She attended Bowdoin Central School and was to enter Mt. Ararat Middle School in the fall of 1988. Sarah was an honor student and recipient of the Presidential Award for Scholastic Achievement. She participated in the gifted and talented program and was to be in the honors math program at Mt. Ararat Middle School. Sarah was known as a mature, good-natured and athletic kid, who was an outstanding citizen for her age.
Friends and relatives raised money for this fund in her name. Awards from this fund are based on student financial need, after which recipients are requested to be graduates of Mt. Ararat High School.