Published May, 2012
Hey! I’m Emma Haupt. In just a few short weeks I’ll be graduating and completing my eighth and final year at Woodlawn and starting my freshman year at St. Olaf College. I plan to study Organ Performance and Sacred Music. I started playing the pipe organ two years ago and haven’t stopped playing since!
Though I’m excited to be heading off to St. Olaf in the fall, I’ll be sad seeing Woodlawn in my rearview. Ever since I started at Woodlawn as a fifth grader I have had experiences beyond my imagination. I remember the first time my class went on an overnight field trip to the Columbia Zoo and we had the chance to learn about elephants by touring the enclosure with a zoo keeper. In eighth grade I traveled with a group of Woodlawn students to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico where we explored the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza!
After graduation who knows how far the world will take me, but one thing I know for sure: I’ll always be a Woodlawn Trailblazer, blazing my own path through life.
Emma is Director of Music Ministries in Buffalo, New York and also teaches ESL at the high school level.