PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This article is the first of a new series called Women to Watch.
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Young Women to Watch:
Emma Haselton edits a story for CCCC's Main Sheet newspaper. Photograph by Stephanie Boosahda.
Emma also writes at least one story for each weekly issue. Some of her favorites "spotlight features" include Joanita Nemayian, a transfer student who overcame numerous obstacles; Natalie Dubois, who recently retired from the college's Educational Foundation; and Jay Seibold, the College's Student of the Year who also earned national honors.
Working on a new issue. Photograph by Stephanie Boosahda
Emma has written about events and happenings at the College: renovations at the Wilken's Library, the Clothesline Project, and openings at the Higgins Gallery are among recent news makers.
One of Emma's goals is to include an editorial in each week's issue and so far she's only missed two. Among the top in Emma's editorial portfolio are: The Importance of Joining School Clubs, and The Importance of Young People Voting.
There's more to Emma's presence on campus than her Main Sheet involvement.
She's the secretary of the Honors' Club, a re-elected Senator-at-Large in the Student Senate, an active peer tutor, and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa.
She's also performed in the school's talent show and was a vital part of CCCC's Multi-Cultural Festival where she performed as a Scottish dancer.
Who does Emma credit with instilling her love of learning and enthusiasm for life?
"Of course my family and Sturgis absolutely helped me get ready for college. It's a fantastic school and the teachers there really got us prepared. I've felt a lot better prepared than some of my classmates."
She adds, "I really love Sturgis… the due dates, the organization, the writing skills… they taught us all these things so they've become second nature."
One of her favorite things about Sturgis is the community service component and the IB diploma. "We all earned 150 community service hours and were able to take higher level courses. Both of these things have impacted me here at the College."
Emma's advice for students at a new school, college, high school, or middle school: Get involved!
"You never know what to expect when faced with making new friends. But if you get involved, you'll meet like-minded people, people that will have common interests," she explains. "Those are the best kinds of new friends, and friends are a large part of the (college) experience."
As for Emma, "I have a really great group of friends who are passionate about what they're doing, but we all manage to find time to support each other."
Emma Haselton can be reached at email@example.com
Stephanie Boosahda, editor of Inklings from Cape Cod, is an award winning teacher, nurse, single mother of three, and grandmom of two. She was first published at age fifteen and has been writing for publications ever since.
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