Emily Lewis is a junior at New Haven High. She has three brothers and two sisters, and she currently lives at home with her mother and father. Emily Lewis was recently named one of six students across the nation to be recognized by The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Emily and five other students in the United States have been given the opportunity to engage students, take leadership, engage in service, and speak to students all across the nation.
The application process started during school one day. Mrs. Borcherding informed her about the organization that involves both NHS and STUCO on a national level. Since Mrs. Borcherding was on maternity leave, Emily found out about the application a week before the application was due. “I had about 2 days to fill out the application, and then I had to mail it right away. I was majorly freaking out because there were essays that I had to complete and I like to take my time when writing anything like that,” Emily expressed. Although the process was difficult, it was worth it in the long run for Emily.
The organization, National Association of Secondary School Principals, has a Student Leadership Advisory Committee that is actively involved with the services of Student Council and the National Honor Society. The committee attends leadership conferences, and they hold virtual conference meetings throughout the year.
Emily has many upcoming conferences, including an upcoming conference in Washington D.C. in January. Conference schedules are still being finalized. Emily says, "I barely know my schedule of all of that right now!" Regardless, she knows she will be traveling frequently in the next couple of years.
Congratulations, Emily Lewis!