On March 17, Emily Taylor signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Shawnee State University. This honor was accomplished after 15 years of playing soccer. She is the first female player from PWHS to play soccer at a collegiate level. 

With her father’s encouragement, Taylor began playing at age three with the local little league team. Some years he was proud to be her team's coach. While on the field, Taylor has worked hard. Mostly, she has played striker, but she can be a very versatile player. Girls varsity soccer coach Gibbs would appreciate her team spirit and willingness to be a leader. She is also a dedicated student taking both AP and Dual Enrollment courses at SSU and is a member of Beta Club and Honors Club. 

At Shawnee State, Taylor plans to study biology with a concentration in ecology and environmental science so that she can go on to fulfill her goal of being a field biologist and conducting studies at nature preserves. She plans on also obtaining her Master’s degree in this field of study.

“She’s an excellent student and is committed to both her academics and athletics,” said her Dual Enrollment Computer Applications teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. “She always gives 100% and we are excited about her future.”

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