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The Youth Performance Award winner for October is Emily Puckett, a senior at Grant County High School. She is the daughter of Sandra Rankin of Williamstown.
She has a strong desire to mentor younger children and work to make families stronger.
Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:
A: Varsity golf team, student council and National Honor Society
Q: What is your community involvement:
A: I work with sixth grade girls as a coach/mentor in the Girls On The Run program and I am a member of the Macedonia Baptist Youth Group, where I help lead a youth Bible study group.
Q: What is your class schedule:
A: Psychology, pre-calculus, culinary, digital photography and leadership. Last year I attended Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center and have three college credits for communications.
Q: What is your favorite class:
A:My favorite class would be culinary. I enjoy culinary because learning how to cook is preparing me for the college days. Also, we cook for many different organizations and it’s always great to help them.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher(s):
A: My favorite teacher would be Mrs. (Anna) Sullinger. She is my culinary teacher and is totally awesome! She takes teaching to the next level because it is not just about class she is concerned with, she really cares about how we are doing in our everyday life and will always be there to help.
Q: What do you do for fun/recreation:
A: I love to play golf, spend time with family, watch U.K. basketball and hang out with my friends.
Q: What are your future plans:
A: I plan to attend a four year university and either major in sports medicine or international social work. I hope to play college golf. I want to work internationally with adoptions, to help make the adoption process easier. I also plan to go on a mission trip to India. My passion is to help improve and be involved with my community by working with children.
YPA is sponsored by the Grant County News and Performance Pipe, a division of the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP in Williamstown. The program recognizes students who have given their time and talents for the community.