Rose Chen, Reporter

Optimistic senior Sarah Carney immersed herself in many activities during her high school career. These activities included Student Government (four years), Stage Crew (three years), and Gay Straight Alliance (one year). Carney was the co-head of the props crew for The Secret Garden and head of the crew for Les Mis. She will be attending Elizabethtown College to study biology with hopes of becoming a veterinarian.

What were your standout classes?  

My standout classes from high school have to be my CP biology class sophomore year, Mr. Panczer’s honors gov class senior year, Mr. Madden’s AP Lang class senior year, and all my ceramics classes.  

Who will you remember most in Bangor and why?   

Teacher wise, I think I’ll remember Mr. Egner the most. I had him sophomore year for CP biology, and he was one of the best teachers I’ve had. His class was easy, but I was able to learn and if I needed any extra help, he was always available. My friends and I enjoyed him and his class so much, we celebrated his birthday with cookies and a giant confetti popper. Student-wise would have to be Sean Bunting. We became extremely close in 2020 and he has been my best friend and #1 supporter since. He’s done so much for me I can’t even begin to list, but he’s definitely one of the best people in my life and I always hope after school, he’ll always remain in my life. 

What is your best high school memory and why?  

My best high school memory is probably making it to senior year. Walking into school that day made me realize that I am more capable of accomplishing my dreams than I think I am.  

What is your worst high school memory and why?  

I don’t think I ever had a worse enough high school experience to discuss. For the most part, I had a lot of fun during high school, even the years school was shut down and I did cyber. In all honestly, if I did have any bad memories, I suppressed them.  

Which band could play the soundtrack to your high school career and why?  

Greta Van Fleet. There’s no other reason but the fact that they’re my favorite band, after Queen. However, all their band members are still alive.  

If there were a movie made about your high school days, which actor would play your part and why?  

Sarah Paulson because I love her. She’s an amazing actress and extremely versatile.  

Who influenced you most during high school and why?  

My parents. They always pushed me to do my best and helped me strive to my greatest ability. However, they never forced me to do anything I didn’t feel comfortable doing or make me feel bad about grades or test scores. They are always beyond supportive and I am lucky to have such loving parents.  

Describe what you hope your life will be like in ten years.   

In 10 years, my main thing is that I hope to be out of college and in my own apartment. I know I have a long way to go until I’m officially out of school, but at this point I would hope to have become a veterinarian. I would love to still be contact with my high school friends as well, even my underclassmen friends.  

Which event, events will you miss the most at Bangor and why?  

The musicals 1000%. I’ve met so many amazing people during rehearsals and had so many amazing experiences. It gave me something to look forward to and I always enjoyed getting into the songs and plot of the different stories. Watching all my friends perform and participate in what they love to do was so heart-warming. There is so much more I could say, but I will forever miss the late-night tech rehearsals, trips to the extremely unorganized prop closet, and my friends who I have made throughout the years.  

What is your favorite quote to live by and why?  

A quote I love is “When life gives you lemons, you sell some of your grandma’s jewelry and you go clubbin” from Parks and Rec because of how ridiculous it is. Not to mention, I love the show. On a real note, I love “Where there’s love, we must live on” by Josh Kiszka, the lead singer of Greta Van Fleet. It kind of gives me a sense of security and warmth, knowing that I have surrounded myself with people who love and care about me. With them by my side, I know I’ll be alright.  

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to and why?  

If I had to change my name, I would change it to Naomi. It was my great-grandmother’s name, and although I was never super close with her, I know she meant a lot to my mother and grandma. The name itself is so pretty and I personally would choose anything over Sarah.   

What was your favorite memory about stage crew?  

Being in stage crew was definitely one of my best experiences in high school. Bangor has so many extremely talented kids and I was so honored to befriend some of them. One of the things I’ll always remember about it was going on stage for bows. Seeing all my friends and family in the audience as well as community members and old classmates, it warmed my heart to see how many people care and support the arts. The friends I made were also a huge bonus.  

What’s your favorite concert you’ve been to and what is your dream concert to attend?

I’ve been to many concerts, but my favorite concert I’ve attended was probably Harry Styles. Embarrassingly, I spent loads of money to go for my sister and I, but it was definitely worth it. My dream concert would be Queen, obviously if Freddie Mercury was still alive.