First Academy Student Inspires through Faith, Teaching and Song

1.4 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

By Amanda Valderrama

First Academy Student Inspires through Faith, Teaching and Song

1.4 min read| Published On: March 1st, 2024|

Emma Broome

I am leader of: My youth worship group at Heritage Christian Church in Fruitland Park. I typically sing lead roles in songs or play piano every week. I take part in planning what songs to sing and who will be singing them. 

How I began singing: Three years ago, my family and I felt that God was calling us to move from Georgia to Florida. We had been living in Georgia for 12 years while serving for our church, and during that time, I always loved singing and worshiping. In seventh grade I had an opportunity to sing in a choir with my dad who is a pastor at our church, and I’ve been doing it ever since. 

The challenges of singing: When I was asked to sing the national anthem at a Villages High School volleyball game, I was very nervous. I ended up switching keys during my performance and I played it off and just went with the flow. It’s the hardest song I’ve ever sung. I once had to sing the anthem at five different sports games all in one day. 

I volunteer at: Heritage Christian Church’s nursery. We usually have two services a day and when I’m singing in one, I will then volunteer during the second service to look after the kids in the nursery. I look after first-through fifth-graders and newborns and toddlers. 

In the future: I want to be a first-grade teacher after I graduate high school. I absolutely adore children and I love just being around them and seeing them grow. I plan to enroll in Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia to pursue a BA in education with a minor in music.

In my free time: I love being in the kitchen a lot, cooking and baking. I work at Gourmet Today in Leesburg and I’m currently in training to cook in the kitchen when I turn 16. 

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    Glenda Cox Jackson March 6, 2024 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Wonderful to read about your life since y’all have moved. I used to sing in the choir under your Dad’s direction until I got tremors in my voice. You are beautiful inside and out! You are so blessed to have such wonderful and sweet parents.

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