By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea High School has a lot of fascinating and interesting students. Senior Sarah Loring is one such student and musician.
She takes part in many activities: “Creative writing club, yearbook, ringing handbells, National Honors Society, Sexuality and Gender Awareness Club,” Sarah said.
She has had many big moments in her life: “I was given two awards for my academic achievements in English,” she said. “I helped organize a national day of silence at CHS where students took a vow of silence for the day to shed light on the silencing of LGBTQ+ students in school. I went on many mission trips and participated in many handbell performances.”
Her favorite subjects are English or Biology. Her favorite teachers are Sinacola, Mrs. Putnam, Mrs. Degracia, and Mrs. Popavich. Her favorite classes are Biology 2, AP Literature, Ceramics, and Symphony Orchestra. She likes the music of Grouplove, Craig Courtney, King Princess, Hayley Kiyoko, and Dolly Parton. Hobbies include drawing, painting, writing poetry, and singing.
Her mom is Mary Loring and her dad is Mark Loring and she has one brother, Eric Loring. “I want to be a teacher and part time beekeeper,” she said.
Influences are her parents, friends, teachers, and the kind adults who have helped her get through high school.
Advice for other musicians is solid: “Don't worry about what chair you get,” she said. “Playing music shouldn't be a competition. It doesn't matter where you sit because no matter where you are in an ensemble you are contributing to the group. Play passionately and experience all of the emotions the song provides you. Because you don't have to be the next Bach or Beethoven, you just have to be true to yourself and enjoy every note like it's the last.”