Sep 06 2017
EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: SARAH FLAAEN | FORMER BADMINTON PLAYER
Sarah Flaaen is SMC’s beloved Operations Assistant! She started at SMC in May and has become an integral part of our team! She graduated from Horizon High School in 2013, near the Clubhouse, in Scottsdale! Sarah played competitive badminton all four years of high school and was selected for co-captain both her junior and senior years. Of badminton, she says, “most people don’t realize [badminton] is a high school sport, but when they find out, they think it is neat and wish that it was recognized and played more.”
Sarah knows first-hand the burden that being on a low-funded team brings. Despite having the highest collective GPA for an athletic team across Horizon, badminton was one of the lowest funded. Because of this, during her senior year, each player had to personally buy a new uniform because their old uniforms were twenty years old!
Throughout high school, Sarah also participated in Spanish Honorary Society, National Honor Society, and Choir; and knows how important high school clubs and teams are. Because of these commitments, she “learned teamwork, leadership, communication, and perseverance.”
We certainly agree that high school clubs and teams teach many important skills! We are so glad to have Sarah as part of our team!