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Published: Wednesday, 4/9/2008

Student of the week - Sarah Hansen

Sarah Hansen, a senior from Toledo, plans to attend dental school and eventually become an orthodontist. Her favorite subjects include English and biology.

Sarah placed first at the district-level Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Contest and ranked fourth in the state. She was a semifinalist in the National Shakespeare Competition, has earned varsity letters in soccer and speech, and is a three-time state qualifier for the speech team, also qualifying for the national level.

She is president of the Current Events Club, speech team officer, and member of Student Council and the Aerospace Science Club. Sarah plays varsity soccer, is a Eucharistic Minister at Notre Dame, and is active at her church.

"Sarah's passion for learning and language manifested in her speech endeavors, creative writing prowess, and academic accomplishments is matched by her warmth and enthusiasm for people and life," said Laura Gallaher, advanced placement English teacher.

Sarah is the daughter of Lindy and Rick Hansen.

- Student-of-the-week accolades are compiled by the

Lucas County Educational Service Center for The Blade.

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