Emilee boasted a perfect academic record throughout high school. She is a varsity tennis player and president of the freedom club. As a member of the Governor’s Youth Council, Emilee has brought an anti-drug message to Utah legislators. Coping with her own early diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, Emilee sought out leadership and service opportunities to encourage others who were struggling. When she was in eighth grade, Emilee observed that elderly members of her community were lonely and could benefit from more volunteerism within her generation. She founded and fostered Utah YOUth Connect, which has inspired the youth in her community to devote thousands of hours of service at local retirement centers. Over the course of her own 1,000 hours of service to this organization, Emilee pursued strategic partnerships to raise money and awareness for her efforts. Emilee is from Providence, Utah, where she was named Miss Providence, and will attend Utah State University in the fall to study science and physical therapy.