Several months ago, we started highlighting local teenage success stories and I have been lucky to meet some amazing students. We experience enough negativity in our news so I find these interviews refreshing and they give me a great deal of hope for the future. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Emilee Shaheen, a 17 year old senior at Manogue High School.
Emilee has spent all of her life in Reno and lives with her parents and one brother that is a freshman at Galena. What impressed me the most about Emilee was her leadership skills that have contributed a great deal to her successes thus far. She started taking leadership classes her freshman year and then was elected to the Student Council for her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Currently, she is the Co-President of the senior class and also was elected as a Western Region Representative which means she represents many high schools throughout Northern Nevada and Northern California. She has been an Ambassador at Manogue which allows her to help promote the school and help the incoming students acclimate to high school life.