Extra Effort: Sarah Kindler Shines Bright at Richwoods

High School Sports

PEORIA, Ill. — Not only is Sarah Kindler a starter on a young Richwoods volleyball team but she’s in Spanish Club, Interact Club and a junior class officer.

She carries a weighted 4.8 grade point average on a four-point scale.

“It is so much fun being involved, being able to do things outside of just going to school,” said Kindler.

The junior is helping lead her volleyball team which only has two seniors on the roster. The bulk of her team is underclassmen.

“She’s very modest and humble and can be very shy so she doesn’t even believe she is that involved,” said Richwoods volleyball coach Alex Robinson. “But she is sincere going above and beyond within the school, in Peoria and on our volleyball team.

Being a leader on a young volleyball team is right up Kindler’s alley. She spends a good chunk of her summer volunteering at the Peoria Riverfront Museum summer camp working with kids.

“I help out with the activities, lead some activities, help them grow and learn,” said Kindler. “And let them have a good time.”

Kindler’s team has dropped its first three matches but she is having a great time with the start of the volleyball season. And September is a big month for her.

She’s helping create a mural for Richwoods’ Homecoming in early October, another activity on her busy plate.

“Basically the mural we did, we worked on it over the summer, we have it all ready to go. We’ll just have to hang it up,” Kindler said. “I love Homecoming here because there is so much energy.”

That comes from a young lady that appears to have a lot of energy.

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