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STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by April Peterson apeterson@tnonline.com in School

Emelia Cogill

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is history because it’s interesting to see how events and decisions in the past influence us in the present.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I think this would be the only special recognition that I’ve gotten.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am a member of the Salisbury High School Debate Team and have been since my freshman year.

Q: What is your next goal after high school?

A: My next goal after high school is to successfully graduate from college and become a high school teacher myself.

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

A: I think my biggest challenge to date has been teaching myself not to procrastinate in school as much as I used to (although I still occasionally do).

Q: For what would you like to be remembered?

A: I would like to be remembered as a sincere person who always did my best to be honest and open with people and who really cherished all of the friends I had because they made my life so much more fun.

Q: Who is in your family?

A: My family consists of my mom Trish, my dad Chris, my older sister Jess, my three little brothers Alex, Caleb and Lucas and my grandmother Judy.

Q: Whom do you admire? Why?

A: I admire my dad because he fought for our country in the military, raised five kids, and even went back to school and got his degree to be a good example for his children.

Q: Do you have any advice for your peers?

A: I would advise my peers to stop focusing solely on big things far away in the future (graduation/summer break), and learn to appreciate the small positive things in life that can occur everyday.