Emily was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in 2015.
“I was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Barrier Reef Orchestra Encouragement Award last year, it came as a big surprise! This past year I have spent the total amount of the award on a variety of musical equipment. These include an instrument microphone and cable for use at church, as I play in the band, along with a Viola stand. I also purchased some Viola music and rosin; as well as a Cello, which I have started teaching myself.