Taylor Stays Busy with Sports and Academics

Soccer, Crossfit, and the National Junior Honor Society are just a few of the things that Taylor excels at. Read about her recent experience at the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition!

You recently competed in the Team Championships for the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition, tell us a little about that.

The Punt Pass Kick Competition was really fun, but pretty nerve racking. I was nervous for the competition and being on the jumbo screen at halftime, but excited at the same time. The competition started at 10:00 that morning, and we were split into two groups and sent to sit on the field. We each sat and waited for our turn to punt, pass, and kick the football. After the scores were tallied, awards, which were footballs and football tees, were handed out and we were given our instructions on what to do during halftime. Then, we were allowed to go and get some lunch and watch the football game. At the beginning of second quarter, I left my seat and met the other competitors and the Punt Pass Kick employees, got lined up, and we went on the field. They said my name and hometown, and I threw a football. Overall, the whole experience was pretty great and I’m definitely competing again next year.

What other activities do you enjoy?

In my spare time, I love to play soccer. I play for SC Del Sol in Scottsdale. As a part of my soccer training, I also do Crossfit Fury.

You are the public affairs officer in service club at your school, what does this involve?

Being Public Affairs Officer for my Service Club at school means that it’s my job to alert the members of the club about upcoming meetings and events via text.

You are also in National Junior Honor Society, what does that require?

Being in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) requires a certain amount of service hours and a 3.5 GPA. I was welcomed into the NJHS community at the end of sixth grade, and I love it.

Any plans for the future in sports and education?

When I am older, I plan to play ECNL Soccer (Elite Club National League) and play soccer in college.

Taylor is a seventh grader at Saint Thomas Aquinas School.

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