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EmmaLee Archuleta

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Senior EmmaLee Archuleta stands tall with big goals in mind. Archuleta plans on “leaving a legacy in journalism.”

Archuleta accomplished many things throughout her high school career; captain of the Scholars Bowl team, runner up for Young Miss, on the National Honor Roll Society, and a member of Quill and Scroll. She has also always loved to write which was pivotal to her choosing journalism as a career. 

“I love to write more than anyone can imagine,” said Archuleta. “I want to tell a story.”

During her senior year she took three English classes, all of which involved writing. 

Her English and Writing Teacher Jackie Cole said, “EmmaLee is a very engaged and thoughtful student. She almost always thinks deeply about the topic at hand and has something insightful to say. Moreover, she is eager to share her thoughts.” Cole also said she can tell she is an eager student because she sits in the front row in every class. “It’s nice to have a student that keeps me on my toes,” said Cole.

Archuleta said she had so many great memories that stemmed from her time at SFCHS, but one that she will never forget is when she got to go to her first prom during her sophomore year. She went with one of her closest friends.

Something Archuleta additionally loved about high school was being on the sidelines during an Indian football game. She would take pictures during the game and then write up a brief story while gathering quotes from some of the football players. Archuleta would someday like to work with the NFL through broadcast journalism. 

“I love to be on the field with the boys,” said Archuleta. 

The thing Archuleta plans to miss most about high school is being able to walk through the halls knowing every face. Also, seeing all her friends in grades below her. 

Senior April Fernandez, one of Archuleta’s good friends said she is going to miss Archuleta telling her how clumsy she is, and for all the good laughs they shared. 

“No one should have to ‘fit in’ with everyone else, I’ve always liked the way she stands up for herself. I hope she reaches her dreams and goals,” said Fernandez.  

Archuleta is excited for her future and is in between picking a college to attend. She hopes to leave a legacy in journalism and “always be a role model and leader to young girls.” 

Whether she chooses CU Denver, University of Nebraska, or Kansas State, she has a bright future ahead. Archuleta plans to major in journalism and minor in broadcasting. 

Cole said, “I think EmmaLee will do something that benefits Mankind. She has a way of seeing the big picture and anticipating a way to get to the goal.” 

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