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Emily June Miller- Senior Spotlight


Emily Miller, daughter of Phillip and Renee Miller, was born on July 13th, 2002. She has four siblings Brennan (22) and fellow seniors Alexandra (Alex), Keith, and Victoria. Like her sister, Alex, going to Seneca, NE with her family was her most memorable vacation. “It was cool because it had exotic animals that you could see and even pet!” She mentioned that there was no cell reception there so it was good to just sit and communicate with the family. 

Emily’s favorite childhood memory was when she was five years old and she and her family were picking up square bales. “My sister didn’t look where she was dropping the hay bale off of the trailer and she flattened me like a pancake, while my family just stood by and watched!” Emily believes that her mother has made the biggest impact on her life thus far. “My mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life, matured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me, but most importantly… loves me unconditionally! I am and always will be forever blessed.” 

Emily is very dedicated to her academics and extracurricular activities. She mentioned that Spanish is her favorite class because Mrs. Ham makes it enjoyable and it has really taught her valuable skills that she can take with her and use in the real world. She mentioned that volleyball is her favorite sport because she enjoys the competition aspect of it. “When I get on the court I’m in my own little world and I don’t worry about anything but that next play.” The accomplishment that Emily is most proud of is going to state in volleyball and basketball her junior year and the growth that she made throughout high school. “I am proud of the honors that I have received in volleyball and basketball and I am super proud of getting the opportunity to play in the TVC All-Star Game this summer.”

Emily’s advice for the underclassmen is to only worry about the things that they CAN control. After graduation, Emily plans on attending Southeast Community College in Beatrice for her general classes and then transferring to Wayne State College, earning her bachelor’s in interior design. In 10 years, she hopes to be living somewhere in Nebraska, working as an interior designer.