July 13, 2024

Last Will and Testament of Eagle staffer


This archived article was written by: Emilee Merrill

It is said, “All good things must come to an end.” This is true for me as my time at Utah State University Eastern comes to an end.
Like so many of the students at USU Eastern I came here for the “cheap” tuition, small campus and the great scholarship they offered me with no feeling for Price, Utah, whatsoever. However, over the past four years, well more like two because of a two-year break for an LDS mission, I have truly come to love and appreciate the town and the campus here in Price.
To continue with this “farewell” paper I would like to congratulate all of those who are graduating this semester whether with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
I, like many of you, had no idea of what to study when I first entered into college. After three semesters of just focusing on completing generals, and having a lot of fun, things sort of just fell into place for me to become a special education teacher, with a minor in American Sign Language. It is because of this decision in my life that I have to leave the quaint and amazing city of Price.
As I look back at my time here, there are some people I would like to thank for their help in helping get to where I am today.
First I want to thank my parents for their love and support in all that I do. My parents are some of the hardest working people I know. They both have had jobs since way before I was born to support their children, and help them become strong and independent adults. My parents have seen so much potential in me for many years that I just barely started noticing in myself only a couple of years ago. I know with support I can obtain my goals. Thanks Mom and Dad for all you do for me.
Next I would like to thank my professors that I have had since beginning college. I have had many great professors that have helped me become the responsible adult that I have become since entering college. One professor in particular is Susan Polster. Under her, I have blossomed, and I am proud to have her as a great friend.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who ever smiled, waved, talked or spent time with me in any way. College would be so boring without friends or acquaintances. So thank you so much for making my time in Price worth all the stress, sad times and happy times worth it. I’m truly grateful for everyday I’ve spent here.
With so many great memories from Price, I look forward to making more as I move onto Logan. I love you all. Good luck with all your future endeavors

-Emilee Merrill