Emma Bayer

Cobb Online Learning Academy
Powder Springs, GA

Emma Bayer is a Cobb Online Learning Academy high school senior who manages her family’s equestrian barn in Powder Springs, Georgia. She is a 7-time Master 4-Her in equine and agricultural science areas. Emma has earned top honors at the state, regional, and national levels as an accomplished equestrian in the equitation, hunter, jumper, and dressage disciplines. She is a 2-time Georgia Positive Athlete Regional Winner, 3-time Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Sportsmanship Award finalist, and 8-time varsity lettering athlete through the United States Equestrian Federation. Emma balances her athletics with her academics, maintaining over a 4.0 GPA in dual enrollment between high school and college courses at Kennesaw State University.

When she is not studying, riding, farming, or leading in 4-H, she runs her charity, Em-Powerment or volunteering with various community organizations through Girl Scouts. Emma earned her Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards and was recently nominated for the Gold Award Committee’s Young Women of Distinction for her project, increasing awareness, resources, and adoption of senior animals.

Emma aspires to build a career in animal science and agribusiness to enhance equine safety and agricultural industry practices. She will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in the Honors Program.

Scholarships Awarded in 2024: NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award

The NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award recognizes NSHSS members under 18 with the most influential leadership qualities.