(Posted Dec. 5, 2023)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Emily LeGault as Madison-Plains High School’s December Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Emily has a 4.131 grade point average and she is ranked third in her class. Her favorite course is College Credit Plus Introduction to Sociology. While in high school, Emily has been on student council all four years, currently serving as president. She has been a three-year member of National Honor Society and is the organization’s vice president. She is a four-year member of Key Club and served as secretary during her sophomore year.
Emily has been involved with the drama department all four years of high school and has been an actor, a stage manager, and student director her junior and senior years. She has been a football cheerleader for four years and a basketball cheerleader for three years. As a junior, she earned the Eagle Award. She also was named all-conference honorable mention in the Ohio Heritage Conference in 2023 and she has been a UCA All-American four times.
Outside of school, Emily has been active in 4-H for 11 years, showing swine, sheep, and dairy and taking special interest projects. She has been a member of the Madison County Junior Fair Board, serving as secretary in 2022 and 2023. She also has been involved with the Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club, serving as secretary in 2023. In 2021, she was the Madison County Junior Fair Dairy Ambassador and in 2022 the Madison County Junior Fair Sheep Ambassador. She also was the Madison County Junior Fair queen in 2023.
Additionally, Emily has worked as an intern at the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office since September 2022, and is a member of Mount Sterling First Church of the Nazarene, teaching Sunday School and serving as a member of Youth Council.
When asked which Madison-Plains staff member inspires her, Emily picked high school social studies teacher Jason Hunt.
“I have had the pleasure of having Mr. Hunt as my teacher the last two years for CCP Introduction to American History 1 and 2 and this year for CCP Introduction to Western Civilization 1 and 2. While he has been able to teach me in the classroom, his guidance far exceeds anything that can be taught from any curriculum,” Emily said.
“When I attended a Youth Leadership Conference this summer in Washington D.C., he sent me an eight-paragraph itinerary of everything I needed to try to see while in the city. This helped lay out our trip for my parents, my grandparents, and myself. This just shows how his sharing of knowledge doesn’t just stop in the classroom but with real life application of knowledge, skills, and how everyone should go explore the world.
“Mr. Hunt makes it known to his students how every single one of us has a way to be productive in this crazy world and make a difference. When I decided where I was going to college, Mr. Hunt was the first teacher I told and the most excited. He truly is invested in what I do inside the classroom but also outside of school-related activities and into my future plans and goals. I know that Mr. Hunt is someone that I don’t just have to come to for help with schoolwork but also someone I can come to for advice when life gets tough, showing me how to laugh, dance, and embrace whatever life throws at you.”
About Emily, Mr. Hunt said, “Emily is another fantastic choice for our Student of the Month. I have had the great pleasure of teaching Emily in my college credit plus courses the past two years and am so very fond of her. There is much to appreciate about her, but among my favorite characteristics are her determination coupled with a strong work ethic. The classes she has chosen to take with me are quite challenging, but she has worked so hard to excel. I have enjoyed her contributions to class and her friendliness toward everyone she meets.
“I am excited to hear about Emily’s successes in life after graduation and am thankful for the opportunity to get to know her in my classes.”
After graduation, Emily plans to attend Michigan State University to pursue a degree in criminal justice and a degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Ed and Kim LeGault.
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