Student of the Week: Sarah Ferrieri, Palisade High School senior

Sarah Ferrieri

GPA: 4.1

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.


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