Emma Poole is Durant star student

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Emma Poole is Durant star student

Alli Couture, Staff Writer

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Plant City, Fla.–Emma Poole, a junior at Durant High School, is the epitome of a successful Durant student!

Poole explained her various endeavors, such as her recent victory with Durant Calendar Girl Pageant. Poole’s first pageant was when she was in ninth grade, the FFA Sweetheart Pageant, where she won the title First Maid.

“After that, I just took a liking to pageants and decided to continue doing them,” Poole said.

Unfortunately, Poole was unable to compete in the Calendar Girl Pageant her sophomore year due to her participation in a FFA pig show. Poole is competitive with Durant’s FFA program, recently winning a Floriculture Award. However, she didn’t let her commitment to FFA detour her from pageants this school year. In the 2018 Calendar Girl Pageant, Poole won Miss February and she was ecstatic about it.

Poole’s impact on the community is a big part of what sets her apart from others. During the summer, Poole is the summer intern at the East Hillsborough Historical Society. Plant City and our surrounding community have lots of rich history in agriculture and Poole believes that it is very important to educate the community about that history.

“Through the Historical Society, I’ve been able to put photographs in catalogs, bring in new items to the museum and take people from all over the country on tours to tell them about Plant City and what a wonderful town it is to live in,” Poole said.

Alongside doing her summer internships and Calendar Girl, Poole is also a part of the Durant football team. Her position on the team is the water girl and she loves it.

“Some of my very favorite Durant activities are the football games because of my role as the water girl. We’re one big family on the team,” Poole said.

Poole also participates in Durant’s Got Talent. Poole sings and plays piano in the show. She discussed her love for playing the ukulele and how she is also trying to learn to play the mandolin.

“Other than that, I volunteer at everything! If I’m not busy 24/7 I don’t know what to do with myself,” Poole said.

Emma Poole is definitely a great example of a star Durant student. She has a bright future ahead!