Emily Bautista is a senior at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills and is this weeks Student of the Week.
Bautista is a leader in the classroom and in the community.
Bautista is in the top five percent of her class but helping others through service projects is what really drives her.
"It feels right to me, to do these things. It feels right to be involved, not because I want that perfect A or because I want colleges to see what I do, but because I enjoy being with people and making their days brighter because it makes my day brighter,” said Bautista.
"She pushes herself, she pushes students, but she also pushes the faculty administration to improve, so she's always making improvements here at Notre Dame... She takes on so much, but she does it all so very well, while excelling in the classroom as well," said Amber Grayson, Assistant Principal at Notre Dame Academy.
“In her final year at Notre Dame Academy, senior Emily Bautista continually strives to be the best that she can be. Representing her homeroom on Student Council this year, Emily is a go-getter and committed to academic excellence," said Grayson.
Emily is a hardworking, conscientious and reliable student who strives daily to make a difference in her community and school.
“Emily pursues community service and is a strong voice of leadership within the school. This is evident in her participation in the Environmental and Interact Club," said her teacher, Mr. Martin.
Martin says Emily exemplifies servant leadership, accepts challenges and possesses “the courage to shape the world around her. As a co-moderator of Student Council, Emily graciously serves the school community specifically through spirited school wide activities. This year, Emily and another student are taking on the duties of a school Birthday Committee whose responsibilities include giving special recognition to any student or faculty/staff member who has a birthday. With Emily in charge of the efforts, the job will get done and it will get done well.”