By: Cheyenne Underwood
Sarah Harr is a senior who has been on the newspaper staff for three years and is involved in multiple clubs around campus, including National Honors Society and Future Teachers of America, along with being on the swim team. She is a member of the graduating class of 2019.
She likes to play with her cats and goats when she is not at school. She LOVES Kit-Kat bars, being one with nature, and hanging out with her friends. “You know what else I love… coffee!” said Sarah.
She is one of my best friends, so I decided it was about time to sit down with Sarah and ask her a few questions to better understand the inner mechanisms of her mind.
What college do you plan to attend once you graduate, and what major do you wish to pursue?
“I know that I want to major in Secondary Education, but I am not completely sure what college I want to attend. In other words, I know what I want my destination to be, but I don’t know which path to take to get there. On one hand, I could go to Coastal Alabama and get my basics completed there; then, once I get my basics, I could transfer over to South Alabama and earn my Bachelor’s. On the other hand, I could just go straight to South Alabama for all four years. After my Bachelor’s, I want to earn a Master’s there as well. I trust that either path will prepare me for the career that I want to pursue, which is to be a high school English teacher.”
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
“I think I’ve already got the perfect mentor. My mom has taught me everything I need to survive in what she often calls this “crazy, messed up world,” both in what she has taught me to do and on what not to do. She’s everything I could ever want in a mentor; she’s strong, faithful, encouraging, and most of all, my best friend. I don’t know where I would be without her.”
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
“I’m a history buff, so I’m going to go with a past event: the American Revolution. Now, before you start “booing” at me, let me explain. I’m not just talking about the Revolutionary War. There’s a difference. If I’m going to spend all that gas and money on time travel, then I’m going all the way back to 1765, when the infamous Stamp Act was imposed on the colonies, and staying until 1783, when the war that won our nation’s freedom was finally resolved.
This has always been my favorite topic in history; it’s astounding to look back on your country’s history and see what all sides did to ensure victory. We had men of all classes on the battlefield, women who stayed behind to hold down the homestead, and revolutionaries behind the scenes who helped shape the democratic government that we can still be proud of today. It’s all just so incredible when you think about it.”
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
“Answering this question. I like to live by a ‘work smarter, not harder’ motto. And, to be perfectly honest, I can’t recall any moments in my life that would have been a make or break deal. I’ve had a pretty easy life so far, and I’m very grateful for that.
If you’re really making me choose, though, I would have to say making important personal decisions, especially when it comes to ending relationships with people who may not necessarily be a good influence on you. My advice to this: do what is best for you, even if it contradicts with what other’s expect from you.”
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
“That depends on the words one would use to describe the picture. You could easily fill up an essay about one picture with a bunch of useless, futile, pointless, purposeless, impractical, unavailing, nugatory, ineffectual fluff words just to reach a required word count; or, you could use some simple yet precise terms to accurately portray your emotions regarding the portrait. It’s all in the wording, really.”
Sarah is an amazing student and one of the best people I have ever known. She is selfless, caring, hard-working, and just an all around good person to befriend. If you ever need a friend who you can count on to help you solve problems, then Sarah is the perfect person for you!