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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar welcomed Emma Kelly, a senior at Taylorville High School, to the Capitol this week as his senator for the day.

Kelly, 17, of Taylorville is the daughter of Cheryl Graham. She is a member of the National Honor Society, plays soccer and volunteers at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She enjoys CrossFit and works part-time at Incredibly Delicious in Springfield.

Kelly visited the Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 28. While there, she toured the building and accompanied Manar on the Senate floor for a busy afternoon of debate and votes on key legislation, including veto overrides.

She plans to attend a four-year university after graduation to pursue a career in the field of public health.

Category: People of the 48th