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Stillwater Academic Athlete – Emmie Kennemer – Presented by BancFirst

High school athletes, like Emmie Kennemer, have a lot of things on their plate. Not only do they have to show up to practice and games, they also have to ensure that their schoolwork is complete in order to be able to compete. Emmie says that while it is a lot, she has found a system that works great for her.

“I have been juggling AP and college coursework this semester,” she said. “But while I am at volleyball, being a good teammate is more important. Outside of practices and games, I make it a priority to complete my schoolwork.”

Kennemer is in her senior year at Stillwater High School. Along with volleyball, she also plays trumpet in the school band, is the vice president of the National Honor Society, and she serves as president of the Calligraphy Club, which she founded last school year. She is also involved with Stillwater Makes A Change, the school’s philanthropy organization.

Being a part of a number of different organizations in the school, it is no surprise that one of her instructors has played a big role in her life and helped her become the person that she is today.

“The teacher that has had the biggest impact on my life is my band director,” Emmie said. “I’ve been his student since middle school and he has been very encouraging of my athletic endeavors as well as my musical success. He had most of the band come and surprise me at my volleyball senior night game and it was a very special moment. I appreciate how I am able to play volleyball as well as pursue music as a student at Stillwater. There are not many Class 6A schools in the state that offer both of those opportunities to their students.”

As she looks back, there is one moment, so far, during her high school years that stands out as the most memorable for Kennemer.

“The highlight moment of my volleyball career was my senior night game. I got so much love and support that night from my family and friends, and it was quite special to be able to play one last time with all the seniors who had b n my teammates for so many years.”

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