Valedictorian Taylor Wallace
GPA and class rank: 4.1, first
Extracurricular clubs/ activities: basketball, UIL Mathematics, National Honor Society.
How many in class? 64
Parents: Russell and Diane Wallace
I plan on attending college and getting a degree in engineering (not sure which branch, civil or petroleum). Tuition is paid for the first year.
I plan to eventually get my master’s and one day open my own engineering firm.
What will be your best memory of high school?
One of my best memories of high school is winning state in basketball all four years. It is an awesome accomplishment because very few people can say they have experienced that. Also I loved just spending time with friends and family.
To who or what do you feel you owe your academic success?
Definitely my parents. They have always encouraged me to do my best and to be successful. My teachers and coaches also have played a huge role in my academic success.
Anything especially interesting in your background, possibly obstacles such as family, moving around a lot, etc., that could have but did not prevent you from graduating at the top of your class?
No, I have a wonderful supportive family who always help me out if needed. I also have attended a great school (Brock) since the third grade.
Was graduating in the top two a goal of yours throughout high school or before?
I would have to say it was a goal throughout high school. I was valedictorian in eighth grade and I just wanted to carry that on to high school, as well.
What message do you have for your classmates as you move to the next phases of your lives?
Good luck with all your future endeavors.
What advice do you have for you schoolmates and younger students concerning their academics? What is something you can tell them that might help them in their studies and grades and help them achieve their goals and dreams?
Just to always do the best you can do and if you do that then anyone can be successful. That is all anyone can ask for.