Emily Jasinski

Emily Jasinski

What is your favorite location, place, building, or spot in Royalton? Why?

I really like the top of Cat's ledge because of the view is really magnificent, and a great payoff for not a big hike.

What do you think makes Royalton unique or different from other places you have lived or visited?

The sense of community.  Whenever something happens in town or someone needs support people are right there.  A student lost a house in a fire when I was first teaching here, and it was just amazing to see how folks who didn't have much gave a lot to make them more comfortable.

What is the most challenging aspect of life in a small Vermont town like Royalton?

It can be a little isolating.  There aren't a lot of people my age living around here and you definitely have to travel a long distance to get to a grocery store or something like that.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

I would say Nan Fowler who was the 1st grade teacher at South Royalton school and retired a few years before I started and really helped me get started. 

What do you want people to know about your town?

Even though it's small and kind of isolated, it's still a really fun place to live and there are a lot of great people here and you can really enjoy yourself.

What is your wish for your life? What is a wish for your town?

I hope that the town doesn't continue to lose population.  It's really important to preserve some of the farmland and farming practices as well as the small town feel.