Loved by all who meet her, Emily Piedot is a great friend and role model to her peers. She is always considerate, amicable, and strives to ground herself in band, community, and faith. Emily is rejoining The Bobcat Times staff as editor-in-chief for the Spring 2023 semester.
Emily dedicates the majority of her time to band. She started playing flute in sixth grade and picked up piccolo once she got to high school. “Through band, I have been offered leadership positions, opportunities to show my true personality, and memories that I will keep with me for the rest of my life.” She loves the community of her peers and they give her motivation to improve her musical skills. Emily finds the band to be a second home, and she can’t imagine her life without it.
When Emily is not at band practice or attending competitions, she loves to spend time with friends. From thrifting to going to the movies, Emily finds comfort and safety with her friends. “They keep me grounded during tough times,” Emily says. She has formed many lifelong friendships and can’t wait to see where the future takes them.
Though she is busy with schoolwork and band, Emily makes time to go to church. She has gone to Corryton Church since she was four years old. Emily loves the environment and strives to grow in her faith. She says, “It has always felt like home in some way because no matter how many times I mess up, they will always accept me for who I am.” Church is one of Emily’s ways to decompress and has become a rock in her life.
As high school flies by, Emily is focusing on success for the future. She plans to attend a four-year college and study a subject in the medical field such as physical therapy or neuroscience. Emily wants to continue pursuing music by joining the marching band in college but she would rather have it as a hobby than a career.
As Emily makes her way through the ups and downs of her teenage life, she continues to keep her bright spirit and welcomes each new experience with an optimistic attitude. Emily is excited for the life ahead of her and she can’t wait to watch it all unfold.
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