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Sarah Paradiso honored with DAR Good Citizen Award

Fort Plain High School senior Sarah Paradiso has been chosen as the winner of the 2021 DAR Good Citizen Award. The award recognizes a senior who possesses qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in school and the community.

By winning the award, Sarah has been recognized by both her teachers and her fellow students. High school faculty vote on nominees for the award, and once the field is narrowed, seniors vote for the winner.

“Sarah is the perfect choice!” said Dr. Deborah Larrabee, Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School principal. “She is an outstanding student, athlete and leader among her peers. Sarah’s academic success earned her a regular place on the honor roll, and last fall, she was among members of the Environmental Study Team who produced a video about the Erie Canal that the Smithsonian published to its website and made part of a traveling exhibit.

“Sarah also has been a standout player on the volleyball team,” Dr. Larrabee continued, “and this fall, she signed with Keuka College, a Division III school located southeast of Rochester, where she will major in education.

“Sarah is also the voice of our high school morning announcements, always greeting us with one of her jokes. She is a member of the Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club and will soon be showcasing her talents in ‘A Broadway Review: Director’s Choice’ . . . certainly a multi-talented young lady!

“We are proud to congratulate Sarah on earning this special honor.”

Sarah Paradiso hitting volleyball
Sarah in action, airborne, on the volleyball court.