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Taylor Ballard Miss OR 2018

Social Impact Statement: Confidence Under Construction                  

Talent: Jazz Dance

Education: Portland State University – Bachelor of Science, Communications

Scholastic & Career Ambition: Pursue a Masters in Business Administration & Sports Management, Sports Management Professional

Scholastic Honors:  Top fifteen percent of my graduating class at Portland State University; Golden Key International Honour Society; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Recipient of Randall Group Scholarship; National Society of High School Scholars

Leadership Roles:  Girls Team Captain - Portland Water Spectacular water ski show team; Senior Leader - Portland State University dance team; Team Leader - track and field at Clackamas Community College; Captain - Parkrose High School dance team

Accomplishments:  4th year member of the Portland Winterhawks Rosebuds professional dance team; Member of Mixd Dance Company session 4; Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, Athlete of the Week - Track and Field; Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, All-American Athlete - 4X100 Meter Relay; 2011 Portland Rose Festival Princess

Interesting Facts:  Twenty-Five year member of the Portland Water Spectacular water ski show team; Proud Mom to two Chiweenies; 2017 Rose Festival court judge; Member of the American Red Cross 3 Gallon Club

Employment:  Manufacturer Sales Representative - Cascade Diversified Marketing; Rosebud Dancer - Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)