A senior at Georgia Southern University, Sarah DeLoach is a dual STEM major, studying mathematics and mechanical engineering. She is a member of the University Honors Program and is very involved on campus where she is the Recruitment Chair for the Southern Ambassador Lead Team. She is also one of the only female members of Eagle Motor Sports. By partnering with the Society of Automotive Engineers, Sarah spearheaded the implementation of their K-12 STEM education curriculum, A World In Motion, within a local school system. This allowed her and other college students to share their love of science, technology, engineering and math with 6th graders of all backgrounds.
Sarah’s platform is A Heart For Mentoring: Helping Others Realize Their Full Potential. She has had the opportunity to mentor a small group of third and fourth grade girls on a weekly basis at several local elementary schools. Sarah says, “I feel dedicated to guide students along a path of confidence and success. With each visit, I share my story and encourage self esteem by communicating the importance of loving yourself for who you were made to be. Through the reactions and discussions I have had with these students, it’s clear that having self-confidence is something many students struggle with, and I believe being able to relate to someone who has had the same experiences makes a lasting impression.” As a dual STEM major, Sarah says she feels it critical to encourage these young girls to embrace their uniqueness and follow their passions whether or not they fit into the female “stereotype.” After graduating with honors from Pinewood Christian Academy in 2015, Sarah accepted a job as a dance instructor for Jennifer’s School of Dance. She began her dance career when she was 5 years old and now enjoys every moment spent with her dancers, and also appreciates the opportunity she has to be a mentor to them.