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Sara Laine

Grade entered Lakeview? K4

Honors or awards received while at Lakeview:
AP Scholar
Director’s List
Headmaster’s List
met qualifications for Pat England Service Distinction

Offices, clubs, honor societies in which you were a member in the Upper School:
Chair of Activities National Art Honors Society
Senior Class Secretary
Computer Science Honors Society

Sports played at Lakeview in high school:
Swim team my senior year, although I never made it to a meet because of robotics commitments.

Fine arts programs participated in and awards received during high school:
Qualified for State Literary, cancelled due to pandemic.
Quinlan art competition 9th-12th grade.
Scholastic Art Competition Gold Key winner, 12th grade.

Other programs in which you participated:
Robotics 11th & 12th
Lockheed Martin CodeQuest 11th (planned for 12th but Coronavirus had other plans)

Teacher, coach or staff member at Lakeview who has made the biggest impact on you:
I can’t pick a single teacher that has made the biggest impact on me because I have had the best teachers ever here!
Mrs. Barwick calmly dealt with the being of chaos that I was and kept me excited to learn,.
Mrs. Baer always pushed and encouraged me where I needed it.
Mrs. Lipold made me look at the world in a different way.
Mrs. Casper taught me how not to cry and/or die when speaking publicly.
Señora Ebel gave me endless fashion advice.
Mr. McCann (even though accidentally I hit him with plenty of doors before I knew who he was) encouraged my love of books.
Mr. Lawley taught history in an exciting and intriguing way.
Mrs. McFall was my extra mom on bad days.
Mrs. Zwald never let me give up and worked endlessly to teach my stubborn self math.
And Mr. Lovell always kept his classroom door open to answer the unending flow of questions I had.

Without the assortment of these people’s skills and the love they put into each individual student, I think I’d be a very different person- one that couldn’t dress, couldn’t read, and still didn’t understand for loops.

What will you miss most at Lakeview Academy?
I’m going to miss the teachers and staff. They are a fantastic group and they truly care about you and love you outside of the school setting. They’re really special and they know what you need whether that be sitting on their desk and sharing grapes during long discussions about dogs, doling out the toughest of love to instill more confidence in you in places you thought you’d never succeed, laughing at literature memes together to spend an empty block day’s study hall, always having their office door open (even if it’s just to talk about the virtues of white chocolate pretzels), or telling endless stories of college and band camp and sharing the most unique playlist known to man. I’m sure there’s gonna be cool adults in college, but the ones at Lakeview are a type I’ll never find again.

Did you participate in anything outside of Lakeview?
I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was in kindergarten because my mom decided that, the wild ball of manic energy that was six-year-old Sara, needed more structure. I’ve stayed in it since then and earned my Gold Award (it’s like an Eagle Scout, but way harder to earn). It’s taught me the value of hard work, the importance of community service, and how to be a better leader.

College you will attend in the fall: Purdue University

College degree or area of study: Cybersecurity and a foreign language minor in Russian

Other than college, do you have any other plans after high school?
If I told you I’d have to kill you. I also plan to join a lot of clubs in college because that sounds like fun.

NOTE: To leave a comment for Sara, scroll down past the pictures to the bottom of this page. 

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  • Erin Taylor
    You are still as full of energy and as funny now as you were in PreK! I have enjoyed watching you grow up! I know you'll do great things at Purdue. Congrats! Mrs. Taylor
  • Kristi Baer
    Sara Laine! I have absolutely loved being a part of your Lakeview journey! From 2nd grade all the way through 5th grade science and beyond. You're one of those people whose smile has brightened my day every single time I see it. Wishing you only the best as you take on and champion the next phase of your life...you are going to make such a positive difference in our world! Love, Mrs. Baer
  • Chassie Corbin
    Sara, you have made AP Bio a little bit brighter everyday this year. You are ridiculously funny and so very smart. I hope you believe in yourself and go with your gut. Stop second guessing your abilities and take the challenges head-on!! You can do it!! Come back and see me after you graduate. -Mrs. Corbin
  • Stephanie Hager
    Congratulations! You will do great things! I enjoyed getting to meet you and talk about psychology this year!
  • Darcy Leimbach
    Sara, I can't believe this day has finally come. Congratulation!! You and Lou have remained friends since Pre-K and it has been wonderful. Have a great time at college! Remember to give me your address so I can send care packages. Love you!
  • Gretchen Plummer
    Congratulations Sara! You have done a great job at Lakeview. I have enjoyed knowing you. Best of luck at Purdue!
  • wyoma newman
    Sara- Even though I never had the pleasure of teaching you at LA, it has been a pleasure to see you in the halls and to know how pleased and proud your mom -and family- must be of you! Congratulations and best of luck in your future!
  • Reagen Leimbach
    Congratulations Sara! You are going to have an amazing time at college! -Reagen
  • Nathan Wallace
    Sara! I'm going to miss seeing you around school. Thanks for always being such a polite young lady and saying hello to me every chance you got. You are a great person and I know you will succeed in whatever you decide to do.
  • Darlene Snyder
    Congratulations Sara! I have enjoyed watching you grow up at Lakeview. You have blossomed into a fine young lady. I know you will make your mark at Purdue. I wish you all the best! Mrs. Snyder
  • Marie Chandler
    Sara, Congratulations on your college acceptance to Purdue! I will miss your hellos in the hallways and your laughter. Can't wait for your first visit back to Lakeview to hear your stories about Purdue. Congratulations Sara!!
  • Jenna Blackwell
    Congratulations Sara! I wish you the best in the future! -Mrs. Blackwell
  • Sally Walters
    I’m a very lucky Mimi to have you in my life. I know it sounds trite but I’ll say it anyway. “Your future is so bright you’re going to need sunglasses”. Fortunately I bought you the pair of ‘HELLO BOYS’ sunglasses. Love you!
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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.