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Young Harris honors student from Cumming
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Young Harris College President Cathy Cox, left, presented the Zell B. Miller Leadership Award to Emily Espy of Cumming during the schools recent graduation ceremony. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

YOUNG HARRIS — Emily Espy of Cumming received the Zell B. Miller Leadership Award for significant contributions to campus life at Young Harris College during the school’s commencement May 10. She also received her bachelor’s degree in musical theater.

Espy, a graduate of South Forsyth High School, is the daughter of Todd and Bonnie Espy.

The award is named in honor of former U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor Zell B. Miller, a Young Harris trustee and graduate.

’51, a YHC trustee and distinguished alumnus.

During her time at the college, Espy demonstrated leadership and dedication to service in many ways. Among them: she was a member of the Dorcas Society, Seniors Paying It Forward Committee, “Underground” Bible study group, the YHC Choir, Chamber Choir, Honors Program and Scholars Consortium.

Espy received the Outstanding Christian Service Award in 2013; was voted “Most Likely to Make A Difference” in 2014; and named homecoming queen in 2013.

She also served as a production assistant for Theatre Young Harris and starred in productions such as “Pride and Prejudice.”

Espy next plans to pursue a master of arts in teaching from the University of Georgia and hopes to teach music in low-income areas.