and scripts that were more serious.

Brianna loves to help those in need, her mom noted, giving much of her time to the less fortunate making meals, boxing food containers for the food bank and raising money to help cancer patients.

She supports her community annually by helping out with Girls on the Run.   Brianna was involved with the nonprofit during her elementary school years and it helped mold her "into the outstanding individual she is today," mom said.

Brianna wants to be a pediatric occupational therapist and in her spare time she enjoys doing artwork, mom added.

"She is a very confident young lady who is adored by all who meet her. Her inviting smile, huge heart and infectious laugh will be a forever lasting impression if you ever get the chance to meet her."


Carla P August 08, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Oh that is so awesome!! It's because she was raised by a wonderful mother that she has grown into such a wonderful young lady.
Amy Torres August 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Thank you so much, friends. I am truly blessed. Much Love!
Esmée St James August 09, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Brianna's a winner, wonderful to hear about such an outstanding young lady!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz August 09, 2012 at 10:07 PM
High Kudos to you Brianna! And keep the Good work going!
Eilene Johnson August 14, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Not to mention that Brianna is a true San Francisco Giants fan. Way to go Brianna! Eilene


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