Student Spotlight: Emma Zeumer

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Jessica Montgomery, Staff Reporter

This week’s student spotlight is about Emma Zeumer, a talented freshman who plays a variety of sports.  Scroll down to get to know her!
J: What activities are you involved in?

E: With it being winter, it’s Mercy Varsity ice hockey season.  [It’s] pretty much my first year playing the sport.  I played with a bunch of six year old boys for a season in 7th grade, but I often choose to block that out; as much fun as it is being really tall girl who’s never played and can barely skate is, I don’t think of that as my Glory Days.  I can almost stand up – I’ve found ice is slippery.  I’m a soccer player too, but that I am actually good at.  I’ve been playing on tons of different kinds of teams since I was five, and have gotten countless injuries.  [Since] my dad is the coach for one of the teams I’m on, it’s a blow-off thing that just leads to parties with the whole team on a couch watching scary movies and eating followed by Facebook stalking.

J: Do have any siblings?  If so, can you describe them?

E: Brown hair.  Annoying.  Gets in your business.  Falls asleep on my bed sometimes.  Four legs and a paws, drinks out of a bowl… I do have a real sister, but when she moved out, that’s what they replaced her with.  According to her birth certificate, I have a 17 year old sister, but being as she acts like a 10 year old, I think they got the year wrong.  She’s a senior at the Noter Dame Prep in Arizona (to make a long story short, we moved from the lovely state of Michigan to Arizona, then back, where she went to Marian for a year. She disliked it so much, she moved back to Arizona for her senior year of high school).  She has an odd obsession with gnomes – she got crazy jealous of me when I saw Gnomeo & Juliet before her. I adore her, even though she finds bird calls a completely okay way to locate each other in fitting rooms.
J: What are your favorite things about Mercy?

E: I would have to say the people and the food – I am a fan of both.  No longer a vegetarian, I am in love with the cafeteria chicken tenders, and of course all the amazing people. At moment [I’m in love with] the no-boys thing: I am not one for doing my hair.

J: What do you like to do during your free time?

E: Free time? What’s that? That sounds really fun.
J: Is there anything that people don’t know about you that you would like to share?
E: I had the most faithful Valentine’s Day dates: Ben and Jerry?