Four years ago, St. Thomas Aquinas announced its top students for the Class of 2015. Among those named was a Saint who made her mark on our school as an exceptional scholar and a phenomenal swimmer. She walked across the stage in her white cap and gown, thanked the faculty for their time and dedication, and went off to pursue her future at the University of Notre Dame.
Fast forward four years and that bright and gifted STA alumna has now graduated again. We caught up with Kyra Sarazen recently only to discover what we knew would be true- she has successfully completed her time at a most prestigious university only to now embark on the next season of her life doing what she has done all along… serving as a light in darkness.
I recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Catholic Social Teaching. I received a Global Health Fellowship from the organization Medical Missionaries to live in Thomassique, Haiti for the next year. While there, I will be working in a clinic and helping to run several community health projects in the outlying villages. After my time in Haiti, I plan to take the MCAT and begin applying to medical schools. I am eager to begin this next chapter in my life and I am so grateful for all the people who have supported me and helped me to get to where I am. God is so good!
Nothing brings us more pleasure or pride than following our Saints on their journeys and watching them make a difference in the lives around them. Congratulations, Kyra, on your abundant achievements. And thank you for continuing to pursue a life journey of meaning and service.
In other words, thank you for still being you- a Saint.