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Teen Spotlight: Emma Kate Holley

Stats: 17, Junior at Tallassee High School


  • “Top Honor Student” in 8th grade
  • National Honor Society
  • All A Honor Roll
  • Ranked number 1 in Junior Class

Quotable: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing on your mind” -Romans 12:2

Her Story: Emma Kate loves the small-town feel and traditions at Tallassee High School. She is very involved, participating in Concert and Choir Band, Show Choir, Yearbook staff, and being Student Body President, a Pride of Tallassee Marching Band Majorette, and a Competitive Dancer. Most people don’t know Emma Kate has read every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy title and she is left-handed. Emma Kate is most inspired by Mrs. Crain, a special education teacher and majorette sponsor. In any spare time during the school day, Emma Kate loves to visit with the special education children in Mrs. Crain’s classes. She advises freshmen to, “Be involved in everything you can, be nice to everyone, and always ask questions.”

What’s Next: Emma Kate plans to study Marketing at Auburn University and pursue a career in Sales. Her Aunt Candace, who lives in Atlanta and has been in pharmaceutical sales for the past 16 years, sparked her interest in sales.

PG (Parental Guidance) Rating: When asked what makes her proud about her family, Emma Kate shared, “My family is supportive and we love each other which makes me proud. My grandparents, aunts and uncles, and my parents are always at all my activities. Our love and bond is strong!”

Parents’ Perspective: John and Robin admire her dedication and strong work ethic, sharing, “She knows what she wants and what it takes to get there. She works hard, is passionate and dedicated to anything she is involved in.” Emma Kate stands out for “Her sense of responsibility and leadership abilities. She was elected student body president as a Junior.”

Parent to Parent: John and Robin shared these words of wisdom for other parents, “Raising children is the hardest job in the world. Pray hard and hope they keep the morals and values instilled in them.

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