Attending SABIS International Charter School gave Emily Morrow the foundation she needed to serve her country.
“I had the opportunity to attend advanced level courses at SABIS, which prepared me to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where they have a very rigorous curriculum,” says Emily.
Equally important for her work in the Coast Guard, Emily says participating in the SABIS Student Life Organization prepared her to be a leader and gave her the skills to work with others as a team. An integral part of the school’s education system, Student Life is a student-led organization that empowers students to hold responsibility for many aspects of school life.
“I was very involved in Student Life, which further helped me become an active, contributing member of the student body at SABIS and at the Academy,” says Emily. She later used her leadership skills aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, where she supervised a division of 16 crew members.
Today Emily, 29, holds a master’s degree in legal studies from the American Military Academy. As a member of the Coast Guard in Seattle, WA, she is involved in emergency management from oil spills to hurricane disasters to sinking vessels.
“If it weren’t for SABIS, I wouldn’t have had the educational foundation and leadership skills to make it through the Coast Guard Academy and be where I am today. It opened doors I never knew were available, and it can do that for other students as well,” says Emily.