Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Skate Midland 2019

Adult 3 FS
Gold medal
Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Midland Civic Arena in Midland, MI.
Skater: Emma Johnson
Choreography by: Emma Johnson
Coach: Melanie Black
Videography: Melanie Black
Music: Les Savy Fav's "Disco Drive" off of their 2001 album Go Forth.
"Disco Drive"/Les Savy Fav

Adult 3 CM 
Gold medal
Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Midland Civic Arena in Midland, MI.
Skater: Emma Johnson
Choreography: Emma Johnson
Coach: Melanie Black
Videography: Kaye Horn

Adult Artistic 
Silver medal
Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Midland Civic Arena in Midland, MI.
Skater: Emma Johnson
Choreography: Emma Johnson
Coach: Melanie Black
Videography: 張齡友
Music: "No Rain" by Blind Melon with a hip-hop section in the middle by DJ Girl Talk sampling "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa and "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones
"No Rain"/Blind Melon

"Triple Double"/Girl Talk


MFSC skaters earn high finishes at Skate Midland

Skate Midland to host record 140-plus skaters on Saturday

17th annual Skate Midland competition

ABC12 News at Noon: Skate Midland Competition


Monday, November 11, 2019


*Silver Medal, Adult Artistic, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 CM, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 FS, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 1 CM, Skate Midland, 3 Nov 2018 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Grow with Google Developer Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Scott Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 2017 (Interfaith Peace-Builders)
*Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, 2017 (for IFPB delegation)
*Coca-Cola Scholarship, 2015-16 (Delta College)
*Zonta Club of Midland Scholarship, 2014-15 (Midland Area Community Foundation for Delta College)
*Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship, 2014-15 (Delta College)
*M. Seth Babcock Scholarship, 2013-14 (Delta College)
*President's List, Delta College, Winter 2013
*Honorable Mention, Column, Serious, Michigan Community College Press Association, “Investing in universal pre-school is a step in the right direction, ” 2013
*Dean's List, University of Minnesota, 2006-2008
*Winner for best art piece in the Ivory Tower Art and Literary Magazine published by the University of Minnesota, 2009
*Dean's List, MCAD, 2000-2005
*Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant (UROP), University of Minnesota, 2007
*Cari-DeWall Obst Uptown Association Scholarship, 2002-03, 2003-04 (MCAD)
*Girl Scout Gold Award, 2000
*Invitation from MSBOA to participate in Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
*Honor Roll, Houghton High School, 1996-2000
*Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, scholarship (Copper Country Suzuki Association private and group violin lessons)
*Houghton High School Music Boosters, Band Camp Scholarship, 1996-1999

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bee girl on the rink

Photographs and videos by Photographer & Blogger Gracie BUTTON:
[Photographed and filmed on October 17, 2019 at the Midland Civic Arena]
Working on my upcoming skating program.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Published article links (329)

Topics covered

Animal rights
Consumer safety
Cultures (China, India, Iraq, Palestine/Israel)
Gun violence
Occupy Wall Street
Palestinian/Israeli conflict
Political campaigns and events
Public policy

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Johnson: This is one deportation America must stop

Op-Ed by Emma Johnson
Midland Daily News, 4 Sept 2019.  


Isabel Bueso came to the U.S. from Guatemala to participate in a rare-disease study at UCSF and now has 33 days to leave the country; but, in Guatemala, they don’t offer the intravenous infusions that keep her alive.

The Trump administration’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is deporting children who are receiving life-saving medical care in the U.S. due to a deferred action policy. While all cases are egregious, Bueso’s situation stands out as especially disturbing.

At an internship at Michigan Technological University that involved analyzing human blood, I had to pass two tests before conducting any research using human subjects. One was on safety and the other concerned ethical guidelines by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

In the scientific community, it is against the rules to conduct testing on populations that will not benefit from the research.

That’s why there cannot be testing on prisoners, the homeless, or people in third-world countries. The only exception is for diseases that have a higher prevalence within a population and the cure will benefit that population.

This rule is to avoid past unfortunate cases such as:

1. Studying the effects of syphilis on African Americans in the South without treating them and lying about it.

2. Doing studies that could have deleterious outcomes on vulnerable populations that are desperate for money, such as prisoners and the homeless.

3. Going to third-world countries to test on their populations, only to let participants die because they can’t afford the life-saving medicine they helped develop.

4. An African-American woman Henrietta Lacks unknowingly “donating” her cancer cells and then not receiving treatments based on research employing her cells.

The United States government and the scientific community deemed that using the bodies of vulnerable populations only to let them suffer and die, while an affluent mostly-white population reaped the benefits, was ethically wrong.

Today, we have another case violating this code of ethics. Bueso was part of the solution to finding a life-saving treatment for MPS-6, an enzyme disorder that inhibits cells from processing sugars and now she faces being cut off from treatment.

To use her body, deport her, deny her treatment, and then save the lives of affluent white babies who haven’t yet been born will be a shameful mark on our country’s history if this deportation goes forward.

Emma C. Johnson is a writer and a Midland resident.

Friday, August 23, 2019

How NOT to do a Salchow

... as performed by Emma Johnson. Recorded by Coach Melanie Black.