Sarah Doggett – Texas Nomination & Photography by Laura Broussard Photo Issue 61 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Sarah has been inspiring myself and others since I have known her as a little girl. She has always been driven, focused academically, and involved in school and community activities. Most importantly, she is a kind and generous person, making a difference. In high school, she was at the top of her class. She was Head Columnist and Editor for her school newspaper, involved in Spanish club, Varsity Volleyball and Basketball, Student Council, and UIL Journalism. She was President of her church's Youth Council and an active volunteer in the community. She is currently attending Texas A&M studying Business. What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? During the second semester of my junior year, my dad was in a traumatic brain accident, disabling him for life. He now experiences brain fatigue and extreme memory loss with the inability to form new memories. This challenging situation gave way to maturity, emotional intelligence, and the development of my drive and grit. I kept my GPA, went to regionals in three UIL Journalism events, made it to state in volleyball, was awarded 1st Team All-District, and Academic All-State in two sports, and amongst other things, achieved my goals despite the odds.
What would you most like to talk? I'd love to talk about my high school activities, how they formed me into the young adult I am now, and why each commitment was something special that I was passionate about. Then I can also talk about the activities I am currently involved in as a new college student. I'm also willing to talk about any information I disclosed in my nomination form.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? My family. I think the concept of my family is innately interesting to me and others because of our unique circumstances. I've also always been interested in family dynamics, including my own, because it is the greatest socialization agent for an individual. I could talk about my family before my dad's accident and then the one we are now. Included would be the importance of family, the effect of losing a parent without their actual death, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, the result of maturity at a young age, and how the accident affected each family member at varying ages.
Look for Sarah in issue 61 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!