Emily Burgess, NDA 2019, is Triton of the Week for the week of February 11, 2019.
An involved student with big dreams, Burgess focuses on giving back to her school community and beyond. A retreat leader for NDA retreats, Burgess shares her story of faith and leads discussions with underclassmen as they work to develop their faith. Beyond this, she has been a New Student Orientation Leader as a junior and senior to welcome new Tritons to the NDA family.
With particular interest in seeing the world, Burgess has been in the French Club all four years of high school and has traveled to 20 countries on five continents.
Mr. Browne, Emily Burgess, Mr. Shaw
Burgess demonstrates a distinct sense of maturity, so much so that she was chosen to partner with Ms. Kimberly Uelmen, admissions & marketing/communications coordinator, in using the NDA Instagram page to promote the musical.
Since practices occurred in the evenings, the NDA musical marketing staff wanted to give a student the opportunity to create stories on the NDA Instagram page to give people a glimpse into the action.
"In choosing this student, we needed someone who would be creative and fun, who also showed maturity in the sense that he/she would not abuse the power of this school-sponsored social medium. When Emily's name was brought up during discussions, I knew this would be a great fit," said Uelmen. "In fact, I am hoping Emily will continue to partner with me in posting stories throughout the remainder of the school year."
These skills are those that Burgess will carry on throughout her life. Hoping to pursue a career in fashion, Burgess will attend a four-year university following graduation.