Taylor Glover: Making business plans for the future
The unusual color reflected the game’s other goal – to raise funds for Loudoun Breast Health Network. That night, $8,000 was collected for the local nonprofit organization.
Senior Taylor Glover is able to look back at the fundraising event with pride. After all, she made it happen.
A fourth-year DECA member and this year's club president, Glover was selected to plan and implement the organization’s annual breast cancer charity event. “Pink Fever” raised money by selling T-shirts, baked goods and raffle tickets, as well as through sponsorships from businesses around the community.
“[The pink event] is a big deal, and it has been for years,” Glover said. “It's our baby. It was an honor to be selected.”
Glover joined DECA, a group that fosters interest in marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, as a freshman. DECA members participate in many school events and compete interscholastically in both oral and written contests.
“I kind of went into it not knowing what to expect,” she said. “And I kid you not, at my first district event, I placed unexpectedly. I finally found something I was good at.
“Ever since then I've loved it. I've made some of my best memories, best friends.”
Glover also helped DECA coordinate a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank. The event raised $2,000, and 26,000 pounds of food were collected.
Glover has officer positions in the National Honor Society, Key Club and Spartan Buddies. She also mentors underclassman through Sigma Tau Sigma; serves as football and basketball manager; volunteers as a youth cheerleading coach; and is a safe school ambassador, where she helps try to curb school bullying.
“I've been bullied and I want to stand up to it,” she said. “I've been able to stand up to it, but I know others can't. I do it for them.”
An avid sports and music fan, Glover is hoping to study sports and entertainment management before attending law school.
“I'm not really athletic or musically talented, but I like it,” she said. “Once I found sports and entertainment, I realized that was perfect for me.”
Even as she expands herself beyond her Ashburn school, Glover hopes to continue orchestrating projects of goodwill.
“I've been blessed with a beautiful life,” Glover said. “I'd be wasting it if I didn't try to make others' [lives] just a beautiful.”
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