Meet Megan Taylor! Coleman Rodeo Queen 2017!
Megan is a senior at Coleman High School and has lived in Coleman County her entire life. She is the daughter of Ben and Meredith Taylor and the sister of Nathan Taylor. Megan has been very active in her school, extracurricular activities, 4-H clubs, church and community her whole life. She has also helped the family on their ranch and in their hunting companies.
Megan joined the Coleman Shooting Sports 4-H project when she was only 6 years old. Over the years, she has been really passionate about shooting. She serves as a role model for younger 4-H’ers; training and conducting practices on Monday nights. Not only does she shoot in the local club in Coleman but she also travels all over the United States shooting on a traveling team and as an individual. She has had the opportunity to represent the Texas 4-H at Nationals on three different teams. Megan won the National Title in Air Rifle All Standing Event, took second place overall as a team for Muzzle Loading, and was Reserve National Champion in Air Pistol Silhouette; all helping the team bring the national championship trophy back home to Texas. Megan has also been a member of the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) Junior Gold Team where she represented Texas at the State Match and at National Matches. As an individual she has set numerous National Records as well as team records.
Megan has been very active in many different activities in school from UIL, Robotics, Rocketry, Student Council, FFA to National Honor Society. She has been on several different UIL and FFA teams and received many awards throughout the years. One of the most memorable awards has been being able to represent Coleman at the State FFA meet in horse judging.
She is currently serving as the National Honor Society President, Vice President of Student Council, President of the Senior Class, Treasurer of the Coleman Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Secretary of the FFA. Over the years, she has been very active in many community service projects, but the one she is most passionate about is the Round Up for Rehab. Megan is very passionate about the Round Up for Rehab because of all the people they help around our community. She really enjoys the Trick or Treat for Rehab and helping at the local Roundup for Rehab at the Coleman Livestock Auction.
Megan has been able to be on the rocketry team through school for her junior and senior year where they design and launch rockets to do a specific task. Her team was able to compete at the national Team American Rocketry Competition (TARC) in Washington. The National Rocket trip let the team travel and compete against teams from all over the world. The team learned several things and team members were able to see what their future held if they pursued an engineering or business degree. Through their success, the rocketry and robotics team was also invited to the state’s capitol where they participated in the Texas Schoolhouse. Megan and the other students were able to showcase the school’s technology and talk to representatives that sponsored education for schools.
Megan’s future plan after she graduates from High School in May is to attend college at the University of Mississippi in Oxford or the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She plans to major in biological engineering and compete on the NCAAP rifle team at her chosen University.