FORESTVILLE - Emily Markham is a senior at Forestville Central School who has achieved academic success in her studies.
As evidenced by her average of 100, Emily said the achievement wasn't overly challenging.
"I don't have too much trouble in class," she said.
While her success has extended throughout all areas of study, much of her interest is centered on science. According to Emily, it is the relationship between the sciences and the world around her that appeals to her most.
"I like the fact that (science) is always about something different," she said. "You're always learning about how the world works and what things are composed of. It's not monotonous. I feel like I would learn something new everday by going into that field."
Emily has 12 college credits and is anticipating having potentially 18 or 19 by the time she graduates high school. She is enrolled in advanced chemistry and has already taken classes in physics, biology, chemistry and earth science. She is also taking college english through Forestville, using Jamestown Community College's curriculum.
Emily will be applying these credits to her undergrad studies in college, where she plans to major in forensics at either West Virginia University or Ohio University.
"Right now, West Virginia is my number one choice but I've also been looking into Ohio," she said. "I also plan on getting my master's degree and if I go to West Virginia, I would probably just stay there."
Emily is also involved in several extracurricular activities and clubs. According to Emily, a good portion of her time is spent as a volunteer for the Chautauqua County 4-H program, through which she shows horses. She also does community service as a member of Key Club.
She is a participant in art club and varsity softball while maintaining a position on the student council. She is also active in the Forestville's music program where she has been involved with concert band, marching band and as a member of the pit band in her high school musicals.