Student of the Week: Sarah Ferrieri, Palisade High School senior
After-school activities: art and volunteering with Western Equality.
Favorite book: “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” by Rebecca Miller.
Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Laurel Holloman.
Favorite band or musician: Tegan and Sara.
Parents: Laurie and David Lester.
Personal hero and why: Mariska Hargitay, because I love what she does for women and victims of domestic violence.
Preferred college: Bryn Mawr College.
Preferred career: art therapist.
Greatest achievement so far: designing the album art for international musician Bex Grant.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: I’d like my next greatest achievement to be getting a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?
A: My favorite high school class is International Baccalaureate Visual Arts because it allows me to experiment with new media and expand my artistic horizons.
Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?
A: I usually hang out with friends or draw for fun when I’m not in class.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?
A: I think the best advice that I’ve gotten in my life came from the teacher Ghandi. He said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Q: What will you miss about your school after graduation?
A: I’ll miss all of my teachers, who have seen me through my years of the International Baccalaureate program.
Q: What would you like to do after college?
A: I would like to move to Seattle and start my career in art therapy.
Q: If you could spend next summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: If I could spend next summer anywhere in the world, I would spend it alone on Fox Island, Wash.