Taylor, Class of 2020

When Taylor’s mom called me last spring to schedule Taylor’s photos, I couldn’t believe she was a senior. Mrs. Fox was my oldest daughter’s 7th grade math teacher, and was pregnant with Taylor during that year. How could time had passed so quickly? Over the years as my other children cycled through Mrs. Fox’s classes, I watched as Taylor grew and became this beautiful blonde blue-eyed and long-legged girl. She was a dedicated runner as a little tot, keeping the family tradition. It paid off, as she has earned too many awards to mention them all, but has been well decorated during her high school career. Highlights include: All-Conference in Cross Country for Mt. Zion HS all 4 years, Regional Champs 3 years, and led the XC team to back-to-back State appearances (Jr & Sr year). On the track, she was All-Conference track every year, and All-State three times (Sophomore year in the 3200 m relay, and Junior year in both the 3200m relay and as an individual in the 800m run). It absolutely breaks my heart that this hard working, talented and dedicated young lady and co-teammates are not able to complete their final season on the track. They had their eyes on state, and were most likely to bring home a medal. Luckily she was able to play basketball her senior year,  earning All-Macon County Girls Basketball Honorable Mention, as well as an exciting Regional Champs title. Super Taylor is more than just a rockstar girl athlete, she also shows the same focus and work ethic in the classroom, and is a member of NHS. Her academic efforts have also paid off, as she was accepted into the nursing program at Southeast Missouri State University. Guess what? She’s also going to be running cross country and track!!! Wow, she doesn’t stop to amaze us. I look forward to reading about her success next year and cheering her on. Well done Taylor and good luck!

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