Meet Emma Carson! Emma is a senior at Jefferson High School. We want to congratulate Emma on her upcoming graduation and best wishes in the future.
Question: What are your plans after graduation?
Answer: “I plan on taking a gap year. I need to get a job and get a good amount of money so I can feel financially stable and not have to worry about money. After my gap year, I plan on attending SCAD down in Savannah and study photography and creative writing.”
Q: What are two of your favorite restaurants in our community?
A: “Cream & Shuga would have to be my top favorite. I love going and enjoying the Maverick and an i wad latte.”
Q: How long have you lived in our community?
A: “I have lived in Jefferson for six years.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
A: “The most interesting person I’ve meet at Jefferson would have to be my best friend Madi. She is funny and a little sassy sometimes. It’s just enough for me to handle.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: “That’s a hard one. If you had asked me two months ago, I would’ve said Italy because of the stunning scenery and to be able to listen to Luciano Pavarotti while watching the sunset. Now, I would have to say Paris Island. My boyfriend is currently there at basic. I chose that location because I won’t be able to see him until August.”
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: “My favorite movie is ‘Grease.’ I love when Sandy goes to the fair and shows Danny that she can be anyone she wants. She doesn’t just have to be the frilly girl he met on the beach. My favorite TV show is ‘The Vampire Diaries’ because…well because of Damon Salvatore.”
Q: What advice would you give to people?
A: “Don’t waste your time. If you see an opportunity, take it. If you think a boy is messing with you, drop him. If you really should be cleaning your room instead of watching TikToks, clean your room. Time flies by and before you know it, you’re graduating high school, you’re moving, you’re getting married. Don’t waste the time you have.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “Something on my bucket list is going to Italy.”
Q: What is your go to band / singer when you cant decide what to listen to?
A: “Probably 5 Seconds of Summer. I’ve been listening to them for a couple of years now and they always have the music I need.”
Q: What is something you will do as soon as COVID-19 thing is over?
A: “Walk across the stage and get my diploma. “
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
A: “I would love to have lunch with Annie Leibovitz. I would ask her what it’s like to be a photographer for Vanity Fair and what she gets her inspiration from. I would ask her to show me as much of her portfolio as she could.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about our community?
A: “My favorite thing about our community is the togetherness. As I was driving around in the Jefferson graduation parade, I realized some of these people might not even be relatives of the graduates. They are just coming out to support us.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years?
A: “Hopefully, working for any type of photography magazine or graduating from SCAD.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I love the sky. Any time of day, any kind of weather. It has the ability to completely change people’s mood. I especially love it when there is a good sunset. It always reminds me that my mom is somewhere up there watching over me.”
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
A: “The most beautiful place I have ever been was on a picnic with my boyfriend. We were sitting at the pond across from Jefferson Memorial Stadium and the stars were coming out. He was feeding the ducks sugar cookies and smiling back at me. The crickets were chirping and the water was singing. I had never felt more at peace and have never seen something so amazing.”
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
A: “My favorite month is probably April because in the beginning, it’s not too cold and towards the end, it’s not too hot. My favorite holiday is Halloween because I love doing mine and other peoples makeup. My favorite single day is Friday of course.”
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
A: “A 10 out of 10 is the perfect day. One that you can drive down an empty road with your friends in the car and the windows rolled down and the music blasting as you all sing at the top of your lungs.”
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: “My best friend Madi. She is always on me about bettering myself for me. Not for anyone else. If I want something she tells me to do it for me. She is such a hard worker and always aims to please others.”
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
A: “One of my favorite smells is freshly cut grass. A second one would have to be a horse barn.”
Q: Finally, what three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Happy, Warm, Loud.”