STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SARAH JAMES
Our hearts are broken in St. Charles Parish with the news of the passing of Sarah James. Sarah was a native of Montz, a graduate of Destrehan High School and a sophomore at LSU studying biological engineering. She was an accomplished young woman, having been chosen as Student of the Year for St. Charles Parish in her senior year. Additionally, she was the president of the school’s National Honor Society, a member of the student council, and a member of the tennis team and was named captain in her senior year. She went on to graduate as salutatorian of her class.
Last year, in an interview with the St. Charles Herald Guide leading up to her graduation, Sarah explained why she had chosen to pursue a career in medicine. “My goal is to improve people’s lives, hopefully in a really impactful way,” James said.
“All of us in St. Charles Parish are lifting the James family up in prayer,” said St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran. “We should all honor Sarah by doing exactly what she set out to do; to make a positive difference in others’ lives.”