Class of 2021: Sarah Pratt – Johnstown High School

Sarah Pratt - Johnstown High School
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Sarah Pratt - Johnstown High School

Johnstown High School

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Sarah Pratt

Valedictorian

PARENTS: Steven and Sue Pratt

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: University of New Haven

AFTER COLLEGE: To become a forensics analyst in a crime lab somewhere.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: It’s definitely different from what I thought graduation would look like two years ago. There are a lot of senior traditions that our class could no longer do, and so the school was trying to find memorable things for us to do instead. It really put a spin on senior year, only going to school two times a week, and the whole getting into college process.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: For the most part, I learned what my classmates were planning to do with the rest of their lives whether they went to college or not after high school, and why they are going to take that path. As for myself, I realized that I’m ready to move from this chapter of my life and into the next, even though I may not be prepared for what’s to come.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: My senior trip to NYC. It was one of the first times all year where the senior class wasn’t split into two groups and it was really nice to see everyone, especially before we all go our own ways once we graduate. I will miss my friends and classmates. I’ve been going to school with these people since preschool, and I just think it will be a much different experience going off to college and not having them there with me.

WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: I listen to most genres of music from pop and alternative to ’80s music and even some country.

BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: I’m ready to leave Johnstown and move on with my life. I’m excited to move into a bigger city where I’ll have more opportunities to do something interesting and I’m also excited to meet new people.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: A lot of people have had a positive impact on my life but I think I would have to say my parents inspire me the most. They would always support me with athletics and academics and had jobs of their own to worry about at the same time. They’ve shaped me into the person I’m become, and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.

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