Sarah Ott has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2014-2015 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. The emphasis 3rd quarter was on ‘dedication and hard work.’ Sarah is characterized by the faculty as someone who “works incredibly hard in the classroom, the sport court, and in everything else she does. She helped lead the basketball team for five years, working hard during good years as well as not-so-good years, often double-teamed, always one of the hardest workers on the court. She works neatly, efficiently, and doggedly to maintain the high standards she has set for herself.”
Her advice to underclassmen is “don’t procrastinate! Doing homework and projects in chunks prevents so much stress. Be kind to everyone around you. You never know how big a difference a few encouraging words can make in someone’s life. Your teachers are here to help you! Respect them and advocate for yourself; it goes a long ways.”
Sarah has been involved in NHS for 3 years, Shiloh and SWAT for 2 and Student Council for one. Sarah played volleyball for 4 years and basketball for 5, being selected conference 1st team for 4 years and MVP this season in basketball.
Most of Sarah’s favorite memories/moments have been participating in sports. “Basketball and volleyball have always been a huge part of my life/high school career. They taught me leadership, integrity, patience, time management and helped me form many relationships. I will always cherish and be grateful to my friends and teachers for their support.”
Sarah’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5-6. “I worry too much. This verse reminds me to give it all up to God. His plans are always better than mine.”
Sarah plans on attending SPU, majoring in Education /English and hopes to become a high school English teacher.
Sarah is the daughter of Jim and Daniele Ott of Lynnwood.