We lost one of our own suddenly due to a car wreck. She was only 19.
Emily was born into Girl Scouts. In fact, her mom, Tricia Grubb, was working at Camp Sunshine, a Girl Scout Day Camp in Boyds, Maryland, when Emily decided to make her entrance into the world. Emily earned her Bronze Award as a Junior Girl Scout, her Silver Award as a Cadette Girl Scout and her Gold Award as an Ambassador Scout. As her Gold Award project she founded the Reading Rocks homework club at Poolesville Elementary School for students who are struggling to complete their homework. Emily also earned the Silver Trefoil Award by performing more than 100 hours of service split among national service, global service, and service to the Girl Scout community. Emily followed in her mother’s footsteps to Camp Sunshine, where she was a counselor for many years.
In 2013 Emily graduated from Poolesville High School. She then moved to St. Augustine, FL to attend Flagler College.
Emily was a determined young spirit with so many goals and ambitions. She worked hard and loved to learn; studying everything from education, accounting, law, to teaching herself new languages. She was rational and intelligent, but also a dreamer who never stopped believing in herself or others.
She was charismatic and lively, always lighting up the room with her sweet smile and notorious giggles. She was compassionate and warm-hearted and loved by everyone she met.
All she ever wanted was to make the world a better place, and she did. Her memory will never fade from all whose hearts she touched.