1. JSA Gonzalez Award Nomination

 
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The BROOKE E. GONZALEZ MEMORIAL TROPHY is awarded to a young woman who, like Brooke, demonstrates sportsmanship, exceptional ethical behavior, dedication to the sport of sailing, and outstanding achievement in sailing competition among her female peers. 
 
Nominations may come from sailors, parents and club junior program instructors/leaders.
 
Brooke Gonzalez was admired among her peers for her enthusiasm for sailing, beginning with Optimists, through Blue Jays, Lasers and finally International 420s. These attributes led her to be Commodore of the Junior American Yacht Club and a leading force of the US International 420 Sailing Team, for which she competed in two world championships. Her bright smile and obvious excitement for sail racing was seen by many people at clubs all over the Sound. She epitomized the qualities of sportsmanship, ethics and compassion while sailing aggressively in the world's top ranks and serving as an outstanding representative of her club. By her superb example, she helped develop these qualities in others. Brooke's friends collaborated to create this trophy to keep her memory alive after Brooke died in a car accident while returning from a sailing practice during her first year at Brown University. 
 
When nominating, please keep in mind your candidate's behavior over the season, not just a single regatta. Approximately 150 - 200 words for your nomination is sufficient. Please include comments about these topics: What is unique about your candidate? Why do you consider her to be a role model for younger sailors? What achievements did she have in regattas on the Sound, regionally, nationally or internationally? Did she serve as an officer of the Junior Sailing Program, hold another position of responsibility or act as a Junior Instructor? 

You may compose your nomination offline, then copy/paste into the survey comment box. No further supporting documentation is required now. 

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* 1. Your contact information  (in case we need to reach you for more information about your nominee(s)

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* 2. List your nominee for the Brooke Gonzalez Award

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* 3. Describe the reason for your nomination of this person

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