Emily GoodwinLeeds High School Jefferson CountyEmily is that student you see dressed as a clown painting faces at the folk festival, blowing up balloons for kids, helping children make little airplanes, painting fingernails, and running back to help others man the numerous activities at the Fall Festival and Diabetes Walk. Emily currently volunteers at the Moton Center, which provides childcare groups and art activities. She teaches at a softball clinic helping young children learn how to throw and catch, sharing her love for the game and serving as a role model of good sportsmanship.At home, Emily is the emotional support center of the household. She helps her disabled mother and her great grandmother as well as aiding her sister as a tutor for homework. Emily and her sister have become best friends working together to keep the household on track. She saves earnings from her job to help with household expenses when money is tight. At school, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the State Executive Council for FCCLA, Treasurer of the SGA, a member of the Art Club, National Technical Honor Society, Heritage Panel, Mu Alpha Theta, and a Varsity Cheerleader. She was elected Homecoming Queen by her student body. Emily also led her softball team to regionals as the backbone of the team playing catcher. Emily believes the challenges in her life have shaped her into who she is today. Overcoming them has built character that will provide her with an everlasting ability to cope with unusual events.Emily desires to put her caregiving and leadership skills to work pursuing a nursing degree at the University of South Alabama.