Emily Mae Edmunds – Georgia Nomination & Photography by Cheri Edmunds Issue 50 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Emily Mae is a beautiful, Christian young lady whose character, wisdom and grace has set her apart and is an inspiration to others. Emily Mae is in 11th grade and excels in academics and is Vice President of Beta this year and a nominee for the Governors Honor program along with treasurer of the junior class. Her leadership skills extends into the community where she is an active member of church and community opportunities. Her love for musicals and singing finds her involved not only in the school plays and National Thespian Society but also community theatre.
Photography by Cheri Edmunds
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I am currently in the 11th grade, and during the summer of 10th grade I moved to a new school. While it was very scary, I was able to get very involved in my school because I had confidence in myself. I was able to be the treasurer of my junior class and the Vice President of my school’s beta club after a month of being at my new school.
What is Beta and what does your role as president entail? Beta Club is an organization of students that have all As. The main goal of the organization is to serve the community through community service projects. I am actually vice president and as vice president, I mainly aid the president in deciding what community service opportunities would be best for our club and organizing those opportunities.
What do you love about this organization and your role? I love that Beta is service-focused because being a part of it always reminds me that no matter what I am doing in life, I always have time to give back to my community. My favorite part of being vice president is that I can help my other club members give back to the community.
Photography by Cheri Edmunds
With all of your leadership roles, what do you feel is your strongest leadership skill? My strongest leadership skill is my integrity. I am a very honest person, and I want to try my best to lead my peers in the right direction no matter what. I stand by my morals and my faith in every situation, which leads me to be a steadfast leader.
Tell us more about the musicals you've been in. Which has been your favorite part to play and why? I have been in about 20 musicals since the 6th grade and have greatly enjoyed every part that I have played in every one of those musicals. But, in the 9th grade, I was able to be in a production of Frozen Jr., and I got to play Sven the reindeer. I had the best time playing Sven because he is such a fun-loving character and it made me happy to play him.
What is National Thespian Society and what do you do in it? National Thespian Society is an organization of students that all have 100 hours or more of theater experience. Thespian Society meets throughout the year to discuss the events that we will do at the annual convention.
What community service opportunities have you had? Which one do you find you spend the most time doing? I have had too many community service opportunities to count, but a few of my favorites have been volunteering at an after-school special education program, tutoring other students, and helping people in nursing homes. Most of the time I spend serving I have either spent it tutoring other students or making cards for nursing home residents.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? If I were to present a topic to a group of peers it would be about how important it is for children to be comfortable in a hospital setting. In very stressful situations such as being in the hospital it is imperative that kids understand what is happening to them. If kids are comfortable with being in the hospital, their hospital stay, and treatment will be more calm and smooth for everyone involved.
Look for Emily Mae in issue 50 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!