Scott and Debbie Taylor agree that their son Zach’s level of commitment to the activities he’s involved in is very notable. “Zach has an incredible passion for whatever he commits himself to. He is all in. Giving as much of himself as possible to make it successful.”
Zach is known to lead both on the field and on stage. His role as the defensive captain on the Trojan football team and the Saint James dance team captain are among the few extracurricular activities Zach is involved in. He spreads himself out a great deal in many areas of performing arts, participating in Saint James Performing Arts, the Drama Club, Soundfx, the Show Choir, and The Montgomery Ballet. Zach was also among the handful of seniors chosen at his school to be a Peer Leader and mentor incoming freshmen.
“Our parents, Zach's grandparents, didn't have a college education. They strongly encouraged us to go to college and get a degree,” says Debbie. They’ve encouraged Zach to do the same and have been supportive in helping him pursue his passions in both athletics and performing arts.
Scott and Debbie Taylor believe their parents helped to establish within them a faith-based foundation. “We watched two of our parents die at young ages fighting cancer. Watching them attack that disease showed us how to live with grace. They never complained about the disease, and taught us how to navigate those waters with grace and dignity.”
If they could pass on words of wisdom to parents, the Taylors would encourage others “To raise your child with an open hand. The children we are given truly belong to the Lord and we are here to guide and direct. The more we close our fist and hold on, the more we squelch their dreams and desires.”