SICS Senior In The Spotlight: Jaren Suttles
“Jaren inspires his fellow classmates with his persistence and dedication.” When he’s not playing soccer or basketball, 18-year old Jaren Suttles is still a team player. “Jaren is arguably one of the hardest working student athletes I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” says Tom Campagna, guidance and athletic director at Sabis.
“He puts his mind to anything and doesn’t quit. He inspires his fellow classmates with his persistence and dedication to his academic studies and participation in our athletic programs.” Attending Sabis since 7th grade and graduating in the spring, Jaren has learned to balance his academic studies and athletics, all while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
“I’ve learned to prioritize my time between my schoolwork and travel for sports,” he explains. “Overall, school is the most important thing to me. I’ve learned time-management and organization skills for college and have made the right connections with my friends.” Jaren just completed his final season of basketball, where he was team captain. “Being captain has helped me better myself by building my leadership skills,” he says. “I created friendships and brotherhoods, and the younger students looked up to me, which was a great feeling.” Jaren will attend West Point in the fall. Since he’s big into family, he looks forward to the new relationships he will form during his time at West Point.
“All in all, I owe so much to my family,” concludes Jaren. “Their sacrifices and constant encouragement have kept me focused and remind me to be the best version of myself. They always tell me, ‘You’re Jaren Suttles, and that’s all you need to be.’”