Sara Dykstra is a 19 year old intern at Lakeshore Public Media, where she is just beginning to pursue her dream in public media. She graduated from Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, IN in 2016. This is where she realized her love and passion for Radio/Television broadcasting thanks to her Teacher/Mentor, Jeff Martin, who is the Radio/TV Broadcasting instructor at KVHS. After High school, she moved to Valparaiso, Indiana with her boyfriend Bryan Lee who is a local glassblowing artist in the area at Hot Shop Valpo. She is currently employed at The Home Depot in Valparaiso where she loves her job and the perks of customer service. She is currently looking into colleges of choice before pursuing her passion for broadcasting any further. Along her journey she has won numerous awards for publications including the following: 1st place in Chronological Yearbook Design at Franklin College's IHSPA (Indiana High School Press Association), 1st place in BPA (Business Professionals of America) Regional's for News Broadcast Team Production (2014 & 2015), 2nd place in BPA State for News Broadcast Team Production (2016), Top 25 in the Nation for BPA News Broadcast Team Production, Best Actress Award for High school Film Festival (2015 & 2016).