In My Own Words

Sabrina Hackendorn, Class of 2014

"When I was choosing a high school, I looked at a variety of key factors. In researching other schools, I found that none of them made me feel at home the way St. Elizabeth does. It’s an environment that both nurtures and challenges. Not only am I challenged to excel academically, but in other parts of my life as well… and it is through these challenges that I have been encouraged to grow as a person and come out of my shell. I’ve been inspired to become involved in many activities I never thought I would be a part of – and I am so glad for it! I have had experiences here that will influence me for the rest of my life.

Through these activities, I have gotten to know the people and the community of St. Elizabeth. I love being in a community where everyone knows each other and can be themselves. I feel like I have really found my niche at St. E. However, this community doesn’t just exist here…it extends well beyond the school walls. Alumni – and even people who just live near the school – are always present at sporting events and other St. E activities. It has touched me how our alumni seem to always come back to visit, or to teach; and there’s a strong group that continues the tradition by sending their own kids to school here. As a child of alumni parents, I have always felt at home at St. E… although it is a community that accepts everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

From the start, my St. E experience has given me the chance to grow academically, to expand my athletic abilities and to better understand my value to a community. I have already learned and done so much here – I can’t wait to explore the opportunities ahead of me in my career at St. Elizabeth."

Accomplishments

  • National Honor Society
  • 2014 Graduation Speaker
  • 2014 David Craig Memorial Award for excellence in Spanish
  • 2014 Edward & Helen Hussey Memorial Award for highest average in English
  • 2014 Rev. Joseph R. McMahon Award for highest average in Religious Studies
  • 2014 Eleanor C. Webb Memorial Award for 2nd highest general average in the graduating class
  • 2014 St. Sebastian Award for the senior who best exemplifies excellence both on the athletic field and in the classroom
  • Class of 2014 Award for the most personable, kindest, and most considerate of the seniors, as voted on by classmates
  • Honor Roll 16/16 Quarters
  • Vice President, Student Leadership Group
  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball, volleyball, and track and field
  • 2014 St. E Outstanding Female Athlete
  • Certificate of Honor – National Spanish Exam
  • Member, Lady Vikings Basketball, 2013 State Champions;
       2014 All-State 1st Team and All-Catholic 1st Team;   
       2013 All-State 3rd Team and All Catholic 1st Team
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine
  • Delaware Women’s Alliance for Sport and Fitness Outstanding Female Athlete & Senior Scholarship Recipient
  • Partnership for Peace
  • St. E MVP 2012, 2013, 2014 Track & Field
  • St. E MVP 2013 Varsity Volleyball
  • St. E MVP 2014 Varsity Basketball
  • Congressional Youth Conference
  • Summer Service Trip
  • Co-Leader Peer Tutoring Group

 

 

Sabrina Hackendorn now attends Elizabethtown College, Class of 2018