Summit alumna received Meritorious Service Award

Summit alumna received Meritorious Service Award

Emily Sheckels Ahouse ’98 with Head of School Rich Wilson.

The Summit Alumni Association and Head of School Rich Wilson presented Emily Sheckels Ahouse ’98 with the Meritorious Service Award, which is granted to a Summit graduate or former student for their meritorious service to The Summit, the community, state or nation.  

Emily currently is The Montessori Chair for The Summit Parents Association, and she is the Executive Director of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation.  

As a Summit lifer, she is part of a Summit family legacy which includes her mother and brother (attd). Currently, she has two sons who attend The Summit, one is a second grader in the Lower School and the other is a student in Montessori.  

After graduation, she studied at Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Design and Environmental Analysis. She then stayed at Cornell to earn her master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning.  

After graduating from college, she consulted for Janus Research and also has served as a Historic Preservationist for the City of Coral Gables, Fla. She has been the  

Preservation and Planning Specialist for the City of Covington, served as the city liaison for NKY Public Arts Network and has been on the Board of Renaissance Covington.  

Her current work with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation helps ensure that Walnut Hills is a safe, vibrant, healthy and inclusive community for all. In 2018, she received the Allied Professional Award in the Kentucky chapter of the American Institute of Architects for working harmoniously with architects and other allied professionals. 

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