Broward Schools Essay Contest
Gabriel Blandon is a 14-year-old Fort Lauderdale High School student who began sailing at LYC as a fifth grader, when he received a scholarship for participating in the LYCSF Summer camp essay contest. He is a brilliant young man who enjoys reading and playing soccer when he’s not sailing. Gabriel also finds time to volunteer with local non-profit cultural and community organizations. He has prospects of one day sailing around the world, which he’ll be able to realize, thanks to the ongoing support of the Foundation and his family, and especially his grandpa who first introduced him to sailing. This sport brings him much joy and pride, knowing he is doing something he’s good at and can one day share with others.