There was time (May 5, 1995, to be exact) in a far off place that a legend was born. This girl is no normal human being. Emily De Jong would grow up to wow the world with a dazzling smile, a music selection that could confuse anyone, and a loving heart.
To challenge her mind now as a senior, Emily is in band, mentoring, AP Spanish, AP calculus, government, human anatomy & physiology, and art. If her crazy schedule doesn’t knock your socks off, then her extracurricular list (and taekwondo skills) will. She has been in large group speech, ran for and managed the cross country team, played the clarinet and saxophone in jazz band, won the Johnson Space Center SSDC twice, supported TATU, volunteered her time in church and school, and she has worked behind the scenes for the high school musicals. Believe it or not, the list easily goes on!
If Emily needs a moment to relax and breathe her music selection can vary from Journey to Eminem to a more musical style by Two Steps from Hell. Sometimes she might even munch on some mac and cheese while watching “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Despite her perfectly odd personality, Emily is a hard worker and her list of activities and future goals shows for it. When she moves to show off her awesomeness somewhere else, she will be attending school over by the East Coast. To pass on her words of wisdom she would like to tell the underclassmen, “Success comes in many shapes and forms. Determine your meaning of success and work for it. You won’t find a group of neighbors, faculty, or community members who cares as deeply about your success, however you define it, as the people in our town do. Take advantage of this fact.”
By: Chastity Henrichs