Our $1000 winner this year commanded the attention of the entire committee with her service, academics, hard work and dedication. Emily Hyman is the granddaughter of Sandra Stotter Ettelson '51. Emily hails from Chappaqua, NY and is an honors graduate with a 4.0 GPA and AP standard curricula from Horace Greeley High.
Emily is an SAT tutor in the Bronx for Renaissance,Education, Music and Sports, trying to live up to this organization's motto of "maximizing the potential of at-risk city youth through music and sports programming to reinforce the values of education, self-empowerment, family and community." One of her proudest moments is knowing one of her students will be attending BU on a full-ride scholarship this fall. Emily was also president of her school's community service group S.H.A.R.E. ("Students Have a Responsibility Everywhere") where she organized blood drives and fundraising for the homeless, ill children, and breast cancer. Emily taught English to local immigrants, mentored freshmen throughout the school year and served as Co-Editor and writer for the school newspaper. Emily has also been pursuing independent research with the guide of a clinical research doctor studying CMT, a neurological disease that affects one of her family.
Emily volunteers to teach at her Temple Beth-El and serves as Head Executive of the Teen Committee of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla. A regional and national level competitive golfer, Emily also shares her love of the sport with youth in the Bronx through First Tee (a program for beginner golfers). Emily will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at Dartmouth this fall.