Student Spotlight: Emma Baker

Student Spotlight: Emma Baker

Lindsey Villarreal, Staff Reporter

On December 8 of 2003, Emma Baker was born in Jacksonville,Florida.

Baker is a Sagittarius,and her favorite food is basically any type of seafood. She likes Red Robin, and prefers staying in her room to going out. She likes sad music. She loves drawing. She was very proud of herself when she made her first sculpture. “It was the first thing I ever made,” Baker said.

All her life, she has been moving from house to house, island to state, because of her dad who is in the military. Baker has gone through so much at just a very young age. Emma has gone through ups and downs in her life. She already has a lot of memories.

From 1 to 4 years old, she lived in California. From 5 to 6, Baker lived in Hawaii, and from 7 to 12, she has lived in Texas.

“My dad and I went on 4-wheelers and traveled and explored California,” said Baker, a 7th grader.

She had different journeys in every single new place she has gone. 

“…I lived in Honolulu,where there was a beach with sea turtles,we traveled all around the island,” she said.

“There’s a lot of traveling; we only stay up in the area up to 3 years. Texas is the longest place I’ve lived in,” said Baker.

Moving from place to place isn’t easy.

“Um it was hard, because he (her dad) left when I was 3. From 4 through 6 I didn’t see him,” she said. “Yeah, I barely got to see him,we did a lot of things together,but later on,we didn’t have a close bond, since he travel,” said Baker.

“It was tough because it was only my brother, my mom, and me,” said Baker.

She was incredibly happy when her father finally came home from Iraq.

That wasn’t only thing Baker had to deal with at a young age, her parents got divorced, and that was a low point for her. Her mother also was involved in an accident.

“We got a call from the hospital,they said that my mom had a ruptured spine,and they didn’t know if she could walk again.”Baker,7th grade,said.

Baker has gone through a lot of ups and downs. Like most people, she can pull through it and put a smile on her face.

These days, Baker said, her family is really close, and they all try to spend time together as much as they can. But she still wishes she could see her dad more often.

“I only see (my dad) 10 minutes in the morning and 2 hours at the end of the day. I try to spend as much time as possible with him,” she said.