Meet Sarah DeLaporte! Sarah attends Wausau East High School where she is counting down the final weeks of this school year until she can officially declare herself a high school senior. So for the moment, that means she’s wrapping up her junior year wading through the assignments in math and history, her least favored classes, and relishing the knowledge gleaned in her favorite classes—chemistry and Spanish IB. In addition to academics, Sarah is actively involved in high school soccer and swim team.
In fact, when she’s not studying, you will often find Sarah in or around the pool. “I am passionate about swimming,” Sarah says. And when it comes to competing? Her number one competitor is herself. “I put in a lot of hard work and dedication to improve my times,” she says. In addition to swimming competitively, Sarah works as a lifeguard at the Woodson YMCA during the school year and at the Wausau Pools during the summertime.
Sarah can’t wait for the hot summer sun to emerge from all of this winter weather. “I can’t wait for the nice warm weather and being able to wear shorts and sandals,” she says. “I’m [also] really excited to do my senior portrait session this June,” Sarah adds. How excited? On a scale of 1 to 10? “Probably an 11!” she says.
Sarah’s enthusiasm for photography and modeling was one of the reasons I asked her to be one of my senior models for the Class of 2015, and she’s had a blast meeting new girls and making new friends and participating in our models-only photo shoots. “I like meeting new people and taking pictures with everyone,” she says. She’s had a chance to meet girls from other high schools and do some fun things together that will go down in her high school memories … like petting a pig! (See photo below.)
In addition to senior portraits this summer, Sarah is excited to be heading to some awesome concerts. “This year I’m going to Country USA in Oshkosh to see Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Carrie Underwood!” Sarah says. (Secretly, I’m a little jealous!! I LOVE country music!) That’s a big thing we have in common. Country music is her favorite, and George Strait and Eric Church are two of Sarah’s favorite country artists. Both of those artists made my favorites list, too.
What are some of Sarah’s other favorites? Food … portabella mushroom ravioli! Color … purple! TV show … American Horror Story!
Senior year promises to be an exciting year for Sarah. “I am looking forward to spending time with my friends at football games in the fall and challenging myself with harder classes,” she says. And all that studying will be good preparation for what comes after. “I am going to college after high school to pursue a career in the medical field,” she says. I have no doubt Sarah will be a success at whatever career she decides to pursue. Determined and outgoing, she has a bright future ahead of her!
Sarah will also be traveling to Costa Rica in conjunction with the school’s foreign language program next year. With so much to look forward to, this next year is going to fly by FAST!
The count down is on ... summer is almost here!
I'm almost as excited as Sarah! Senior pictures here we come!!