Creekwood Middle School seventh grader Emerson Study is an amazing and award-winning inline speed skater who has trained with leaders as far away as Denmark.
She is not only sponsored and medaled, but she also gives back through a nationwide Facebook mentorship program for young girls.
Humble Family Skate Center has been in her family for over four decades, dating back to 1977. Emerson’s mother, Rachel Tate-Study, is the general manager, her father, Jack Study, is Emerson’s coach and Emerson’s grandmother, Gloria Tate, is the skate center owner.
Emerson, 12, has been skating since she was 10 months of age and competing at the national level since age 5. She has had numerous national placements and has skated as one of the youngest in several marathons. Emerson advanced quickly and has honed her skills with the direction and motivation of her parents and siblings throughout her journey.
This elite and entrepreneurial young mind not only loves to compete in skating but she also aspires to continue her ingenuity as an engineering student in future years at Rice University. Emerson’s mother added, “She excels at everything she puts her mind to doing. My daughter has always had the right attitude, believing that the sky’s the limit.”
Back in December 2020, Emerson was approached by Empower Roller Sports, a company owned by Brian and Heather Krupa. They asked Emerson to design a skate suit for their Rollerstar clothing line. Her design earned second place; they loved the meaning behind her design and asked her to lead her very own national Facebook group for aspiring and tenured skating females ages 5-18.
Her group has grown to 30 girls seeking advice, sisterhood, mentorship, ideas, inspiration and more. The best part about the group is that Emerson manages it all on her own and the group is free to young ladies who join. This private and growing group is called Be You Mentor Program For Skaters. Emerson is known around the group for sending goal books for free and hosting conference calls with new members.
“Even though several events were canceled last year due to COVID-19, we are back on track and headed to the American championships in June in Colorado Springs. So, Emerson is training hard with her teammates and looking for more and more ways to grow her brand/designs and give back in even more creative ways,” said her mom.
Rachel concluded, “It is so important for young people to give to, support and build up their peers. I highly recommend that other children become involved in the community and find ways to help.”
Anyone seeking to connect with Emerson on social media can follow her journey through Facebook by navigating to facebook.com/pg/Emmyspeedqueen/posts. Readers can also find out about her clothing, designs and more through her sponsor, also on Facebook at facebook.com/profile. php?id=100057145642370.