FLVS Full Time Class of 2016: Emma Cahoon

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

Emma CahoonWhen Emma Cahoon first logged onto Florida Virtual School as a freshman, she was “amazed by the course opportunities.”

Now a graduate of FLVS Full Time, Cahoon clearly took advantage of the unique course offerings that FLVS provides with a schedule that consisted of five AP Classes and resulted in a diploma with 5 and ½ extra credits.

Cahoon plans to attend the University of Florida in the fall, and credits her success to the flexibility of FLVS. “I applied to 16 schools, which is a large time commitment,” said Cahoon. “I wouldn’t have been able to do that without FLVS.”

She advised rising seniors to begin the application process as soon as possible while staying conscientious of pace.

Cahoon stated that she would not have succeeded without teachers like Mrs. Ruppert, her AP Calculus AB teacher. “She helped me so much throughout the strenuous college application process,” she said.

Cahoon has been a competitive archer since age seven and believes that the flexibility of FLVS has allowed her to train as much as possible. She recently qualified for a prestigious national competition in Nebraska for compound archery, her “proudest accomplishment during her high school career.”

Cahoon, who originally left traditional school due to her severe allergies, enjoys volunteering in a special needs classroom, and has volunteered in the classroom for several years. Spending time with children that have special needs has inspired her to pursue a career in Neurobiology. “I began researching autism and was really interested by the neurology behind it,” she said. The graduate was recently recognized with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer endeavors.

Cahoon, who is a member of three honor societies, encourages FLVS students to get involved during their senior year. “Attending Grad Bash is definitely one of my favorite memories and I loved meeting my peers at graduation. I encourage all rising seniors to attend events like Grad Bash throughout the school year.”

This post was written by Olivia Horne and originally published by the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

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