Sara Martin—Our 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete
March 6, 2017
Congratulations to senior Sara Martin this year’s Scholar-Athlete selection. Recognized for her cumulative grade point average, varsity sports participation, community service, self-discipline, integrity, and leadership, Sara will be honored at the 34th Annual Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner in May at Aqua Turf.
A member of the National, Science, and Spanish Honor Societies, Sara has earned high honors all four years. Notable academic accolades include the Holy Cross Book Prize and National Spanish Exam Gold recognition. A four-year varsity field hockey and lacrosse standout, this year Sara is serving as captain of both teams and has been named to the SCC Academic All-Star Team all four years. She has also played premier winter lacrosse throughout high school.
Sara volunteers at Cheshire Community Food Pantry and Connecticut Food Bank, tutors students, and served as the basketball manager for one season. A member of the Campus Ministry COR Team, Key Club, and Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK), Sara is a most valuable member of our community. And if all this isn’t enough, Sara works as a member service representative at Connex where she successfully utilizes her consistently calm and ever-steady demeanor to make customers feel at ease.
“Sara is a young woman who fully dedicates herself to everything she takes on. Whether encouraging her fellow teammates on the field hockey and lacrosse fields, supporting younger students when they find a particular topic challenging, or cheering on the Patriots with her Dad, Sara has an incredible sense of loyalty and always wants to be and do her best,” shared Director of Guidance Kerry Alexander.
“Sara is the true definition of a Scholar-Athlete. As captain of field hockey and lacrosse, she is an inspiration to her teammates demonstrating a tremendous work ethic on and off the field. Named to the All-Academic teams in both sports, in addition to earning many other athletic and academic honors, Sara is a true leader in every sense of the word,” offered Athletic Director George Bedocs.
Sara joins a distinguished group of young women at Sacred Heart…scholar-athletes who have taken on the challenge of the Academy’s rigorous academics while excelling in athletics. Always representing Sacred Heart in the best possible light, Sara consistently demonstrates hard work and determination both in the classroom and on the field, and inspires her classmates, coaches, and teammates to also always bring their best…a true role model.
“My time at Sacred Heart on the field hockey and lacrosse fields, as well as in the classroom, has taught me powerful life lessons. The friendships I have made throughout my four years, both on and off the field, have allowed me to build a strong support system and find people who I can count on. I am confident that the academics and athletics offered at Sacred Heart have prepared me for success in all of my future endeavors.”