Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight - Taiylor Russell, South County High School

By Taiylor Russell, South County High School
Senior Spotlight
May 29, 2020

1) What has been your biggest disappointment/hardship since schools have been closed for the remainder of the academic year?

One of my biggest hardships of school being closed is that I do not get to hang out with my friends and share senior traditions. 

Taiylor Russell, South County High School
Taiylor Russell, South County High School

2) What are your plans for the fall?

I am studying psychology at Christopher Newport University in the President’s Leadership Program.

3) How have your plans changed, if at all?

 My plans haven’t changed, but I definitely considered how close my college was to my house.  

4) What have you learned about yourself since the COVID-19 closures?

I have learned how to relax and prioritize/optimize my time. I have learned ways to cope with stress which will be very helpful for me in the future.  

5) What is your passion?

I have a passion for helping people. I usually participate in community service all the time, but due to COVID-19 I have not.

6) Have you discovered a new passion in light of social distancing?

I am passionate about many things, but I’d say my biggest passion at the moment is baking and cooking. 

7) What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to become a doctor or physician's assistant. 

8) What are you most proud of about your school experience/best memory?

Winning first place in my group’s category for DECA. Unfortunately we can’t compete at ICDC.