Newport – Emily Almquist has been chosen by Newport High School as Student of the Month for December. Emily is the daughter of David and Cynthia Almquist. Described as an ‘exemplary student” Emily has chosen a demanding course of studies and consistently achieves high grades. Focused on her career goals, she is passionate about her future, planning to major in Biology in college and become a veterinarian.
Almquist is currently a member of the Newport High School Ski Team on the Alpine Squad. She is also an actress, having acted in the Junior Intern Company at the New London Barn Playhouse for the past five summers with roles in “Willy Wonka,” “Into the Woods” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
During the summer of 2014, Emily attended St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program and was one of only 5% of the attendees who received a superior rank in both her Studio Arts class and Nonfiction Writing class.
Almquist is a member of the Newport High School Student Council and has been involved in the planning and organization of Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Field Day, Dodge Ball and Spirit Week.
“We are so proud to have Emily as a member of our student body,” said her guidance counselor. “She is an impressive young woman who has made the most of her time at Newport High School,” he said.