Parents: Robert and Dawn Dawson
Class Rank: 7th out of 167
Type Course: Honors Diploma, STEM, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus
School: Miami Trace High School
Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Track
Part I – Athletics
(Must participate in at least two varsity sports)
Sport: Volleyball No. Years 4, Varsity Letters 3
Sport: Softball No. Years 3, Varsity Letters 1
Sport: Track No. Years 1, Varsity Letters- 1
What special awards did this candidate receive as an athlete?
Four-time scholar athlete
3 year varsity, 2018 Captain
Part II – Scholastic
Grade point average: 3.83
Scholastic Awards: (National Honor Society, for example):
National Honors Society, Scholar Athlete, Top 10 in class, Perfect attendance all 4 years
School-related projects (State Science Fair, library/office assistant, for example)
Key Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, National Honors Society, Show choir, Teacher Assistant
Part III – Leadership
List membership in and/or leadership roles held in any club, church, community or school organization. (Also not community projects)
President, secretary, treasurer in the Above and Beyond 4-H
Praise and Worship team member
Taylor was a total team player for our program during her high school career. We asked her to play at different positions each season and she came through for her team every time. Taylor demonstrated her leadership skills in many ways during the past 4 years. She was selected as one of our co-captains in 2018. Always one of our hardest workers and one of our most dedicated. She would be the first to give support to her teammates. And she gave back to our program, helping with our middle school summer programs and camps. Taylor was the first to volunteer to help run our 4-5-6 grade volleyball program, teaching first time players how to play and love the game. I am excited to see what she accomplishes in the next chapter of her life.
Doug Mace, Head Volleyball Coach
It is an honor to recommend Taylor Dawson of Miami Trace, for the 2019 Christman Award. Taylor is an outstanding young lady who has become an excellent leader and role model at Miami Trace High School not only in the classroom but in the realm of athletics as well.
Taylor’s leadership qualities do not stop at the track, they also follow her through the halls of school. The respect Taylor has earned from her peers, teachers, teammates and coaches is attributed to her character and attitude.
Taylor is one of the most determined and selfless individuals on the team. On numerous occasions this year she was asked to compete in an event that she was not scheduled for because it would help the team. When asked, she said “yes” every time. It is a shame that I only had one year to work with her!
Coach Brent Noes, Head Miami Trace Track Coach