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Emma Neely


Emma Neely, daughter of David and Sarah Neely, is a senior at Brentwood Academy and this week’s Student of the Week. 

She is on the Honor Roll and is a member of The National Honor Society.

One of her biggest passions is working to find the cure to blood cancers. She is a leading candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Students of the Year. She said her most recent mission, for the next six weeks or so, is to raise money for this cause.

“LLS is very important to me because my grandmother passed away from Leukemia at the age of 59,” Neely said. “She was an amazing lady, and she meant so much to my family and me… I am glad I can participate in this great cause in honor of her.” 

Her top role models in life are her parents, David and Sara. “They push me every day to be the best version of myself,” she said. “They love me so well and serve others without having to be asked. They have shown me how to love others well and how to show my servants heart more every day.”

English is her favorite class at BA. She said she’s loved the subject since she can remember and feels fortunate to be able to learn this year from Mr. Lehman. 

When she’s not in class or working with LLS, Neely spends her time competing in BA athletics on the Varsity Tennis and Volleyball teams. She also enjoys going to church and Kairos at Brentwood Baptist Church, as well as serving as an intern at 147 Team which gives back to lower income families. 

To donate to her campaign with LLS and help fund the search for the cure to Leukemia and Lymphoma, click here.

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