Super Kid

Reveling in argument: Sarah enjoys a good argument. That’s why she loves debate club at Kamiak. She recently served on student congress at a national debate tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. Debate has helped with research and speaking skills.

“I hate public speaking, but I am so argumentative. I think the argumentative side kind of took over.”

Happy back stage: Enjoys theater – onstage and behind the scenes. Took a stagecraft class at school this year and was costume mistress for school’s production of “Les Miserables.” Found designing and building sets to be a great diversion from other classes.

“You can go in with the power drill in your hands and build things. It is definitely a shift during the day that I really enjoy.”

Seeing the big picture: Will serve as co-president next fall of Kamiak’s Human Rights Awareness Club, which this year raised money for Heifer International, a worldwide relief organization. The club also encourages discussion on public policy and current events.

Solid student: Earns As and a few Bs in honor classes, including two college-level Advanced Placement classes in English and U.S. history.

Future teacher?: Always wanted to be a teacher, but believes she found her niche this year. Has taken American Sign Language for three years and wants to become a teacher for deaf and hearing impaired children. Finds inspiration from her ASL teacher, Gabriel Love, who is deaf. She will be his teaching assistant next year and plans to attend an East Coast college that offers majors in teaching deaf students.

“I am absolutely in love with deaf culture and sign language.”

Away from school: Voracious reader who likes writing, photography and hanging out with friends, particularly on the water. Also “people-watching” in Seattle. Favorite authors are C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath.

“I play around on the guitar. I’m pretty bad at it.”

Advice for freshmen: “You will hear a lot of rumors. Don’t be scared. Try to find something you can be involved in. “

A sister’s touch: Will watch out for two freshmen in particular. Her twin sisters, Rebekah and Christina, will be freshmen in the fall. “I’ll be the protective big sister.”

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