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Sara Stoakes

April 30, 2009
Traer Star-Clipper

How many family members do you have and what are their names?

Five, Dennis Stoakes (father), Sharon Stoakes (mother), and William Stoakes and John Stoakes (brothers)

If you could travel anywhere and see anything, where would you go and why?

I would travel to Argentina. It would be interesting to see their way of agriculture.

What career do you want to pursue after you leave North Tama and/or College?

I want to go to college and learn new things and reach my highest potential as a runner.

What's your favorite song and Why?

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who because its unique and meaningful.

How do you spend your free time?

Riding horses, helping out on the farm, playing my guitar, running, or learning new things.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why?

Mr. Kent Hanser. He has taught me so many important life lessons and he alone has given me the strength and the courage to dream big.

What piece of advice would you give to your classmates about their senior year?

Be yourself. In being yourself you find a strength that outweighs all the pains of not fitting in.

What is your favorite memory from your experiences at North Tama?

All the experiences I had running on the blue oval in Des Moines.

What do you look forward to most about life after school?

Meeting people with the same interests as me and applying my knowledge to tasks.

What was your favorite class that you have taken or are taking now and why?

Animal Science II because it dealt with a lot of information I am interested in and was very hands on.

First thing after commencement that I will do is.

Go for a long run.

In one sentence, give a statement that you would want to be remembered by.

Don't let what other people think decide who you are.



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