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Sarah Ware worked hard to earn a Na­tional Merit award, but it still caught her off guard when she learned she was a win­ner.

“I worked for it, but I didn’t ex­pect it,” Ware said. “I was very proud of that, and I was also hon­ored to win the War­rior Award our school gives. It’s some­thing I can take a lot of pride in.”

Ware com­piled more than her share of hon­ors while at­tend­ing Lit­tle Rock Chris­tian Academy. She scored a 32 on the ACT and a 4.00 GPA. She also en­joyed suc­cess as a de­fen­sive spe­cial­ist for the vol­ley­ball team — where she was third on the team in digs — and as a dis­cus/ shot put com­peti­tor for the Lady War­riors’ track team.

This fall, Ware will at­tend the Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi in Ox­ford. She is not de­cided on a ma­jor, but she is con­sid­er­ing go­ing into the med­i­cal field.

“My dad is an eye sur­geon, and I’ve grown up around doc­tors and the way they work,” Ware said. “I’ve al­ways

en­joyed my sci­ence classes, and it’s al­ways some­thing I have been in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing.”

Ware’s aca­demic awards in­clude a Dis­tin­guished Scholar Award for math­e­mat­ics dur­ing her se­nior year and awards for eco­nom­ics, bi­ol­ogy, English, Amer­i­can his­tory and bib­li­cal world­view dur­ing her ju­nior year.

“I re­ally en­joyed my math class my se­nior year,” Ware said. “I love math, and this was a very small class. We were able to work to­gether well and en­joy each other.”


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