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Raising Spirits In a Quiet Way

Cindy Ramunno
Shane Macomber/Vail DailyEmily Ewing, a senior at BMHS

Emily Ewing has lived in the Vail Valley all her life.

The senior at Battle Mountain High School is often referred to as a “quiet leader” by school officials who say she’s the girl who follows the rules and can always be counted on to make the right choice. So it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when Ewing shared her plans for the future.

It makes perfect sense that Ewing will attend Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in the fall to study psychology and religion.

“I’d like to be a youth minister,” Ewing says.

This summer, she will work at the Rainbow Trail Day Camp, which offers activities to kids kindergarten through sixth grade at the Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vail.

Ewing grew up with her brother Christian, 19, and attended Meadow Mountain Elementary and the Eagle County Charter Academy.

At BMHS, Ewing was involved in student council, FBLA, the National Honor Society and served as president of the art club. Staff members say Ewing was a natural leader; always setting a great example for her peers and younger students at the school.

Some of her convictions are sure to set her apart. “Slow, snail mail is better than e-mail,” is one example she mentions. She also believes that students at Battle Mountain should show more student/school pride.

“We need to take more pride in our school,” she says. “If that happens, teachers and principals will stay.” Ewing advises younger students to always challenge themselves.

Two of Ewing’s fondest memories from high school are prom and shopping with friend Casey. She says he parents always advised her to follow her heart. And, she says, that is precisely what she is doing.

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