Meet Taylor Gunby, Rich East Stellar Student

Taylor Gunby
Rich East Stellar Student Taylor Gunby. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)- Meet Rich East High School Stellar Student Taylor Gunby, a lifelong resident of Park Forest, each and every 17 years of her young life, currently a senior at Rich East.

She currently ranks 8th in the Rich East class of 2013. Her favorite class is AP Chemistry. Why? "I love chemistry."

Long-term goals? "In five years, I want to begin my pharmacy internships. In 10 years, I want to be working in a chemical lab creating new medicine, hopefully finding a cure for cancer."

Meet Taylor Gunby:

Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? Yes, for 17 years (all of my life).

At Rich East all four years? Yes. I have been at Rich East all four years.

What do you like most about Rich East? I like the athletic clubs and the different courses and activities the school offers.

Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in? Special awards? I played girls basketball for two years. I was also the manager for boys basketball and football and basketball for two years. In this my senior year, I will also throwing shot and discus for the girls track team.

GPA/Class Rank. My Grade Point Average is 3.685. My Class rank: 8th out of 214.

Favorite classes and why.  AP Chemistry. I love chemistry.

Favorite teachers and why. My favorite teachers are:  Ms. (Marisa) Ptak, she is very helpful and very understanding; Ms. (Sherrie) Towery, she’s awesome; Mr. (Thomas) Volz, He’s hilarious; Mrs. (Stephanie) Tijerina, she’s a sweetheart; Coach (George) Leonard, He is a fun coach and a nice and funny guy.

ACT: I received a 21 on the ACT.

AP Exams/Scores: AP Language and Composition 3.

Areas met or exceeded on PSAE (Prairie State Achievement Exam): I met and exceeded in Reading and Science.   

College choice? Major? I plan on attending Western Illinois University where I will major in Pharmacy.

What are you listening to on your iPod these days? I am listening to 2 Chainz and Trey Songs.

What is the last book you have read? The last books I have read are: “Fifth Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” both by E.L. James,

Favorite TV Shows? My favorite TV shows are: “Rosanne,” “Love and Hip Hop,” and “Swamp People.”

Coffee or Tea, hot or cold?  I hate coffee and tea!

Junk Foods? Pizza, Mickey D’s, Taco Bell?  I. love Beggars Pizza!

Places that you’d most like to visit? I want to visit Hawaii, Puerto Rico, California and the Bahamas.

Clubs, hobbies/church? I go to church on Sundays.

Where do you want to be in five years? In ten years?  In five years, I want to begin my pharmacy internships. In 10 years, I want to be working in a chemical lab creating new medicine, hopefully finding a cure for cancer.

eNews Park Forest continues with our series of stellar students from Rich East High School. Mr. Kevin Kredens, the school’s publicity liaison, provides each student a series of the same questions. All responses are in the student’s exact words, except for minor editing for content and space when needed.