Committee member | emily degroot
Emily DeGroot has a little brother with Down Syndrome and autism, and he has inspired her to be the empathetic, compassionate young woman she is today. Emily is able to connect with people on a personal level because of her own experiences.
Emily is a sophomore at Augustana University and is majoring in elementary and special education. She plays flute in the Augustana band, and will be performing in China in January. At Augustana, Emily enjoys helping out with the Augie Access program, Friendslink, and the AU Council for Exceptional Children. Through these organizations, Emily has been able to meet individuals of all ages and abilities. She is extremely excited to be on the committee for SD Miss Amazing and see where her passions take her!