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January 14, 2009

Emily Crain named January Student of the Month


Emily CrainCowley College sophomore Emily Crain can be seen all around the Arkansas City campus as she is one of the most actively involved students at the school. Her stellar grade point average of 3.9 along with her willingness to help others helped her become the school’s January Student of the Month.

Crain is the daughter of Brian and Kelli Crain of Maple City. Grandparents are, Nona Crain and the late Sam Crain of Arkansas City; Linda Cloninger of Arkansas City; and Marvin Hensley of Maple City.

The sophomore history major has two brothers, Josh 21, and Nicholas 16. She also has a sister, Allie 14.
Born in Arkansas City, Crain and her family moved to several different towns as she was growing up, including living as far away as Minnesota and South Dakota, before she graduated from Dexter High School in 2007.

At Dexter, she was active in basketball, softball, track, student council, Forensics, the Math Team, National Honor Society, and was the class president her junior year.

She came to Cowley hoping the school would help her find out what she wanted to do after college.

“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew Cowley had good academics and I would be able to make up my mind there,” Crain said. “The teachers and staff at Cowley are great.”

Having long had an interest in history, Crain hopes to one day become an archaeologist with a focus on the Mayan culture.

“I realized I liked history and I liked to dig in the dirt, so I thought about being an archaeologist,” Crain said. “I hope to one day go to Central America and make discoveries.”

At Cowley, Crain is a Cowley Captain and Student Ambassador. She is also active in Campus Christian Fellowship, Cowley Crazies, Phi Theta Kappa, Cowley College Republicans, Cowley TNT, PAWS, intramurals, IMPACT, and is a Cowley Tutor.

“I like to be involved and meet new people,” Crain said. “I wouldn’t know what to do with free time.”
Despite her stellar GPA and active involvement on campus, Crain was shocked to learn she was the January Student of the Month.

“I think it’s cool, it mean’s a lot to me,” Crain said. “It means the stuff I do has been noticed.”
Outside of her activities at the college, Crain enjoys working with kids at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arkansas City.

“I learn a lot from them,” Crain said.

She also enjoys hanging out with friends, fishing, reading, and watching football.

Crain is undecided on where she will go to school after Cowley, but has applied at Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, and Cornell University.

“I hope to be as actively involved at my next school, I wouldn’t know what to do if I did not have a million things going on,” Crain said.