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Sarah Sabet: sophomore going on senior

Sabet participates in a large number of extracurricular activities for someone of her age. Here, she is decked out in army spirit (camouflage, face paint, etc.) to raise awareness for an upcoming basketball game of hers.
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Sabet participates in a large number of extracurricular activities for someone of her age. Here, she is decked out in army spirit (camouflage, face paint, etc.) to raise awareness for an upcoming basketball game of hers.

Serving as treasurer on her grade’s student government association, participating in three seasonal sports (and playing on varsity as an underclassmen for two of them), being in the APEX Scholars program, and partaking in the Key Club and the Random Acts of Kindness Club are factors that seem to belong on a résumé of a high-achieving junior or senior.

However, Sarah Sabet, who has accomplished all of this, is a sophomore.

Despite her young age, her extracurricular activities reflect that of a student who has been at WJ for several years. Sabet plans on continuing her extracurricular pursuits through her junior and senior years.

“I might drop something if I get too overwhelmed, but I plan on continuing [my activities],” she said.

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Besides being a class officer and partaking in clubs, Sabet plays on the JV volleyball team, the varsity basketball team (she started on the varsity team as a freshman), and plans to participate on the lacrosse team this spring (she played on JV as a freshman, but occasionally played for varsity).

Sabet, unlike many high school students, does not view her extra-curricular activities as a burden. She especially enjoys being a triathlete.

“[Sports are] a way to get out of the stress of school… [I] kind of get out my stress during sports,” said Sabet.

She said she also enjoys serving in the student government.

“The elections are fun… and you feel a sense of leadership,” she said.

Sabet said that prioritizing is the most important part of carrying out all of her activities.

“You have to prioritize a lot… like if some homework isn’t worth doing don’t spend as much time on that,” said Sabet, giving an example of how she may manage her time.

She was not expecting to accomplish all that she has when she first entered high school.

“I thought I was going to get really overwhelmed, and I sometimes do get overwhelmed, but it’s worth it,” said Sabet. She provides a good example of how starting something (or many things) at an early age, though time-consuming, is worthwhile.

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