NAME: Sarah Kumpon
GRADE/SCHOOL: 11th Grade, High School
Sarah's Spotlight Moment came when she placed 3rd at the New York State Figure Skating Competition at the NYS Fair this past summer.
Sarah has been a figure skater for the past 12 1/2 years. She trains with the Binghamton Figure Skating Club. In addition to the NYS competition, Sarah has competed and place at the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) World Figure Skating championships held in July. She has passed her novice moves and hopes to pass her junior moves in March. She currently shares her talents as a volunteer with her skating club, teaching the learn-to-skate program twice a week. She plans to become a USA Figure Skating Association coach this year and pass her senior moves test. This summer she will compete in the Golden Blades competition in Pittsburgh, with skaters at all skating levels and from around the country. Sarah said what she likes best about ice skating is competing and working to improve her technique.
MORE ABOUT SARAH:
Hobbies/activities: Sarah is a musician, playing flute and piccolo in the HS band, and she sings in chorus. She has participated in several New York State School Music Association festivals. She plays volleyball and is a member of Key Club.
Favorite subject: Math
Least favorite subject: Social Studies
What she wants to be when she grows up: Sarah said she will most likely pursue a career in the medical field and she will coach figure skating.