Senior Spotlight: Franklin’s Emily Irons to Attend Thiel College

| June 8, 2020

With graduation ceremonies being affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Explore Your Town, Inc. and several area businesses have teamed up to help recognize local high school seniors. Today’s featured graduating senior is Emily Irons.

Name: Emily Irons
School: Franklin
Hometown: Franklin
Parents: Kerry and Julie Irons

Tell us about yourself: I enjoy dancing and performing, watching movies, and spending time with my family friends.

School activities and sports: Knightette captain, Varsity Wrestling Cheerleading captain, secretary of Class Council, secretary of National Honor Society, president of French Club, Rocky Grove Musical ensemble, Concert Band, and yearbook editor.

Awards: School Director’s Award

Favorite teacher: Mr. Gustafson and Mr. Knox

Favorite subject: English

Favorite memories from school: Being involved in yearbook!

Future plans: In the fall I will be attending Thiel College to major in Early Childhood and Special Education and minor in International Studies. I am also a new member of Thiel’s Dance Team.

Advice for future students: Never lose sight of who you are!

Pets: I have a cat named Marnie, a bunny named Pascal, and two gold fish named Finn and Rachel.

Favorite joke: Any knock-knock jokes!

Favorite bands: John Mayer, The 1975, Queen, Taylor Swift, and anything 80’s! Back to the Future, Aquamarine, Lemonade Mouth, Burlesque, and any 80’s rom coms!

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler and Molly Ringwald

What is your least favorite cafeteria food? Cheeseburgers

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? No, it’s cereal.

Toilet paper, over or under? Over

Thank you’s: I’d like to thank my parents for teaching me the value of hard work, my sister for teaching me that it’s okay to be a kid sometimes, and the rest of my family and friends for always supporting me!

The following local sponsors have contributed to help make this campaign possible:


Barrow-Civic Theatre

Extreme Machine Fabricating

Matt Higgins

Eric Shick

Trails End Restaurant

UPMC Urgent Care – Clarion


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