SPENCERVILLE — Taylor Hobbs, 16, an incoming senior at Spencerville High School is keeping busy as she prepares for her final year.
She’s a member of the student council and the National Honor Society.
She’s a member of the Spencerville track team and she also plays soccer in the summer and indoor soccer during the winter.
She’s a member of the Spencerville marching band and also plays with the symphonic band, pep band and jazz band. She plays the clarinet in the symphonic band and the saxophone for the other bands.
She’s involved in 4-H and is a member of the Blue Ribbon Bearcats. Through the club, she’s showed her rabbits at the county fair and this is her first year on the Junior Fair Board.
During the summer she’s a camp counselor at Camp Palmer in Defiance.
After high school, she hopes to become a veterinarian.
“Ever since I’ve been little I’ve been interested in animals and always wanted to be around the dogs wherever I was,” said Hobbs. “I took a vet science project for three years in 4-H and I went to state all three years and that just made me a lot more interested in it and it gave me insight to what it was actually like.”
She hopes to attend the University of Cincinnati for her undergraduate degree and then attend The Ohio State University’s veterinary school.
Her experience in participating in sports should serve her well later in life.
“Soccer has really shown me communication, on and off the field. That’s more of a team sport so that helps out with teamwork, working with others and sometimes in soccer you need a lot of cooperation. I think track is more of an individual sport, because you’re in your own events and so I think that just helps with personal decisions and I just like the fitness aspect of track more than anything because I started off with softball this year and I didn’t like that so I went back to track and I just think running let’s you be free, clears your mind,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.