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Taylor McCormack is Lodi Academy’s top graduate for 2011

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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:58 pm | Updated: 2:58 pm, Wed Jun 8, 2011.

Every since Taylor McCormack was a little girl, she has been interested in the medical field. She hopes to maybe someday work in management at a hospital. Her journey down that road will begin when she graduates from Lodi Academy. With a 3.98 grade-point average, the 17-year-old is graduating as the top student of her class.

Since her freshman year, McCormack has been involved in band and choir. This last year, she has been involved in the Lodian Singers. She feels her involvement in the two have been the most memorable part of her high school years. She has always enjoyed studying science because she likes finding out how things work. Another subject she likes is math because she enjoys learning how to use the equations properly. The biggest challenge for McCormack has been time management, but she said she works around that by figuring out what she can get done first.

“I look at it by priority and what needs to be done first,” she said.

Doreen Hackett, registrar at Lodi Academy, describes McCormack as a model student who makes up her mind to do something and gets it done.

“She is very conscientious, motivated and a hard working sweet girl,” she said.

McCormack is an only child and lives with her mother and father, Barbara and Mike McCormack. She has also lived next door to her grandparents, who she said have also been very supportive to her. Her mother is her biggest role model, she said.

“She’s always put everyone else before her no matter what,” she said.

Following graduation, McCormack plans to attend the University of Pacific, where she will pursue a major in business administration.

Although she feels she has always been self-motivated, she credits her parents and her teachers for helping her strive to be the best. For this reason, she wants to be able to give back to her family.

“I always wanted to make my family proud,” she said. “Down the road, I want to support them after all that they have done for me.”

Hackett’s hope is that McCormack makes a great future for herself.

“I know she will. She has the ability and talent,” she said.

Contact Features Editor Pam Bauserman at pamelab@lodinews.com.

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