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Garden City-Sarah Ramsey

Published 5/29/2012 in Youth In Excellence

Sarah Ramsey grew up in a farm family.

That's why the 2012 Garden City High School graduate plans to attend Kansas State University and major in agribusiness.

"I chose this major because I have grown up in a farm family, and I want to work with these people as a career," she wrote in a questionnaire provided to The Telegram.

After college, Ramsey plans to move back to southwest Kansas to work as a consultant, she said.

In high school, she earned 2010, 2011 and 2012 academic letters, was a Kansas Honor Scholar, part of the 2011 all Western Athletic Conference academic team, Kiwanis student of the month, earned a President's Education Award and maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.

She was involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, orchestra, choir, Future Farmers of America, 4-H and bowling.

Ramsey's favorite class was world history.

"I liked to learn new things about other cultures," she said.

She said her least favorite class was English.

"It became really repetitive each year," she said.

Ramsey's hobbies include bowling, cross stitching and community service through 4-H. She said she enjoys bowling because she enjoys being competitive. Cross stitching and scrapbooking and allow her to be creative. She enjoys community service because she enjoys helping others.

Her favorite high school memory was taking third place at the state bowling tournament.

"This was the first time the bowling team had ever gotten to state as a team, let alone place," she said.

Ramsey has advice for incoming freshmen.

"At first, you feel really overwhelmed and restricted when you enter high school. If you can hang in there, you may still be overwhelmed but you will have tons of options when you look into the future," she said.

To her fellow graduates, Ramsey said, "if we have a good head on our shoulders and our mind set on our goals, then we can accomplish anything."

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