Sebring High School
Sarah Nortelus was born in Winter Haven, Florida on January 10, 2000 along with her twin sister, Samantha. She is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who moved to America in their twenties hoping to create a better future for themselves and their family. Sarah is a dedicated and hardworking student who strives to do her best in all of her classes and extracurricular activities. She is graduating within the top 5% of her class and has a grade point average of a 4.4. She is on the Principal's list at Sebring High School and prides herself on taking many AP, IB, and dual enrollment classes. In addition to her dedication in the classroom, Sarah is active throughout the community and in many clubs at her school. She has been a member of Key Club for the past four years and has held an officer position each year. She has been a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honors Math Club for the past three years, National Honor Society for the past two, and was elected Vice President of her senior class. Sarah also enjoys being a Peer Leader at her school and encouraging her classmates to have a post-secondary plan. She is also proud to be apart of the District Student Advisory Council. This council proposes new ideas and solutions to the Superintendent of Highlands County from the student's perspective. Sarah's compassion and willingness to help others shines through her community service work. She began her volunteer work at the beginning of her high school career starting off at the Florida Hospital and the Care Now family clinic. Since then she has volunteered at her high school particularly tutoring kids at summer school, and has continued her tutoring work at the Greater Mount Zion church in Sebring. Sarah will be attending the University of Florida and plants to major in biochemistry in order to further her education towards the medical field.