Sarah Padgett Lucas, a Holly Ridge native, graduated from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology (cum laude), as well as an Associate of Science in Legal Assistant (cum laude). After graduating from WSU, she worked for the next 20 years in top 100 law firms. Sarah joined the VFW Auxiliary in 2012, after moving to Camp Lejeune. While raising her three children, she continued to work with the VFW to volunteer and serve in the capacities of Auxiliary Patriotic Instructor, Trustee, and Youth Services committee chair, as well as assisting the VFW Boy Scout Charter Organization Representative. In 2014, she was invited to join the "Honor Degree of the Post", and became a member of the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary (MOCA), to continue her service to the Post and focusing on hospital work. In 2016, she was awarded the Jacksonville Veteran Volunteer of the Year Award for the MOCA. During her time with the MOCA, she has served as Trustee, Secretary, and President for her local Auxiliary, and ultimately worked through the chairs to become the Grand President for the State of North Carolina (state president) for the 2019-2020 year. She currently continues to serve the VFW Auxiliary as President of Auxiliary 9983, as well as currently holding a Supreme (National) office for the MOCA on the scholarship committee, and remains Secretary and Senior Vice for her local MOCA. Sarah is happily married and has three children. She works as an office manager, as well as maintaining independent contractor duties as a legal typist, and operates an entertainment company with her husband, Daryl, performing both live music and DJing.