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Scholar of the Week: Taylor Donnelly

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This week's "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has a perfect 4.0 grade point average at Elk Point-Jefferson High School.

Taylor Donnelly is a busy young woman but she has a pretty good idea of what her future will look like. Taylor Donnelly says her typical day begins at about 6 am in the morning and by the time she finishes everything she has to it is usually 9 pm or 10 pm.

"I have show choir in the morning and then I'm newspaper editor so I have to do that in the mornings. Then my classes I am taking Spanish 3 and advanced biology and honors English. Its hard at times but I know it will be worth it in the future," Donnelly said.

 It's a lot of hard work now for a better future later which is a pretty wise move for someone of Taylor's age. However, if you ask her English teacher, wisdom and a spirit of cooperation are not new concepts for this scholar.

"Taylor is an excellent student. She is a hard worker. She always comes prepared to class. She's a good group worker. She works well with her peers. She always makes her peer group fun. I think they enjoy what they do together," Lori Hawley said.

What is Donnelly doing all this hard work for, what is her end goal? We asked her and she told us she has an idea of what she wants to do when she goes off to college.

"I think I am going to go into pharmacy. I'm not positive yet but my sister she is doing that too and the classes are pretty stressful so it's good to get a head start in high school to prepare yourself for it," Donnelly said.

For being named our "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week", Donnelly receives a $100 scholarship from Union County Electric Cooperative, which is a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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