Sarah O has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2015- 2016 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Sarah is characterized by the faculty as someone who “pushes herself to grow as an artist by taking her work to the next level of concept, beyond the predictable, investing time with exquisite craftsmanship and construction, open to input, yet with her own distinct vision. In National Honor Society she quietly offers and follows through in her responsibilities. In Phenomenal Fridays she has an encouraging servant heart as she patiently teaches ballet positions and exercises to both males and females with grace, authority and gentle persistence and good humor.”
Her advice to underclassmen is to make time for the things that matter most in their lives and to pursue and develop the gifts that make them unique. Also, they should remember that how well they do in school does not define how smart they are or how much they can accomplish.
Sarah has been involved in NHS for two years, has loved dancing her whole life and has been fortunate to dance and teach ballet lessons at the studio that her cousin runs. She has taught ballet on Phenomenal Fridays. She is also involved in jazz band, student council, and art lessons at a local studio. She has taught Sunday school for three years.
Her favorite part of high school has been growing up alongside her best friends and seeing the amazing people that they have become.
Sarah’s favorite Bible text is Psalm 27:13-14 which reminds her to always have hope that there is life and beauty even in the midst of suffering and that God will never abandon us.
Sarah’s hero is her mom who “always puts others first and never asks for anything in return. She sacrifices so much.”
Sarah, a junior, hopes to attend Northwest University and become a nurse and/or diabetes educator. She is the daughter of Mark and Jill of Shoreline.