Phil Womble Ethics Award: Spencer Mikles

Santa Barbara High's Spencer Mikles

Spencer Mikles, Santa Barbara High

Mikles was a member of the Dons’ golf squad which won a State Championship last season and is also a starting guard on the basketball team. He carries a 4.3 GPA and is taking three AP classes. His golf coach, James Bedard, used an anecdote about Mikles and the award’s namesake to illustrate his character. Womble, who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, was at a luncheon last year which the Dons golf team was attending. There are two large skylights in the Ranchero Room, and the sun was beating down on Womble’s head. Mikles had a hat on, and promptly went over and gave it to Womble.

“It was one of those things… He didn’t even think twice about it, and it just showed the character that he has and the type of person that he is,” said Bedard.

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