Jennings student spotlight: Emily Merry

Editor’s note: Student spotlight is an occasional Q&A that profiles students at Jennings County High School.

Name: Emily Merry

Grade: Senior

School: Jennings County High School

Parents: Aimee and Torre Merry

Which elementary school did you attend?

Hayden Elementary

What’s your favorite class and why?

My favorite class is art because I am able to express myself through the pieces I create. Even if it’s just an assignment given to me.

When you’re not in school, where’s your favorite place to be and why?

When I’m not in school, I prefer to be at home drawing. Being at home is something that helps comfort me, especially when it comes to working on art projects.

What is your favorite food?

Ramen noodles.

What has been your greatest high school memory?

My greatest high school memory was in 10th grade. I got finished doing a project for Mrs. Chilman and she asked me to create a cut out for the Steamfest. I was so excited because no one has ever asked me to create something like that before.

What are your plans after high school?

I was planning on either becoming a Forensic Artist or continue creating graphic novels if that becomes successful in the future.

Who in your life has inspired you?

I would have to say that my Uncle Darb. He inspired me to start focusing on creating art.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned from high school?

I learned to do what you love doing most. Pursue your dreams, and soon enough they’ll become a reality.

What do you want to accomplish next year?

I would like to finalize my first graphic novel and probably get it published.

A cool Friday night would be?

A cool Friday night for me would be to hang out with my significant other and go watch a movie, play video games, or even go shopping!

What three adjectives best describe you?

Quiet, trustworthy, loyal

Favorite Movie?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

What is your favorite book?

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

What is your favorite TV Show?

Schitt’s Creek

The best place you have visited?

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (specifically the Lumberjack Feud)

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