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Congratulations to Sarah Mertson who was highlighted on WICZ

Sarah Mertson

Congratulations to NV Senior Sarah Mertson who was the senior spotlight on WICZ. 

Mertson was a member of the Cardinals field hockey, basketball and softball teams. In both field hockey and basketball her teams made the Sectional title game this season including an undefeated regular season run by the Cardinals basketball team. Mertson has won multiple Cardinal Pride awards, the Sharon Mullins Leadership Award, and was a recipient of the Section 4 Character Counts Award. Mertson says her time as a student-athlete has taught her to enjoy the ride. 

“Just enjoy it,” says Mertson. “We only get so long to play sports and to do the things we love with people we know and have fun with. I think that the best part of high school athletics is just to have fun, be with your team and compete.” 

Outside of sports, Mertson was a member of Student Council, Interact Club, National honor Society, and the school Musical. Mertson also earned the honor of being Newark Valley's Class of 2020 Valedictorian.

In the fall Mertson will attend SUNY Geneseo where she will study Biophysics. To see the full story on WICZ click here. 

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