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Sarah Georgieff Clears All Hurdles At Dunlap

Extra Effort: Sarah Georgieff

DUNLAP, Ill. - Graduation, qualifying for state and being named a Sterling Merit winner for excellent grades.

The last week of school has been good for Sarah Georgieff.

"It might have been the best week of high school out of all four years," Georgieff said. "My birthday was the last day of school, too."

Actually all four years have been pretty good for Georgieff. She is one of Dunlap High School's top students, a freshman advisor, a member of the prom committee and a part of part of Project Purple,
the school's drug and alcohol prevention program.

"I feel like I had an impact, I left something at the school," said Georgieff. I didn't want to leave and only be an athlete or only a person that studied. I feel like I contributed in other areas."

She will run on Dunlap's 4x400 meter relay team and compete in the 300 hurdles at this week's IHSA girls state track meet.

"She's a special individual," said Dunlap track coach Pat Garst. "Her dedication to whatever she does. I had her in class last year, a phenomenal student. She wants to excel in everything she does."

This week she runs her final race at the state meet. Then concentrates on another area of excellence.

She's made their cheer team at the University of Illinois.

"I didn't know if I should run track or cheer," Georgieff said "I'm glad I chose cheer because I think it will open the door for me to meet new people."


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