Senior Spotlight

Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

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Sarah

Ritz

By: Hailey Wait

Sarah Nicole Ritz, daughter of Sherry and Steve Ritz, was born on August 11, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. “Ritzy” is the youngest of four siblings, Ryan, Reuben, and Jennifer (her twin sister). Sarah is currently employed at the Akron Children’s Center.

As a child, “Ritzy” wanted to be an astronaut, and her favorite childhood memory was having “‘world wars,’ making forts, and playing games with my cousins Trevor, Ellie, and Carter at my grandma and grandpa’s farm.”

If she could relive one moment, she would relive spending “one more day” with her grandmas’ because “they are very important to me, and I miss them more than anything.”

The person that inspired “Ritzy” the most is her mom because she “inspired me to always be prepared to work hard to reach my goals, and that the most important thing to remember is to be kind to everyone always, even if they don’t deserve it.”

Throughout high school, Sarah has been involved in dance, track (her favorite sport), and jazz choir. Her most memorable moment is getting to dance at All Iowa, and her greatest achievement is becoming a National Honor Society member. Her favorite class is art “because I love painting and drawing.”

Sarah’s most embarrassing moment is falling on her face during hurdles at a track meet.

Her favorite reason for being tardy is that she was “skipping class to go to the book fair in middle school with Marlene.”

Sarah’s favorite thing about high school is “being able to be with all my friends every day.” Her advice to the underclassmen is “don’t be scared to try something new and to enjoy the fun parts of high school with your friends because it will all be over before you know it.”

In “Ritzy’s” free time, she enjoys “hanging out with friends and watching movies.” Her favorite movies are the Harry Potter movies. Sarah’s favorite musicians are Dan + Shay and 5 Seconds of Summer.

Sarah “regrets not reaching out and becoming friends with students in other grades” until her last “year or two” of high school.

After high school, her goal is to go to Minnesota State University in Mankato and study Dental Hygiene.

Sarah’s favorite saying is from Winnie the Pooh: “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

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