Hey! I’m Emma Husk, a high school Senior from William A. Hough high school. I’m your typical 17-year-old girl for the most part, although I’ve somehow managed to avoid those awful, moody teenage years. My solid group of friends, my family, and my dedication to school have helped me do so. I have a really close relationship with my younger brother, and I strive to be a good role model for him. At the same time, my mom will always be my role model, so having her in my life has helped me stay on a great path.
As of now, the goals motivating me each day require lots of hard work, and trying to stand out from the crowd. After high school, it’s my dream to attend a great university and possibly go into journalism. Afterwards, I have a few farfetched ideas as to where I would like to go in life, one of those being the next Jimmy Fallon or Anderson Cooper, but as myself, of course. If either of those don’t work out, I’ll have to resort to plan B, which I have yet to think of.
Aside from future aspirations, I’m also enjoying this stage in my life by having a Spotify playlist for every single mood I’m in, trying to experience as much of the world as possible by traveling every chance I get, and cherishing time with my family before I must head off to college.
Keep reading to see what else I’ve been up to.
- Member of the National High School Honor Society
- Member of DECA
- 2016 State Finalist
- 2017 State Finalist
- Seven AP classes by graduation
- Grade point average: 4.2
- ACT composite - 28
- ACT super score - 31
- Monthly live TV segment on Fox 46 Charlotte News
- TV segments on WBTV Charlotte
- Monthly blog for Charlotte Parent magazine
- Monthly article in The Davidson Voice Magazine
- 2017 YMCA Summer Camp Counselor
- 2016 YMCA Summer Camp Counselor
- Avid and hardworking babysitter and pet sitter
- 2016-2017 Gold Presidential Service Award Recipient
- Service work for One Body Village*
- 2015-2016 Gold Presidential Service Award Recipient
- Service work for One Body Village
* I traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2015 for spring break (not your average high school student spring break trip, I know). While I was there, I worked in a safe house for an organization called One Body Village who rescues girls from sex trafficking from five different countries across Asia, and then provides them with safe shelter, food, clothing and education. At the house, I got to spend time with the girls and give them supplies, clothes, and books I had gathered back home. Since then, I have held over 10 bake sales, made and sold bracelets, and raised more than $5,000 for the girls who will always hold a place in my heart. This money has enabled them to build and fill a library, and buy Christmas gifts. This enriching experience is something I’ll never forget, and is the reason I will continue to raise money for them.
- 2017 Varsity D1 Hough High School Tennis Team
- 2016 Varsity D1 Hough High School Tennis Team
- 2016 National Club Volleyball Team - Setter
- 2015 Junior Varsity D1 Volleyball Team – Starting Setter
- Winner of the Leadership Award
- 2014 Junior Varsity D1 Volleyball Team – Starting Setter
- Winner of the Most Improved Award
- Playing guitar and singing
- Performed at numerous open mic nights at Summit Coffee in Davidson
- Performed at two guitar concerts at The Bird’s Nest in Davidson
- Painting and drawing
- My art pieces have been selected twice for the Scholastic Art Fair (2016)