Emily Bianca Weaver, 17, is a first-generation American and will soon become a first-generation college student.
Her mother and aunt emigrated from the Czech Republic when her mother was in her early 20s. After Emily was born, they traveled around the United States with her military uncle until they found a home here in Georgia.
Emily joined multiple student groups to get acquainted with the culture and community outside of her small, close-knit family.
At Carver Early College, she was the junior class president and currently serves as senior class president. She is also involved in varsity soccer, Girls Who Code and Esquire Sweethearts – just to name a few.
Art is her passion. The more she learned about it in art class, the more she loved and ventured into other avenues, which led her down a digital path.
Emily will graduate this May with a 3.6 GPA and will be attending Georgia State University, where she plans to study graphic design and architecture. As a dual-enrolled student, she has well prepared herself for academic success, earning scholarships that cover her full tuition.
Her advice to her peers is: “Get involved as much as you possibly can because community helps you make it,” Emily said. “Also, form relationships with your teachers; it will be beneficial to your academic success as you move forward in your educational journey.”
|College/University||Georgia State University|
|Intended Major||Graphic Design, Architecture|
|Awards/ Recognition||REACH Scholar, Hope Scholar, Chinese Honor Society, GEMS, Esquire Sweethearts, Girls Who Code, Junior Class President, Senior Class President|
Atlanta Public Schools will host high school commencement exercises Saturday, May 18 – Friday, May 24, 2019. All ceremonies — except Atlanta Classical Academy and Charles R. Drew Charter School — will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology, McCamish Pavilion,965 Fowler Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information on commencement exercises, go to http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/gradnation.
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