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S: Emilee Kathleen O'Brien - Graduation 2011

FC: Kindergarten St. James 1999 8th Grade St. James 2007 12th Grade Central Hardin High School 2011 | Emilee Kathleen O'Brien Congratulations Graduation 2011

1: Congratulations ! EMILEE

2: EMILEE | May 18, 2011, Central Hardin High School Seniors Honor Night..... Recognition for everything you have worked so hard for: Summa Cum Laude (First in the Class), Commonwealth Diploma, Perfect Attendance, KERA Scholar, Central Hardin English Departmental Award, Central Hardin Math Departmental Award, Central Hardin Science Departmental Award, Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Sam Walton Community Scholarship, Zonta Club Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Republican Women's Elizabeth Tori Scholarship, Cecilian Bank Scholarship, College Faculty Scholarships, College Trustee Scholarships, Governor's Scholars Scholarships, College Presidential Scholarships. What parent wouldn't be proud of their child who received these honors? There is no way anyone, except for us, really understands the time and effort you have put into achieving these accomplishments. Even though they were high school awards, these awards were not accomplished in four years. You have diligently worked all thirteen years striving for perfection. Every honor and award you have earned was truly that...earned. All these awards are something to be proud of. However, sitting there listening to the faculty department head read the criteria for the elite departmental awards; 'is not satisfied until it is her best work', 'willingly helps her classmates', 'elected to take college algebra at the same time as taking calculus-unheard of', 'only student who attempts every homework problem', 'stood out from the other students' but most impressive was 'UNANIMOUS' faculty decision!....made us the most proud...even one of the departmental awards would have been a great honor, but to win all three is amazing! You should be the most honored by these departmental awards too because it shows you earned the respect of all your teachers. Even though at times through the years it was difficult; you stood up for what you believed, whether it was debating grades over one point, explaining there could be more than one correct answer or convincing teachers how to put grades in the computer so that the final grade still calculates accurately; you obviously were able to stand up for what you believe and at the same time still earn the respect of all your teachers. That's extraordinary! Be proud of your accomplishments they are amazing! Mom and Dad

5: Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade

6: Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade

7: Sixth Grade | Seventh Grade | Eighth Grade

8: Central Hardin High School | Class of 2011

9: The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson Emilee Kathleen O'Brien Ranked 1st of 380 Freshman - Senior Years You gave the "extra" are extraordinary!

10: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

11: St. James Awards | What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it. -Amy Chua

12: Rotary Speech | Chamber of Commerce Speech | Science Olympiad | UK Book Award | Central Hardin High School

13: Emilee-"Most Likely to Succeed" Jordan-"Most Athletic" | GSP Graduate | Hardin County Youth Leadership | She believed she could so she did!

14: S | Spanish Club | President

15: "We need to teach our kids that it's not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair." -President Obama | Science Olympiad President

16: A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

17: Senior Night | Emilee O'Brien "Most Likely to Succeed"

18: The Push by David McNally The eagle gently coaxed her offspring toward the edge of the nest. Her heart quivered with conflicting emotions as she felt their resistance to her persistence nudging. "Why does the thrill of soaring have to begin with the fear of falling?" she thought. This ageless question was still unanswered for her. As in the tradition of the species, her nest was located high upon the shelf of a sheer rock face. Below there was nothing but air to support the wings of each chick.

19: "Is it possible that this time it will not work?" She thought. Despite her fears the eagle knew it was time. Her parental mission was all but complete. There remained one final task...the push. The eagle drew courage from an innate wisdom. Until her children discovered their wings, there was no purpose for their lives. Until they learned how to soar, they would fail to understand the privilege it was to have been born an eagle. The push was the greatest gift she had to offer. It was her supreme act of love. And so, one by one, she pushed them and---- THEY FLEW.

20: If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember... you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you. Winnie the Pooh | Emilee O'Brien Centre College c/o Governor's Scholars Program West Walnut Street Danville, Ky

21: Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction

22: True friends are hard to find and impossible to forget. -anonymous | GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2010

24: Opportunity... often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. -Napoleon Hill

25: And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed. -Dr. Seuss

26: PROM APRIL 30, 2011

28: Chicago Class Trip May 4 & 5, 2011

32: Washington DC May 13, 2011

33: Superintendent (Nannette Johnston) Student Advisory Council Trip

34: May 18, 2011 Senior Honors Night | Perfect Attendance | Summa Cum Laude | Commonwealth Diploma | KERA Scholar | Academic Award | AP Calculus Award

35: Math and Science Departmental Awards | Cecilian Bank Scholarship | English Departmental Award | Campbellsville University Full Tuition Academic Scholarship

37: Always Remember.... Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. -William Arthur Ward

38: ACADEMIC SIGNING April 18, 2011 | Emilee Kathleen O'Brien, daughter of Hugh and Mechonda O'Brien of Elizabethtown, has accepted the Presidential Scholarship from Campbellsville University. The Presidential Scholarship is a four year full-tuition scholarship for academic achievement. Presidential Scholars represent and provide public service in promoting the University. Emilee will graduate ranked first in the Class of 2011 from Central Hardin High School. She plans to major in biology and pursue a medical degree to become a pediatric orthopedic.

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