Lions Student of the Month: Taylor Bass
Senior Taylor Bass of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for October.
Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.
Parents: Melissa and Jon Richardson, and Kevin Bass.
Siblings: Aden Richardson, Bryce Richardson and Brennan Bass
Activities: All State-Skazz Band, Student Cabinet, Student Council, Softball, Skazz, District II, Drama and National Honor Society.
Community activities: Volunteering with sports groups, reading to young children, and participating in several parades and events musically.
Hobbies: Reading, singing, playing music and spending time with my family and friends.
Future plans: I would like to get my medical degree and volunteer in developing countries and provide relief in disasters around the world.
Schools that you have or will apply to: New York University, Tufts, Boston University, Hofstra University, Pace University, Columbia University, St. Joseph's College and UMaine Orono.
What is your favorite class and why? I enjoy my music academy class because it allows me to do the thing I love and also allows self-expression.
What is your toughest class and why? I would say my toughest class is physics due to the fact that it challenges me to think in a new way and requires equations.
How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I give myself a schedule at the beginning of each day to help me plan. I also use my lunch and acceleration block time to work on class work, as well.
What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I believe the biggest challenge high school students face today is finding themselves in a world that is constantly changing.
Who has inspired you educationally, and why? Mrs. Kantro is the person who has inspired me educationally. She not only taught me to educate myself for my own benefit, but challenged me to think deeper and ask questions.