Class of 2021: Emily Johnston – Galway High School

Emily Johnston - Galway High School
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Emily Johnston - Galway High School

Galway High School

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Emily Johnston

Salutatorian

PARENTS: Margo Johnston, Kurt Johnston

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: University of Colorado, Boulder, major: molecular biology.

AFTER COLLEGE: Attend graduate school and earn a Master of Public Health. I’m interested in becoming an epidemiologist.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part was not being able to fully engage in my classes since we were in a hybrid school model. The most rewarding part was being able to succeed in a non-traditional school setting.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: I learned that I can persevere in difficult times. I have changed by listening to the news and paying more attention to the world around us.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET: I will never forget how much fun homecoming weekends were.

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Seeing my friends every day.

WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Pop/country music

FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Starting the next chapter of my life.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My mom. She’s the most hardworking, patient and kind person I have ever met.

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