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Student Spotlight: Emily Quinn '18

Sophomore Emily Quinn spent her summer volunteering with  a New Mexico organization that serves cancer patients. She plans to attend college to become a nurse.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

This week’s student spotlight shines brightly on Emily Quinn from Little Flower Parish. Emily is a Scecina sophomore with a passion for reading. She names Vikki Wakefield (“Friday Never Leaving”) and John Green (“Looking For Alaska”) among her favorite authors. Emily finds particular inspiration from Green, trying to model her life after his motivating words “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

Emily’s love of literature, and her aptitude for language arts, helped for to achieve the President’s Award for Academic Excellence during her freshman year. As she begins 10th grade, her GPA remains in the top ten for her class. She is focused on working hard to achieve her best always, an attitude that will serve her well as she works toward her goal of graduating from Scecina with an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma.

During the summer, while taking a well-deserved break from her studies, Emily traveled to New Mexico. She worked as a volunteer at Capped, a program that works with cancer patients. Emily feels it is important to help those who are struggling or in need. Recognizing that she has been fortunate, Emily says, “I honestly don’t think I’ve had any major challenges yet in my life. There have been occasional things that have slowed me down, but have not kept me from what I needed to do.”

She plans to continue helping others through their challenges by becoming a nurse.

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