The Grant Community High School December Student of the Month is senior Emma Lancaster, daughter of Jude and Kristina Lancaster of Round Lake.
Emma's academic achievements include induction into the National Honor Society during her sophomore year and has qualified for Honor Roll each semester. She currently holds an impressive 4.843 GPA.
Her extracurricular activities include the Spring Musical; Fall Play, earning the Excellence in Theatrical Performance; Choir, where she was chosen as Section Leader for two years and selected as Rookie of the Year in 2016 and receiving the award for Musical Excellence; Anthem Singers, honored with Heralding Trumpet Award; and Speech Team, serving as Captain for two years.
Emma has participated in numerous community service projects with NHS, she regularly volunteers at Big Hollow, with the Anthem Singers, and assists in announcing the Grant Junior Bulldogs Football games.
In addition to all of her activities, Emma works as a babysitter for local families. She enjoys following Broadway theater, writing poetry and short stories, reading, playing piano, ukulele, and guitar, reviewing movies and television, and she is a proud ally and advocate of LGBTQ+ rights.
Her plans for the future include pursuing a degree in psychology and criminology in preparation for law school. She has been awarded the Presidential Excellence Scholarship at Bradley University and has been accepted into the Honors Program, but she is keeping her options open.