Friday Night Lights: Meet RHS’ Emma Fernandes

Emma Fernandes

Parents:  Joel and Sarah Fernandes

Siblings: Jojo Fernandes and Matthew Perkins

School: Ruston High School

Grade: 12th 

Spirit Squad: Bearcat Belles

Honors: Captain of Bearcat Belles, National Honors Society (NHS), Younglife Campaigner

Favorite Subject in School: Anatomy and Physiology 

Favorite Show on Netflix? Gilmore Girls 

What is on your play list? John Mayer

Instagram or Tik Tok? and Why? Instagram— it brings a smile to my face to catch a glimpse into the lives of others

Favorite Line of Clothing? Prana has served me well this past summer. Their clothes have been perfect for this season of traveling and time outdoors

Favorite meal? Anything cooked and on a plate, I’m not picky!

What do you love about your school?  I can always count on Ruston High for giving me the best Bearcat Friday’s. Hearing the drum line march down the halls in the morning led by Mrs. Ratcliff chanting into a megaphone makes for the BEST way to finish out the week!! 

How long have you been dancing and what is it about it that you enjoy? I have been dancing since I was three years old at Missy Crain and later LG.  Dance gives me the opportunity to meet girls of all kinds who share this one common interest. Performing, practicing and sweating with these girls had lead to friendship like no other

What is your favorite high school dance moment? Performing at pep rally is an all-time favorite. There’s nothing like dancing to loud music in front of an excited student body

What are your plans after high school? Being that I have Celiac Disease— an autoimmune disorder— I have visited many dietitians in my life. This lifestyle I’ve made for myself has inspired me to one day become a Registered Dietitian!! 

What three people from history would you like to sit down and eat dinner with and why? The only person I would like to sit and eat dinner with would be my friend, Jesus. I chose to believe that He is my Father, my Savior and my Creator. What a precious conversion to have!

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