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Starkville High freshman Emily Turner is a straight-A student and a â€śrespectful young lady,â€ť according to her teacher Marica Neal, and that is why she is this weekâ€™s academic all-star.
â€śEmily is a wonderful student,â€ť Neal said. â€śNot only does she complete all work, but she also does so in a manner that reflects the respectful young lady that she is."
In addition to making straight As, Emily plays French horn for the SHS band, is a member of the tennis team and basketball team and is also a member of the Model UN Security Council. Outside of school, Emily plays piano and competes in tennis tournaments.
In school, Emilyâ€™s curiosity fuels her love of learning.
â€śI like learning why things happen,â€ť she said. â€śWhether in history of math, I want to know why this occurred or why we needed this step. Learning allows me to understand the world around me.â€ť
English is Emilyâ€™s favorite subject, and she also enjoys reading.
â€śReading about people who are different from myself helps me to better understand,â€ť she explained.â€ť
â€śEmily is always prepared, and she thoughtfully completes all assignments â€” even those she knows I donâ€™t plan to put a grade on,â€ť Neal said. â€śShe is a wonderful example.â€ť
As for the future, Emily isnâ€™t sure what institution of higher learning she wants to attend, but she does know she wants to major is architecture.
â€śI would like to specialize in the preservation of historic buildings,â€ť she said of future.
Emily is the daughter of Jenny and Steve Turner.