Team Emery - In Memory of Dustin Tack Scholarship
Emery Miller is a CUSD Alumni and graduated from Perry High School in 2017. Emery was born in 1998 with severe congenital heart defects and his family was told he wouldn’t live past 1. Emery endured four open heart surgeries before the age of 7! Emery decided to start giving back to other children experiencing illness and started Team Emery in the 5th grade with the goal of collecting teddy bears to give to sick children in hospitals. To date, Team Emery has given out 57,936 bears to 61 hospitals in 14 states! Emery never looked at his heart condition as a restriction, and continuously overcame obstacles in order to succeed. The mission of Team Emery is simple; we want to provide hope and encouragement to those in need, reminding them that negative experiences don’t have to define you.
One (1) award of $750
- Please write a one-two page essay (500 – 1,000 words, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font) explaining adversity you have faced in life and how you have overcome that adversity
- Minimum 20 hours community service
- Participation in extra-curricular activities. Preference given to those that participated in Perry High School sports