Emily Purington, is a 17 year old Senior at North Thurston High School, who loves poetry. Emily joined the Journalism Class just this semester of the 2020 class year, and has been a great addition to the RamPage staff!
Emily’s passion and love for poetry, inspired her to be part of the Thurston poetry slam team, Louder Than A Bomb. Performing a poem in front of an audience at first was terrifying and uncomfortable for Emily, but with help from a teacher and some friends, she gained confidence.
Last year, one of Emily’s newest achievements was being nominated for North Thurston’s People’s Choice Award. She has always been a great role model in school. For example, she had maintained honor roll throughout middle school. Coming from a good student, Emily’s advice to incoming freshman is to be open, and willing to learn new ideas!