As Student Body President at Jacksonville High School, I have been able to reach out to students and faculty members in many ways I did not know were possible. I receive no greater joy than knowing my fellow classmates from all grades and groups. My strong moral values led me to become the Treasurer of the National Honor Society at my high school and I look forward to maintain my strong sense of ethics in the future. As a member of the Interact Club, I frequently participate in community service activities and helping my city is very important to me. I plan on carrying my effort to help others with me to college.
I have dedicated much of my high school education as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate. This rigorous program of higher level classes, community work, and an extended research essay has prepared me for what college has in store. The program has helped me grow academically and I am confident I will succeed with my career goals in the future.
As an All-Conference Varsity Tennis player for the past two years, I am so thankful to have played for my high school as a part of a phenomenal team. This past season as a senior, my team ended our conference season as undefeated champions. Having experienced a losing season my sophomore year and barely missing the cut for post season play my junior year; I learned the importance of determination and teamwork. I plan to use the experience as a guide for my future endeavors.
Thank you to my parents, Christine and Ivan, for always supporting my goals and instilling a strong faith in God into my life. I appreciate every teacher who believed in my education and a huge thank you to the coaches who taught me personal values beyond playing the sport. I know through the immense help and guidance of those who supported me, I will succeed as a student in the next four years and beyond.
SCHOOL: Jacksonville High School
NAME: Sara Ingraham
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: English
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Tennis
FAVORITE BOOK: A Thousand Splendid Suns
FAVORITE SONG: El Cerrito Place by Charlie Robison
FAVORITE BAND: James Taylor
FAVORITE TV SHOW: What Would Ryan Lochte Do?
FAVORITE MOVIE: When Harry Met Sally
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Audrey Hepburn
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Run and go to the beach
FAVORITE SEASON: Fall
FUN FACT: I mountain bike with my family.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A Kindle.