Meet Emma Grob, a fifteen-year-old tenth grader from Wilmington, Delaware who wrote for the Poetry column last year, and will be writing for it yet again this year. This is Emma’s third year with TPS. With TPS, she will be taking French 1 and Apologetics, and from a few different co-ops, she will be taking other subjects like chemistry, geometry, drama, and American history. Emma’s favorite subject is history, preferably modern history.
In her free time, Emma enjoys reading; some of her favorite books are Harry Potter, the Slated trilogy, and the Foxcraft series. She also enjoys learning languages for fun. In fact, she is almost fluent in Chinese and very advanced in Italian, French, and German. Another hobby is training dogs. In the past, she has trained both of her dogs, Sunny and Ellie, and she also prepared a dog for the Seeing Eye, a guide dog school which she highly recommends. As a lover of animals, it is no wonder she would choose a dog if she had to pick one favorite animal.
I had the chance to ask Emma a few random questions. Emma’s favorite fruit is either kiwis or bananas, but if she were a food, she would be a clementine. Her favorite colors are sky blue or turquoise. Her pet peeve is when people pretend to be an expert on a subject when they actually are not.
If Emma could travel anywhere in the world, she would travel somewhere really tropical and exotic, but she would also love to go to Ireland, Iceland, Taiwan, Austria, or Peru. This year, her dream of traveling to China was fulfilled. She traveled with the TPS China trip; she said she really enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend it to others.
When asked about Bible characters, she said other than Jesus, she finds Isaiah, Esther, and Joshua very good role models. Joshua 1:9 inspires her and gives her strength: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This quote reminds Emma, when in trying times, to always trust God.
I am glad to have had the chance to meet Emma and look forward to reading her poetry column throughout the year. Welcome back to clay, Emma!