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Port Byron senior Sarah Brown will attend Cayuga Community College in the fall.

Class of 2017 Senior Spotlight: Sarah Elysabeth Brown

If Port Byron Central School District senior Sarah Brown were to sum up high school in three words, she’d likely say: “It goes fast.”

“I can’t stress enough how fast these four years went by,” she said. “Everyone thinks they have all the time in the world, but it will be over before you know it.”

This fall, Sarah will begin the nursing program at Cayuga Community College. She hopes to one day apply her education to a career she loves while raising a family of her own.

“A significant moment for me was when I received my nursing program acceptance letter in the mail,” she said. “It basically secured my plans and made me sure of what I want to do in life.”

While attending Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School, Sarah was a National Honor Society member and served as the organization’s secretary. She also participated in the environmental and yearbook clubs, ran track and field, and was a dance team member.

Her favorite high school memories include dressing up for theme days during Spirit Week and attending the annual homecoming football game and dance. Sarah said she wouldn’t want to re-live four years of high school, but will miss the friends she’s made, the teachers that have helped shape her mind and the art classes she enjoyed taking.

“As I prepare for the next chapter, my greatest fear is that I’ll actually miss high school - even though I tell myself I won’t,” Sarah said.

This summer, she plans to work, possibly enroll in some college courses and gear up for what lies ahead.

Sarah is the daughter of Andrea and Ed Brown. She has three sisters, Katelyn, Morgan and Allyson.



Port Byron CSD is pleased to announce the return of “Senior Spotlight.” This weekly website series highlights the accomplishments and future plans of several graduating Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School students. They were selected for the series based on their demonstration of excellence in the classroom and community.