Eyes on Kent: Defying Gravity

Chelsae Ketchum

Abigail Sachs’s first loves in life were writing and storytelling. Through music and theater, she realized there are multiple ways to tell stories.

Graduating in May with a degree in English, she hopes to work in Student and Accessibility Services for higher education. Despite a battle with cerebral palsy, she hopes to help others who have disabilities. ‘Defy Gravity’ will be written on her graduation cap as a tribute to the musical Wicked, a reflection of how she has overcome low confidence.

“You can’t let your past define who you are now,” she said, “The growth you experience makes [you] who you are.”