Newsmaker: Emma Shannon

| Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Noteworthy: Shannon is one of more than 1,700 American citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-14 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are chosen on the basis of academic and professional achievement and leadership potential. She leaves Monday to go to Germany to start on a master's degree in environmental studies at the University of Cologne.

Age: 23

Residence: Edgewood, originally from New Brighton

Family: Parents Randolph and Tina Shannon; brothers Bill, 46, and Benjamin, 44

Education: Graduate of Sewickley Academy; bachelor's degree in environmental studies and political science, University of Pittsburgh

Quote: “I was extremely shocked when I first got it. It took me a while to wrap my head around the fact that I would be moving away for a couple years. Now I'm excited for this huge opportunity.”

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