December 2, 2010
William Monroe senior Samantha Taylor is this week's choice for Burger King Student Athlete of the Week.
This season, Taylor played libero and helped lead the Dragons to a 4th place finish in the Jefferson District. She was one of the team's top servers and "became really good at reading the hitters and owning the back line" according to head coach D. Hoffman. Taylor was also one of the more vocal leaders on the team.
She brings that same sort of energy into the classroom as well. Taylor has a weighted GPA of 4.1 and currently ranks 9th in her senior class. She has been on the honor roll all through high school and is also a member of the National Honor Society. Additionally, she has helped with special olympics and tutored kids.
Taylor plans on attending either Virginia Tech or James Madison next year.