Sarah Tamme has a formula for dividing time between athletics and academics.
“You have to study when you can and practice when you have to,” she said.
That time-management motto has proven successful for Tamme, who is an all-district girls basketball player and stellar student.
The Kentucky Governor’s Scholar is also a track runner, co-president of the Pep Club and a piano player.
When not hitting the books, court or keys, Tamme has volunteered as a page for the Kentucky Legislature, stage manager at West T. Hill Community Theater and student representative for ASAP Drug Free Community Coalition, among other positions.
But she said her most meaningful volunteer experience was serving food to the homeless at the Hope Center in Lexington.
“It really opened my eyes to how fortunate I am,” she said. “I’ll never take things for granted, and I won’t judge because I understand better now what they go through.”
Tamme, daughter of Theo and Pam Tamme, will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall, following in the footsteps of older brother and NFL player Jacob Tamme.
She said she’s never felt overshadowed by Jacob, but she does look up to him.
“When people do talk to me about him, I’m proud,” she said. “He really is a role model.”