Johnson City Press: Science Hill's Taylor tackles a four-question challenge

Science Hill's Taylor tackles a four-question challenge

Douglas Fritz • Mar 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM

This is the first of our spring sports Scholar Athlete Spotlight, a chance for some of today’s brightest high school athletes to answer several random questions. Some will be challenging, some will be light-hearted, and some will be serious.

The Allison Taylor File

Senior at Science Hill High School

Softball, outfielder

• GPA: 4.0

• ACT: 33

• Favorite food: Tacos

• Person she admires: Michelle Obama

Interesting Facts

• Student Government Junior Class President, 2016-2017

• Student Government Senior Class President, 2017-Present

• Latin Dance Club, 2016-2017

• Ultimate Frisbee, 2016-Present

• SHHS Orchestra, 2014-2017

1. What is your vision of what college in Atlanta will be like?

“Though I expect my college years to be academically challenging, I am beyond excited to be at Georgia Tech next year,” Taylor said. “Atlanta is a thrilling city, home to the Braves and Falcons, concerts, unique restaurants, and cultural experiences. I hope to take full advantage of the opportunities within such a vast city. While attending Georgia Tech, I plan to pursue an engineering degree with a specialization in Materials Science. Go Jackets!”

2. If you could have taken a role in any movie you’ve ever seen, what would it be and why?

“Personally, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, having read every volume from cover to cover. I absolutely adore Hermione Granger as a character and find her quite relatable. We both share an intense passion for knowledge and loyalty to those we care about. Also, who wouldn't want to pretend to live at Hogwarts?”

3. Your friend invented a time machine, and you were transported to 1976. You have no cell phone. How do you cope?

“Without a cell phone I don't think my average day would change substantially. I do have a habit of calling my mom throughout the day, but other than that I use it only to contact people or scroll through social media every once in a while. To occupy my time I would continue my hobbies of reading, hiking and playing softball.”

4. What is the biggest problem facing the class of 2018?

“In today's society, especially for millennials such as myself and members of the class of 2018, I believe our dependence on technology creates an obstruction of true human social interaction. No longer do we send letters or chat with strangers while in a waiting room. Today, everyone has a tablet or phone to preoccupy themselves which inherently renders in-person conversations obsolete.”

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