Andrea Taylor Dominy, Valedictorian of the Class of 2012, is the daughter of Andy and Sandy Dominy. Taylor has been active in various organizations throughout her high school career including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, Math Team and Beta Club. She has enjoyed being a member of the Youth Advisory Council for the Family Connection organization which gave her opportunities to participate in the Ghost Out school project and the Secret Angel community project. She has been a Goal Card recipient all four years of high school. During her senior year, Taylor was the Beta Club and FBLA club President. She has worked diligently in school, maintaining the highest average in her class each year.
Taylor’s biggest involvements in high school have been playing on the varsity Lady Pirates Fastpitch Softball team for all four years and attending conferences representing the school. Her freshman year, she was a member of the Class AA Region Champion and State Elite 8 softball team. Taylor has been named as a First Team Class AA outfielder and infielder since her sophomore year. As a junior, she was named the Region 2AA Player of the Year for softball. This past year she was selected to play on the All-State Fastpitch softball team in Columbus. As a sophomore, Taylor won the HOBY leadership scholarship and attended the National Young Leaders Conference.
Apart from school, Taylor has volunteered time as community work assistance through the CBE program. She has worked in the school system and at a local pharmacy for the past two years. This has given her the unique opportunity to work with the public and develop essential communication skills. Taylor has also played on the Georgia Fury travel ball team since she was twelve years old.
Taylor is a member of the Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. She has participated in the Fish Stix Drama Team and is a member of the youth Sunday school program.
All Taylor’s time and dedication to her academics has earned her many awards. Her ninth grade year she received the academic achievement awards for honors physical science, computer applications, honors world history, honors ninth literature, and Algebra II. Taylor placed second in the FBLA Computer Application region competition and fourth in the Business Math region competition. As a sophomore, she earned the Introduction to Graphics Arts, Computer Application II, Honors Biology, Honors World Literature, Geometry, and President’s awards. Her junior year she was awarded the Honors Chemistry, Honors American Literature, Trigonometry, and the Honors U.S. History awards. She also had the honor of receiving the Georgia Certificate of Merit, Wellesley College Book, and second place in the region 2AA Math team, third place in the Business Calculations region, and Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science awards. Each year Taylor has also received the softball academic award.
As a senior Lady Pirate Softball player, Taylor was selected as Region 2AA First Team Infielder. She also was selected for the All-State Fastpitch Softball team. Taylor was selected STAR student for having the highest SAT score in one test administration. She earned the Honors Economics, Anatomy, Calculus, and President’s awards. She placed second in Business Calculations and sixth in Business Communications for Region Two at the FBLA competition. She also placed sixth in the State for Business Communications. Taylor was chosen to be the DAR Good Citizen. She was also awarded the departmental medals in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. She received the J.P. Morris Math Achievement Cup. Her classmates chose her to be on the Homecoming Court and voted her “Best All Around” and “Most Intellectual” Senior Class Superlatives.
Taylor plans to use her experiences in high school to guide her path to success. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the Pre-Pharmacy program for two years and later transfer to Pharmacy school.