As the first from Saugerties to receive this honor, Thornton, a 2004 graduate, excelled in discus and shot put during high school, securing local and state championships. Her collegiate career at the University of Rhode Island included four consecutive discus championships. Post-collegiate, Sarah made a mark in coaching and as a competitor, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials and continuing to excel at national events.
The school now proudly displays a plaque commemorating her achievements.
The Section IX Hall of Fame was set up about 6 years ago and was spear headed by mostly Orange County coaches. Each year they nominate several athletes, a coach and sometimes an official.
Thornton's journey from a standout high school athlete to a decorated coach and elite competitor is not only a source of pride for Saugerties High School but also a shining example of perseverance and dedication. The plaque hanging in the school now serves as a tangible reminder of her legacy and an inspiration for aspiring athletes throughout Saugerties.
Get ready for a day of excitement and fun at Saugerties High School's much-anticipated Spring Carnival, scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
The Saugerties High School Drama Club proudly present Les Misérables: School Edition.
Saugerties Central School District is in the process of developing its Strategic Plan, a vital blueprint that clearly defines our priorities and our vision for all students over the next several years.
Be on the lookout for the Saugerties Central School District Winter Newsletter, soon to arrive in mailboxes throughout the community.
Mark your calendars for a fantastic day of shopping and community fun at this year's French Club Flea Market!