Batavia senior sets the bar high for herself and her classmates

BATAVIA, Ohio - A Batavia High School senior is a stand out student and contributor in the community.

Emily Moon is not only a leader in the classroom, taking honors and advanced placement level classes and maintaining a 3.99 GPA, but she's also a leader in her community.

"[Moon] is a remarkable young woman who shows more empathy and compassion than most adults that I know," said Angie Kovacs, a teacher at Batavia High School.

Moon helped raise more than $18,000 for the Special Olympics as a member of the Professional Business Members of America. Moon even took a dive off the deep end in Newport for a Polar Plunge.

"No matter who you are, you are able to make a difference and help a good cause. And as long as you're willing to step out of your comfort zone, then most likely they will," said Moon.

Moon has also organized relief drives to help out families affected by the March 2012 tornadoes.

"A lot of times we take things for granted that we have everyday and when they're affected by a storm like that, you know, just a little bit of encouragement goes a long way," Moon said.

Ask any of her teachers and they'll tell you, Moon is a leader at Batavia High School. They are happy to have this young woman in their class.

"They think she's phenomenal. When I emailed everyone and told them she had been selected, they said she's very deserving," said Kovacs.

Moon plans on studying either business or education at Lee University after graduation.

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