Taylor Hughes is 12 years old in 7th grade who lives in Hilton Head Island, SC. Taylor is the President of her school’s Jr. Beta Club and she has been instrumental in engaging students 4th through 8th grade in participating in service projects at the school and in the community. Her projects this year included ringing the Salvation Army bell, collecting items for delivery to the Hilton Head Humane Society, developing a peer reading program in the Lower School, and promoting bully awareness throughout the year to name a few. Taylor was named Student of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year by the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club and continues to strive for academic success as she enters middle school this year.
Taylor is member of the ALLSTAR Panthers competitive cheer gym where she currently competes on two teams: Junior Level 2 and Senior Level 3. She enjoys the competitiveness of the sport and really enjoys the bond she has with her teammates.
Traveling is one of Taylor’s favorite pastimes, especially when her entire family is traveling with her. She has five stamps on her passport and her favorite travel spot so far has been London. Taylor is very excited for the travel opportunities that she will have as USA National Preteen 2016.
When Taylor is not traveling, practicing at the cheer gym or studying for school, she enjoys reading series books, watching cooking shows and watching just about anything on HGTV. Taylor desires to attend Clemson University and become an interior designer one day and loves getting inspiration from some of her favorite shows like Love It or List It.
Taylor’s goals this year as USA National Preteen are to: bring awareness to this fabulous pageant system that promotes and rewards delegates for their personal achievements and community involvement; to bond with her new sister queens and create a plan of action for the year with the mindset of impacting every community they make appearances at; to promote the Crown C.A.R.E.S. as much as possible while encouraging UNM State delegates to jump on board and start promoting this wonderful cause; to promote her personal platform of encouraging today’s youth to get involved in their communities and start making a difference; and finally, to create memories of this incredible experience that with no doubt last a lifetime!
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