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5/28/2020 6:06:00 PM
Sarah Post Among The Best At Lincoln Charter
Latin honors student soon to be at N.C. State
Seen here in her graduation cap and gown, Sarah Post stands in the gymnasium of the Lincoln Charter School Denver Campus. Post is the school’s salutatorian for the class of 2020.(Photos Courtesy Sarah Post)
Seen here in her graduation cap and
gown, Sarah Post stands in the
gymnasium of the Lincoln Charter
School Denver Campus. Post is the
school’s salutatorian for the class of 2020.

(Photos Courtesy Sarah Post)

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Don’t fence me in! The future
is wide open for Sarah Post.

Thomas Lark
Staff Writer

DENVER––She’ll be the leader of her pack.

The Wolfpack, that is. Come August, Sarah Post will be off to North Carolina State University and its Poole College of Management.

But right now, the 18-year-old is being recognized as among the best and brightest in the class of 2020 at the Lincoln Charter School Denver Campus. According to chief administrator Jonathan Bryant, Post is a summa cum laude graduate.

She is the daughter of Russell and Meredith Post of Denver. Wednesday, Mrs. Post, an elementary teaching assistant for Lincoln Charter, told The Herald how delighted she and her family are for all that this remarkable, young woman has done.

“We are very proud of all her accomplishments,” she said. “Sarah has worked very hard for the last 13 years.”

That’s evident by the partial scholarship to N.C. State, as well as other monies and multiple scholarships, as Mrs. Post revealed.

“Our balance is zero,” she said, “so we’re very happy!”

Miss Post informed that she also has an older sister. Rachel Post, 21, is a recent graduate of Liberty University.

Sarah Post has always been an “A” honor roll student. She currently has an unweighted grade point average (or GPA) of 4.00.

“For two years,” she said, “I have taken classes through my dual enrollment at Gaston College. This has allowed me to take classes that LCS doesn’t offer, as well as get credit towards college classes. I am a scholar-athlete and take AP (advanced-placement) classes that also allow me to get college credit.”

Post spoke further about her time at Lincoln Charter.

“One of my favorite classes in high school was physics with Mr. T. (Edwin Traquilino), because it was always so fun,” she said. “And even though my groups’ lab projects rarely worked, because we certainly were no engineers, we always had so much fun doing them. I also loved math class with Mrs. (Emily) Crisp, because you can tell how much she loves her job and the students. I always looked forward to my on-line period with Mr. (John) Turpin, because it was kind of a mental break, and I would always have it with a friend. We always looked forward to it as a chill/snack time––once I got my work done, of course.”

Post also enjoyed Rachel Drake’s social studies classes, including AP American history and AP psychology.

“They were always full of information,” said Post, “but not just course requirements. I definitely learned many life lessons and tips to carry on into college and my life afterwards as well.”

An altruistic life
A student of Lincoln Charter from kindergarten onward, Post took part in many school clubs. The most important for her was the Interact Club, of which she was a member for all four years of high school.

“I got the opportunity to help with Operation Christmas Child for three years,” she said of the Samaritan’s Purse annual fundraiser and initiative for impoverished children. “We also put on many bake sales and fundraisers to raise money for such causes as breast cancer.”

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Because of the Interact Club’s sponsorship by the Rotary Club, she was awarded with the Rotary Club of Denver-Lake Norman’s Student of the Month recognition. Post was given the opportunity to attend one of the Rotarians’ meetings and speak to them about her accomplishments and plans for the future.

“Last year,” she added, “I was a junior marshal, for which I am even more appreciative of now, seeing that I got to participate very closely in a traditional graduation, which the class of 2020 sadly won’t be receiving this year.”

Post played for four years on the women’s varsity tennis team for LCS.

“Through that,” she said, “my love of tennis really grew, thanks to my coach, Dana Crichton, as well. I always looked forward to practices and matches, and we had a really amazing team, which gave me the opportunity to make new friends. I was a team captain, along with the other seniors my senior year, which was really fun and an honor.”

During her sophomore, junior and senior years, Post was awarded with all-conference honors by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Southern Piedmont Athletic Conference. This was due to her improvement and to Crichton’s sincere dedication to the team, as Post noted.

“Our coach always encouraged us to participate in things as a team in order to work better as a team,” she said. “Last year, we volunteered for Love Denver (a church-sponsored community medical clinic), as well as put on a yard sale to get rid of things that might be of greater necessity to others in the community and raise money for the team.

“Outside of school,” she added, “I like to play tennis with my dad, and I have participated in a few tournaments as well. I really enjoy shopping, working out and hanging out with my friends. Together, we always like to go out to eat at new places, or eat our favorite food, sushi. We also like to swim in the lake and go tubing. Much of my life is done at home with my family. I love to cook, thanks to my parents, who also enjoy cooking and always have a home-cooked meal for me. I love to travel as well. I have been to almost all 50 states; I think I’m at 42. Last year, I also took a trip to Amsterdam with my dad for spring break, and I went to Alaska with my family a few years ago on a mission trip.”

A member of Denver Baptist Church, Miss Post is active in its student ministry.

And she extolled the class of 2020, addressing its members directly.

“Although the ending to our high school career may not be traditional,” she said, “it will certainly be one we won’t forget. I am very grateful for my 13 years at Lincoln Charter and the friends, education and opportunities it has provided for me. I hope that the class of 2020 continues to move forward with a positive attitude.”

Post said she hopes her classmates will be mindful of the words of the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 40, verse 31: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as of eagles. They shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.”

“Remember,” she added, “hard work will be rewarded. And always follow your dreams!”

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