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The Burroughs Cup recipient: L. J. D. Lepionka

The Burroughs Cup is awarded to the young man who has entered most whole-heartedly and most widely into the sporting activities of the school. Consideration is given to sportsmanship, School spirit and an all-round interest in games.

The award is not necessarily for individual prowess, but rather for all-around participation, and the 2023 recipient is Prefect L. J. D. Lepionka.

Louis Lepionka is a hardworking sportsman who has made the most of the opportunities given to him over his five years at Auckland Grammar School.

This year, he was captain of Rugby, a member of the Premier Touch team, the Senior Athletics team, Cricket Senior Red and the Senior Swimming team. In his captaincy of the 1st XV Rugby team, he demonstrated pride, commitment and loyalty. He led by example throughout the season, putting team before self.  His commitment to the training load and expectations of him as a premier sportsman never waned. His positivity in the squad reflected his high-quality character. 

There is no doubt that Louis’ sporting talent, work ethic, leadership through action, and humility have all contributed to his success during his time at Grammar.

As a 2023 Prefect, his leadership is shown by his loyal and humble ability to complete tasks and support others without seeking personal reward.

Louis Lepionka is a young man who whole-heartedly competed in School sporting activities, giving his all, and meeting the criteria of the Burroughs Cup – sportsmanship, School spirit, and all-around interest in sport.