[heading] by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography [/heading]

Taylor Douglass is not your average sixth-grader. In addition to earning straight A’s, she excels at soccer and softball, and is an accomplished actress.

Taylor has lived in Poway most of her life. She loves her neighborhood and especially her school. “My favorite part of school is the incredible teachers,” said Taylor. She has loved her first year at Twin Peaks Middle School and continues to earn high marks in all of her classes.

One of the highlights of Taylor’s year has been participating in the drama club. Taylor played Captain Zack Farrow in the production of Peter Pan and will be the genie in Aladdin. She also participates in the school’s news broadcast on their K-RAM network. “It gives students the opportunity to explore the magic of video producing,” said Taylor. “We have morning jobs which are like a real news broadcast center.”

“Taylor works so hard for her grades and to succeed in every sport or club she is in,” said her mother, Jennifer. “Her dedication blows me away.” Taylor has made the honor roll and was student of the month in fifth grade. She has also won first place awards in both softball and soccer. She plays catcher, third base and first base for Poway Girls Softball, as well as midfielder and goalie with the Poway Vaqueros.

As an only child, Taylor is very close to her mother and grandmother. “My proud mom inspires me to do the impossible,” said Taylor, “I love her with all my heart.” Taylor hopes to attend UCLA one day, and thinks she will pursue a career in acting or medicine.

“Taylor is outgoing and so funny,” said her mother. “She is a natural leader and has a lot of friends that love to be around her. Her smile brightens everyone’s day.”

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Name: Taylor Lynn Douglass
Age:  12
School: Twin Peaks Middle School
Grade: 6

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