Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University
Emily Scott is a senior at Okaw Valley High School in Bethany, Illinois and is currently attending the EIU Journalism Camp. She lives with her amazing mom and her older brother Nathan. Emily is involved in activities at her high school including softball, Scholastic Bowl, NHS, Student Council, S.A.D.D. and Science Club.
In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, writing and traveling. She visits the city of Chicago often and enjoys traveling to Southern California with her family during the summers. So far she has enjoyed visiting Sequoia National Park and plans to visit Yosemite National Park later this summer. Emily also works at her local paper, the Sullivan News-Progress, as a weekly reporter.
After high school, Emily plans to attend the Lake Land College and transfer to the University of Illinois to study journalism. She hopes to move to the city of Chicago one day.