May recognizes Bedford student at the Statehouse for being named Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, March 19, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 19, 2021) – State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) recently honored Bedford native Emma Landstrom with a House resolution at the Statehouse for being named an Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star. 

May, a co-author of House Resolution 12, said "Rising Stars" are high school seniors who demonstrate leadership in their schools and communities and receive a $2,100 scholarship. Landstrom was 1 of 21 Indiana students selected for the scholarship.

"Emma has been instrumental in teaching life skills to kids and instilling in them a passion for learning at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County," May said. "As an active leader at her school and volunteer in our community, Emma's ambition is a testament to her character."

According to May, Landstrom teaches children at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County how to cook and helps with other programs there, including one that inspires young girls to set goals and pursue their dreams. She also volunteers for some of the club's largest annual fundraisers. Her efforts led to her being the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County's nominee for Youth of the Year Award among all Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs.

At Bedford North Lawrence High School, Landstrom is a member of the Art and Pep clubs, as well as the Beta Club, which nurtures academic achievement, character, leadership and service in youth. She also volunteers as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army at Christmas.

For more information about the Indianapolis NBA Rising Star All-Star program, visit nba.com/pacers.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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