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Lakin-Jarett Sauer

Published 5/29/2012 in Youth In Excellence

Jarett Sauer is saying goodbye to his high school career, but that doesn't mean he won't be taking his memories with him.

The Lakin High School senior, who has been going to school in USD 215 for 12 years, will be moving on to the University of Kansas to major in business marketing.

A 4.0 Kansas Honor Scholar, Sauer also made the time to ensure his body was as fit as his mind. He played basketball and baseball all four years of high school, along with volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters his senior year. He said he became involved in baseball and basketball because he has been playing since he was little, and he also wanted to follow in his brother's footsteps.

Though he said basketball was his favorite sport, he was better at baseball and would have a better chance to be competitive in that sport at the college level.

His athletics are among his favorite memories, especially going to his first basketball game. He said he will never forget traveling with his friends to all the different games around the area.

Sauer said he would like to continue his work through Big Brothers Big Sisters. The extracurricular class had Sauer spend school time during the week with two children that he was assigned to work with the entire year. He said he would like to continue working with the organization because the school program didn't allow him spend time with the children outside of school hours, limiting the activities he could do with them.

"I like working with kids," Sauer said. "It's fun."

Sauer likes to be around his friends and collect coins. He said the activities help him keep his mind off of things and relax.

Sauer's favorite class was economics because he enjoyed learning about how economies and businesses work. He added that he did not have a least favorite class because all of his classes appealed to him in some way.

As a piece of advice to incoming freshmen, Sauer said that as long as you try hard you will find that it isn't as hard as you think to be successful. With the field of business a competitive and performance-driven industry, that advice can still benefit Sauer, as well.

Sauer said he hopes to be remembered as a person who was fun, happy and a friend.

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