Spotlight On: Sarah, a sports dynamo

Sarah Hutson

Talk about a busy bee! At just 12 years old, Sarah Hutson, a service participant from our Shreveport office, sure knows how to keep active. With swimming, softball and cheerleading on her list of activities, this young lady shows us that having Down syndrome doesn't mean you can't lead an active life. 

If you ask her Easter Seals Louisiana Support Coordinator Adriane, Sarah is bright young lady who is very active. Sarah is on the prep cheer squad at Stockewell Elementary School in Bossier City, LA and a member of the local Swim School where she won three 1st place ribbons in the Special Olympics competition this year. 

"Sarah also is a very smart young lady, she has made all A's in her classes and is looking forward to going to Junior high school next year. Sarah has been an honor roll student for the past two years and this year she made all A's the last 9 weeks of this school year," says Adriane.

Sarah Hutson Sports

A natural social butterfly, Sarah's mom says she has always gotten along well with others. Her Aunt Debby says she's a "ray of sunshine." Among her best qualities is her eagerness to please.

"She is my best helper around the house. She is very neat and likes her room to be spotless. She will often take clothes and fold them without being asked and puts them away," says her mother. 

We caught up with Sarah to hear more about her day to day life, a few of her favorite things, and her plans for the summer. 

What are your favorite activities?

Riding my bike, reading, playing with my tablet.

Do you have a favorite book?

Hannah Montana

What would you consider your special talents?

Cleaning, swimming, and cheering

What 3 words describe you best?

Sweet, cheerful, and loving

Do you have any big plans for this summer?

Visiting with family and going to the beach.

I hear you’re quite the swimmer and also do cheerleading as well. What do you like most about competing in sports?

Being with my friends and getting ribbons!

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