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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient – Emma-Kate Moore

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Emma-Kate Moore, a Knightstown High School senior, is the 2020 recipient of the Henry County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Senior class president, 5 sport athletes, member of Art Club, SADD, FCA, FCCLA, IHSAA Student Advisory Committee, French Club, and Panther Athletic Council, Emma-Kate also finds time to work two part-time jobs and volunteer with back to school drives, Special Olympics, food drives, church activities, and much more.

In high school, Emma-Kate started The Thrive Collection, an online fashion store with a mission. “My goal isn’t just to sell cool clothes that customers can feel good in but to truly champion a message of what it means to thrive. The Thrive Collection is the perfect way to combine my passion for fashion and my passion for helping others discover their confidence. It will equip young women with unique clothing and the encouragement to be confidently, authentically, and joyfully themselves in every situation,” she explained.

She has goals that she hopes to achieve through this project. To reach those goals, she is determined to complete the proper education to build her experience. She plans to attend Taylor University and major in Public Relations. She shared, “This specific area of study will provide me with the skills and knowledge I will need to make my dreams a reality.”

Receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will allow Emma-Kate to accomplish her goals and have more time to devote to campus activities, including internships and more hands-on experience in the fashion world. She is thankful for this opportunity and hopes to reach her goals and make a difference in her hometown. She expressed, “Loving my family and my community is what has driven me to succeed in high school. Receiving this scholarship will allow me to graduate debt-free and then return to where my roots are planted and give back to the place that has given me so much.”