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Student Spotlight: Sarah Coffey '16


Senior Sarah Coffey has enrolled in high-level classes at Scecina. Her hard work has resulted in a 4.01 cumulative grade point average and this year she will be be recognized as a repicient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. She plans to attend either Indiana University or Ball State.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. This week we focus on twins Katie and Sarah Coffey, Class of 2016 and the daughters of Tim and Mary Ann Coffey of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Senior Sarah Coffey has embodied the values that Scecina students, faculty, staff and alumni hold dear: vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. Through her academic accomplishments, dedication to athletics and clubs, and her service to others, Sarah has used her time at Scecina to learn and grow. She is preparing to go forth and transform the world inspired by the light of Christ.

Excellence: Sarah has enrolled in high-level classes such as honors English, Advanced Business Management, and AP Human Geography – her favorite class this year. This spring she will be recognized as a recipient of the President’s Academic Excellence Award, an honor she earned by achieving a 4.01 cumulative grade point average. She is a member of the National Honor Society.

Vocation: Sarah has dedicated herself to making her team better. She has participated in a variety of sports, including basketball, but running is where she excels. She is a veteran member of the track and field program. Sarah is also a fixture on the varsity cross country roster and was named the most improved runner for the girls’ team. Other honors include ICC Academic All-Conference and Scecina’s Scholar-Athlete recognition for four consecutive seasons.

Servant leadership: Sarah is a servant leader in her role as a Scecina Student Ambassador. In order to become a Student Ambassador candidates must be in good academic standing, display good character and leadership skills, and complete the application process. As an ambassador, Sarah is often called upon to represent the Crusaders at events such as New Student Orientation and the annual Fall Open House. Student Ambassadors also assist with projects in the Office of Enrollment Management, host Future Crusader shadow students, and volunteer at a variety of partner school events.

Stewardship: Sarah has spent the last four summers volunteering for Homeland Mission Project, a service opportunity organized by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Office of Catholic Schools. The project provides an opportunity for young people to spend a week in their own community serving those in need. The goal is that the young people see Christ in those they serve, and that those they serve, see Christ in them.

The Archdiocesan Homeland Mission Project is a great opportunity for teens to serve those less fortunate than themselves and to truly be the hands and feet of Christ to the world. This project is important to Sarah because her personal crusade is to live in service to others.

Sarah’s dedication to Scecina’s core values, which are inspired by the life of Father Thomas Scecina, will surely serve her well as she embarks on the next phase of her life, preparing for college and career. She plans to attend either Indiana University in Bloomington or Ball State University in Muncie to study nursing.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Angie Therber wrote:
Always knew Sarah would be successful!

Mon, February 29, 2016 @ 7:18 AM

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