Hello my name is Sarah Raper. I’m 16 years old and a Junior at Nettleton High School in Nettleton Mississippi. I joined the varsity golf team when I was in the 8th grade. Since joining the team, I have played in three State Championship tournaments. My team won the State Championship in 2017. However we finished in fourth place in 2018 and were State Runner-Ups in 2019. Not winning the championship during the past two seasons was very disappointing. But this has made me push myself to play better. I want to be the best I can be not only for myself, but for my team. During the summer, I compete in the Northeast Mississippi Coca-Cola Junior Tour. I have won the Overall Girls Championship for ages 13-18 for the past two seasons. I love playing the tour because it gives me a chance to compete on different courses that offer different challenges. I also compete in several Mississippi Junior Golf Association tournaments during the year.
As much as I love golf, I take my education very seriously. This year, I am enrolled in several dual- credit classes and an AP class. I am a six year member of the Student Government Association serving my class as Vice President. I am a member of the Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society. I have also enjoyed being a member of the Junior Civitans, serving as club president for this school year. This fall, I was honored to be elected by my classmates to represent the Junior class as Homecoming Maid.
I plan to consider colleges that meet my academic goals and allow me to compete on the next level.
Thank you for your time in considering me.