Taylor Guido graduated from Greensburg Salem High School in 2008.
She has been an active member of the Education Club, Student Government Association (Executive Board vice president), Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Chemistry Club (treasurer). She has been honored with the Senior Benedictine Values Recognition Award, Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, SVC Community Service Award, Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society (president 2009-2010).
She also served as homecoming queen, Westmoreland County Food Bank volunteer, missionary service volunteer in Calcutta, India, End Hunger Café volunteer, Campus Ministry pilgrimage to Italy, service volunteer in Toronto and as a Locks of Love donor.
She presented her senior research at the American Chemical Society national conference in San Diego. She played varsity volleyball for four years (senior captain) and was recognized as a Presidents’ Athletic Conference player of the week, member of the academic honor roll and received all-team honors.
After graduation, she plans to complete her 7-12 chemistry teaching certification and pursue a master’s degree in education to prepare for teaching secondary chemistry and coaching volleyball.
Says Taylor, "Saint Vincent provides so many different opportunities to meet new people, learn new concepts, and travel the world, so remember to keep an open mind and take all of the opportunities you can. You will be surprised how much you'll grow as a person and what passions you will find. I always follow the idea that nothing worth having ever comes easily. Work hard in your studies and your extracurricular activities because a motivated mindset will add to your experience as a Bearcat! Have fun and remember your family & friends!"