Sarah Sanchez, the Vice President of Public Relations for ABC Public Relations and the Editor of Armijo News served her last day last Friday to begin a job within her field, counseling. She was with the company for over 9 years, spanning from her summer job she began while in high school.
“It’s really been longer than 9 years,” said ABC PR President, and proud papa, Michael Armijo. “She really began when she was 7 years old, she helped rubber band newspapers and threw the papers out of my car window and onto driveways of homes in Walnut and Diamond Bar.”
Sarah had earned a degree in Psychology from Fullerton a few years ago and then another degree in Psychology and a minor in Christian Studies from California Baptist University last June. She has now accepted a position as a Student Accounts Counselor with her alumni Cal Baptist. She hopes to pursue her Masters Degree at California Baptist University in the furtue
“Although we will miss Sarah’s talent and passion to move mountains and help people, we are proud of her success and her desire to continue her education,” added Armijo. “We believe in her and we encourage anyone who works for us to continue to grow and excel in every aspect possible.”
Sarah has had a lifelong series of success beginning at a young age. In middle school she began cheering with the Walnut/Diamond Bar Cowboys which prepared her for a four year stint on the Walnut High Cheer Squad. She was one of only two girls who cheered for the entire four years, while serving as Captain her senior year. She was also involved in several clubs including a successful election run as an ASB Speaker of the House.
Sarah went on to cheer at Fullerton College for two years while earning her first degree in Psychology. She then got married, moved to Corona, and got heavily involved in her church, Vantage Point in Eastvale. She served as a leader in several mentoring groups and helps lead the “Ignite” program, where she mentors teenagers.
Sarah is now in her final stage of co-authoring a book, “Life Lessons at Lunch”, which is a compilation of short stories she has written over the past few years. The book is due out in mid to late September.
“What amazes me about Sarah is that she has been quite successful within her life, but struggled just as many do each day. She openly talks about the struggles she has experienced, and witnessed, and uses those harsh memories to counsel teenagers while encouraging them that anyone can be successful,” added Armijo. “I see that as an example of someone who doesn’t just talk about living by words, but someone who lives by example. I will miss our daily friendship, and I will miss our daily ‘Life Lessons at Lunch’.” ■