Running a mile in her shoes


Joe Kagenski

Emma Newton competing in the Coach Korcoulis Invitational in the fall for cross country

Austin Bumpus, Co Editor-in-Chief

At Hollis Brookline, there are only a few senior athletes that are recruited during their seasons and commit to universities for their sports. Cam LaFleur has committed to Merrimack College for Division II baseball, Gigi Eliopoulos has committed to Assumption College for Division II girls’ lacrosse, and Emma Newton has added her name to Hollis Brookline’s committed students.

Newton verbally committed to Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana for cross country and is excited about the carefully made decision and big moment in her high school life. “There were a lot of factors that influenced my decision, but it really came down to the atmosphere of the school. Everyone was incredibly nice, and I fit in with everyone on the team. The city of New Orleans is so different from here, and I’ve always wanted to experience different cultures,” Newton said. The educational opportunities at Tulane also played a large role in Newton’s choice. “They have a great neuroscience program which is what I plan to major in.”

Newton, like many seniors, is looking forward to the college experience, but is also feeling some of the nerves that come with the big life step. Newton said, “I’m kind of nervous to be on my own, but I’m excited to explore different cultures and meet people from all over the world.” She is also looking forward to the college sports atmosphere, and is ready for the upcoming challenges that come with the commitment. “In terms of sports, I’m looking forward to being part of a really competitive program; I’ll have an intense practice schedule, but it’ll definitely help me improve. I’m also excited to travel to meets all over the country and compete nationally.”

Newton is the third Hollis Brookline student to commit to a school for athletics and is a prime example of the overall talent our school has to offer.