Leadership, Sportsmanship, Effort and Improvement, and Helping
Sydney Urben was selected by her LBSS instructors as the 2019 recipient of the Glenn Wegener Memorial Trophy for her demonstrated Leadership, Sportsmanship, Effort and Improvement, and Helping. This trophy is awarded annually to the top LBSS student.
As presented by Anne Humphries, niece of Glenn Wegener, ”This student was a pleasure to teach all year long and always came ready to learn, making huge improvements throughout the year and exhibiting a refreshing competitive spirit and positive attitude in class. This spark really set the tone for the younger students.
This student came to X-boats with no prior Optimist experience, and during this first full year of steering an X-boat, engaged in a steep learning curve while continuously navigating in a competitive fleet. This student's work ethic also rubbed off on the crew, who matched the skipper's intensity and made huge gains this year. The coaches all agreed that this student was always receptive to any coaching and always willing to try something new if it was going to help improve the sailing results. This is why the 2019 LBSS Student of the Year is Sydney Urben.”