Emily was born March 23, 1997 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD; the oldest of three children.
The nurses there told her mother that she was one of the cuddliest newborns ever in their care.
Emily was a star student, first at St. Lambert Catholic School for kindergarten and then at Robert Frost elementary.
She was a member of the art club, Girl Scouts, and Power & Grace Gymnastics Team.
She attended 6th grade at Edison Middle School and 7th through 12th grade at O’Gorman High School.
She earned nine college credits while in high school. Upon graduation, Emily received a Scholastic Art Scholarship to the University of South Dakota.
Senior photos courtesy: Reistroffer Design