January Senior of the Month

January 8, 2023


By Cayne Essinger

Congratulations to our January Senior of the Month, Emily Ernst!!

Here’s what some of the staff have to say about her:

“The thing I love about Emily is that she is always showing up with a kind heart, a compassionate spirit, and is always more than willing to put her best effort into everything she does. Her natural intuition to do the right thing, treat others fairly, and always show respect make her a natural and idyllic role model for her peers. There is no doubt in my mind that I will miss having her around next year but I also cannot wait to see what she does in the world after high school since she has already left such an impact at Arlington HS!” 

 “Emily was such an asset to the cheerleading squad this year!  Her compassion, hard-work, and leadership did not go unnoticed.  She is going to do great things after graduation. Best of luck to you!”  

“Emily is kind, genuine, relatable, and makes everyone feel included. When given a task to complete she is focused, thorough, and not afraid to ask questions. It has been a tremendous honor having her in my classes. She has left a positive mark on Arlington and will be greatly missed. However, I know she will continue to spread her wings and achieve great things beyond AHS. Congratulations Emily!”

“If asked to describe Emily Ernst in one word it would be leadership. She is the true definition of a leader in every shape and form.  Outside of the classroom, she shows leadership in NHS, Senior Class President, SNHS, Student Council, NJHS, Junior Lighthouse Team, HOBY, Hancock Youth Leadership Representative, Cheerleading, All Brass Marching Band (High Brass Captain, Concert Band, Pep Band, Choir, Select Ensemble, Women’s Choir, Solo and Ensemble, District 3 Honors Choir, and Loud Crowd. She has demonstrated excellence in everything she puts her mind to, whether designing an experiment, collaborating with others, or leading the band and choir performances.  Emily is just the kind of driven, engaging, and curious student that helped make our classroom a lively environment and safe place to take intellectual risks.”

We asked Emily some questions to get to know her better!

If you could visit one place in the world, where would you want to visit and why?

I would visit Italy because I love the cobblestone roads and tight buildings! That country is gorgeous and I’ve wanted to visit it for a long time.

You were given an elephant but cannot sell it or give it away, what are you going to do?

Um I would definitely keep it! Elephants are one of my favorite animals, so I would keep it as a pet. I would probably ride around town on it too!

If you had 1 million dollars, what would you do with it and why?

I would spend it on my college education and I would probably save the rest of it for my dream home!

What is your most favorite thing ever and why?

My favorite things ever are my puppies, Stella and Ruby. Stella is a 3-year old mini Aussiedoodle and Ruby is 1 year old, we really don’t know what Ruby is for sure but I think she might be a cat.

You happened to be on a shipwreck and you have all your necessities, what other two items or things would you want with you?

I would want my epi pen in case I somehow got an allergic reaction. I’d also want my cell phone to call for help!


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