Senior Spotlight: Emily McLaughlin

Senior Spotlight: Emily McLaughlin

Emily McLaughlin

Meet Emily McLaughlin, a member of the Class of 2022 and Co-President of The Gull. Emily has been very involved at ERHS. Of course, she has been a member of The Gull and Co-President for the past two years. She is President of the Class of 2022, Vice-President of the National Honor Society, and Secretary of the GSA. Emily will be speaking at graduation this year. 

Emily has answered a few questions about her high school career and post-graduation plans. 

What is your “senior quote”? 

  • “I wanna be defined by the things that I love, not the things I hate. Not the things that I’m afraid of. You are what you love.” – Taylor Swift.

What has been your favorite class?

  • “My favorite class was AP Environmental Science with Mr. Crowley. I took it my junior year, and we always had the best time. I also loved AP US History with Ms. Kenny and AP Government with Mr. Gibbons. 

What are your plans for the future?

  • “I will be attending SUNY New Paltz in the fall. I will be majoring in sociology, possibly adding psychology as a second major. Eventually, I’d like to become a school counselor.” 

During your time at ERHS, who has positively impacted your life?

  • “I have had the privilege of having so many amazing teachers, counselors, and friends while at ERHS. It would be hard to name just one person who impacted my life, but I am very grateful for the entire Guidance Department. They helped me realize what career I wanted to pursue.” 

What advice do you have for next year’s seniors?

  • “Even if you have taken AP classes all throughout high school, do not be afraid to take a regular class if you feel it will be better suited for you. It’s okay to not be in all AP classes.” 

What will you miss most about ERHS?

  • “I will miss my friends and amazing teachers. There are so many teachers I have had at ERHS that I will never forget, and I will be eternally grateful to have been taught by them.”