SICS Senior In The Spotlight: Sara Miranda
Poised, steadfast and kind, Sara Miranda has a clear view of her future.
“Sara is the most upbeat, positive student,” says Tom Campagna, athletic and guidance director at Sabis. “She is able to remain focused on the prize. She is selfless and understands the relationship between hard work and results.” Now 17 years old, Sara has a long history with Sabis, having attended the school since 2nd grade. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, with the ultimate goal to become a pediatric neurosurgeon. In addition to her studies, she has participated in cross country, wrestling, and track for the past several years.
“I’ve been focusing a lot on myself during my senior year,” she says. “Through sports and academics, I pushed myself to be a better me. No one can run my race or compete in my rounds for me.” She applies this outlook to her everyday life. Spending nearly a decade at Sabis, Sara has learned to trust her instincts, too.
“Sabis has taught me to work well under pressure, manage my time, and handle daily stresses,” adds Sara. “I can successfully have a social life, get my work done, and manage my education without sacrificing anything.” She has applied to nearly 30 colleges and says, “whatever college I choose, in the end I’ll have my education and that is incredibly valuable to me.” Sara is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and has applied for numerous math scholarships. In an encouraging manner, she says, “Overall, everyone is born with the same chance. If you want to succeed in life, you have to try.”
“Everyone is born with the same chance. If you want to succeed in life, you have to try.”