2022 Shirley Trefz Spirit Award
Tessa Spittle, PHYC
"Sailing is just such an amazing experience, the wind whistling, the water splashing, all of it is just so… refreshing."
Tessa loves to sail because her sailing community brings her much joy …."they are kind, thoughtful, and amazing people" who have become her closest friends.
Outside of sailing, Tessa enjoys piano lessons, and volunteering Mondays with her family at the Aloha Animal Sanctuary in Kaneohe.
Tessa's role models in her sailing Ohana include her sailing instructor, Mr. Seamus Murphy, and her sailing friends, Lexi and Cam. After a long day at school, Tessa looks forward to sailing and "interacting with the nicest people."
Tessa's parents are her #1 role models and inspiration. They are her heroes who "work hard to help others succeed and have an amazing amount of patience."