Carolyn Harris Nelson, the first full-time guidance counselor at SPHS, died peacefully on June 19, 2018 after suffering several years with a rare neurological disease. “Carolyn was a great lady and the Nelsons are a great family,” said Ms. Farias.
An award in her name, the Carolyn Nelson (“Ideal IB Student”) Award, is given to a student every year at Senior Celebration. The Nelson family continues to offer financial support to the IB Guidance Department at SPHS. One of her grandsons graduated from IB, and two other grandchildren (Katherine and William) currently are enrolled.
You can find her obituary at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tampabaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-harris-nelson&pid=189377007&fhid=5643.