Sarah Hwang, a Senior at Enid High School is not your typical student-athlete. Sarah participates in many extra-curricular programs. She is on the Cross Country and Track teams, in the musical “Sound of Music” as part of our theater program and in AP Art.
When asked about the challenges being so involved brings she said: “fitting all my hobbies and extra-curricular activities with maintaining a high GPA is my biggest challenge.” Oh, and I should mention she also has a 4.0 GPA. She goes on to add “I’m usually exhausted after practice but still have hours of homework some days.” But she believes that “being an athlete has made me a better person/student because running genuinely makes me feel happy.”
Sarah finds her motivation in “just trying to get better and improve every time I compete.” She adds that “it’s also great that I have my teammates to joke with around with”.
This past year has played havoc on everyone, but through adversity like COVID-19, Sarah says that she can still make amazing memories with her teammates, although she does miss the team dinners she is making new friends while running new distances and relays.
Sarah has plans to attend college after high school, but she is still deciding on where. She looks forward to having the next few months to just enjoy the last of her time in high school. Her advice to others, other than to work hard, would be “to treat people with kindness, make new friends, and to laugh with your teammates a whole lot! Also, don’t quit! It gets better once you settle in.” Great advice from a great student-athlete and person. We all look forward to seeing the bright future in store for this amazing young woman.
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