Annie Sadvar is a 2012 graduate of Moffat County High School and a freshman at the University of Wyoming. She is taking her passion for service to Costa Rica for two weeks beginning June 28.

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Annie Sadvar is a 2012 graduate of Moffat County High School and a freshman at the University of Wyoming. She is taking her passion for service to Costa Rica for two weeks beginning June 28.

M2: Moffat County alum Sadvar is good to her core

Going to college can be a thrilling experience of personal growth.

Moffat County High School graduate Annie Sadvar has embraced that opportunity and is furthering her passions through opportunities at school.

Sadvar, a star on the Lady Bulldogs girls basketball team and top-notch student during her time at MCHS, is a couple months away from completing her freshman year at the University of Wyoming. She hasn’t decided on a major — she’s leaning toward exercise science or kinesiology — but has had no problem finding a niche in extracurricular activities.

Sadvar is raising money and getting prepared to leave June 28 for a two-week volunteer trip in Costa Rica. As a part of the International Student Volunteers program, Sadvar will work on an animal conservation project during her time there.

While finding things to get involved in during her freshman year, the volunteer program was a natural fit. Sadvar had been part of service clubs in high school in Craig and volunteer work became a big part of her life.

“I started to do Key Club and Youth United Way and originally it started out because I wanted a good resume,” she said. “It kind of hit closer to home and I ended up really liking it.”

Sadvar is looking forward to the Costa Rica trip, her first volunteering project outside the U.S.

“Something just clicked and I decided to go to Costa Rica,” she said. “I just thought originally (in high school) it would be good to give a little. But once I did it, it makes you feel good. You realize how much of an impact you can have.”

The fact that Sadvar cares about giving back to her community and others makes it easy for her mother, Nancy Day, to be proud.

“I think she’s a great role model for younger people and she’s certainly made her dad and I proud,” Day said. “I think for somebody who has whatever she needs to feel the need to give back, I feel happy she’s got that core.”

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or nwaggenspack@craigdailypress.com.

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