emily v.: class of 2017


Class of 2017 Senior: Emily

Kamiak High School – Mukilteo, WA

Loves high school because: “My favorite parts of high school are definitely the arts programs that I am so lucky to be a part of, choir and drama! My favorite academic subjects are certainly English and History! At school, I typically find myself gravitating towards the PAC, which has really become a second home to me these past few years. In the music department, I am involved in advanced choir, barbershop, and choir council. In the theatre department, I’m involved with Dramafest, the Winter Play, and the Spring Musical, and this year I’m in the Performance class, and on drama council. Outside the PAC, I love challenging myself in my academic classes by taking honors and AP courses, specifically AP English, History, and Biology.”

In her free time, you’ll likely find her: “…singing with my friends in choir or jazz! I probably spend around 10 hours a week outside of school with the barbershop girls both practicing and hanging out, which is way more fun than it sounds. As a choir kid, I also spend an inordinate amount of time listening to choral music and praying that my choir will sing my favorite pieces someday. When I’m not music-ing, I’m usually studying, watching movies, organizing my massive vinyl collection, or baking! I’m a huge movie nerd, so I also enjoy nagging my friends about watching movies I think they would enjoy and re-watching my favorites. I’m also an avid baker! I love making cupcakes from scratch and decorating them with the myriad of decorations and cupcake accessories I have accumulated over the past few years. I love making my friends a dozen of their favorite cupcakes for their birthdays too!”
After high school: “…I plan to attend a four year university (hopefully UW!) and study biology (pre-med) and English in preparation for med school where I plan to study to become an ob/gyn. In the future, I hope to practice medicine in a clinic or hospital and work to make a difference in women’s health issues both nationally and globally. “
Personal style: “I would describe my personal style as casual and pretty comfortable, but pretty cute and a little more dressy (most of the time). My friends often call me the ‘Nordstrom Hipster.’ I am a huge fan of sweaters, coats and cardigans, which is one reason why I decided to do my pictures a bit later in the season. I tend to dress primarily in darker colors and thicker, more wintery materials, which makes summer sort of hard!”
A note for Emily: You are all kinds of adorable! Loved getting to know you a bit this summer. It was fun to meet you at your friends’ senior portrait sessions and then get to shoot yours! I wish you ALL the best at UW this year!
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