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Meijer Scholar Athlete: Emily Bussert

The 18-year-old Comstock Park senior has a passion for education.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — This week’s Meijer Scholar Athlete is a higher jumper who is eager to jump into the field of education.

Checking in with a 3.9 GPA, Comstock Park senior Emily Bussert is headed to Michigan State with the goal of becoming a teacher for elementary school kids. The 18-year-old says she took an interest in the profession thanks to all the teachers who have had an influence on her.  

“I really do like little kids. I did junior achievement for a long time that kind of just interests me,” she explains. “The connection between the kids I think is really special. Just having a fun time at that age is important.”

In addition to track and field, Bussert also played basketball for the Panthers.

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