While at Uni High, Emily spent a :emester tutoring Adolph Willms and learning his life story. See this article by Mary Schenk in The News-Gazette (June 5, 1999):
Life’s work earns man his diplomas
URBANA – Adolph Willms has a lifetime of memories tucked away in his head. Some days he can summon those. Other days it’s not so easy.
With the help of an education researcher and three teen-age girls from University High School in Urbana, the 83-year-old stroke victim has been able to recall many past experiences.
Researcher Patricia Marton of Bloomington was so impressed with Willms’ life experiences as a farmer in the St. Joseph area that she persuaded local…