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EHS names student of the week

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. Please provide the first names of your family members: parents, siblings and pets.

A. My mother’s name is Helen, my father’s name is Tom and my sister’s name is Abbey. I also have a 12-year-old wheaten terrier named Sulley.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. It’s difficult to pick a favorite, but I think I have to go with English. I really enjoy reading and analyzing literature. I also enjoy history a lot, so the history aspect of understanding the situation in which things were written is very appealing.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I have received a Keystone Award for review writing, an honorable mention from National Scholastic Press Association for review writing, an achievement in German award and an achievement in broadcasting and film award.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? How has COVID-19 impacted these activities?

A. I am the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Stinger, the videographer for the field hockey team, a member of the academic team and a member of the German Club. For The Stinger, our coverage last year was greatly affected by COVID-19. We were forced to switch mostly to online publication, but thankfully this year has allowed us to return to our normal print issue schedule.

Q. What do you consider your biggest challenge to date?

A. My biggest challenge to date has been managing my schedule. At least during the start of this school year, I had a hard time juggling academics, extracurriculars and work. Thankfully, I’ve maintained good grades and things have calmed down a considerable amount.

Q. What is your next goal after high school?

A. My next goal after high school is to get into NYU film school. It’s my dream to study film in college and eventually become a film director.

Q. Whom do you admire? Why?

A. I admire my journalism teacher, Ms. Reaman. She never fails to make her classroom a safe space for her students and it really helps on stressful school days.

Q. For what would you like to be remembered?

A. I would like to be remembered as someone who did their best to make other people’s lives more enjoyable.

Q. Do you have any advice for your peers?

A. Sometimes it’s OK to just take a second and breathe. Just remember that as long as you put in your best effort, everything will work out fine in the end.