Recent Middletown High graduate Taylor Megginson closed her senior year with a flourish on the softball and Powder Puff fields, along with at the Blue-Gold Game.
How’s this for a successful spring wrapup – MVP of her school’s hotly-contested rough touch football game between the girls, all-state mention as second baseman on yet another conference champion and Blue-Gold award for showing the most leadership and dedication to the cause of helping citizens with intellectual disabilities.
Any one of the awards would make a great high school memory, and recent Middletown High graduate Taylor Megginson received all three. There’s no doubt that the girl is a winner.
Winning the Bobby Carpenter Jr. award June 18 was the apex of a great final run through high school. Megginson bonded with buddy Andrew Gruno through the Hand-in-Hand Program, and led the planning of Blue-Gold activities leading up to the final football game of the school year.
“Hanging out with Andrew was the highlight for me,” Megginson said. “He taught me things that I had never thought about or considered before. That was the best part of participating in Blue-Gold.”
Q: What's great about playing Powder Puff Football under the lights of Billings Stadium?
A: The best part about playing under the lights at Billings Stadium was representing the girls senior class of 2010 and also knowing that all the money that was being raised was going to a great cause. Thanks to all the coaches who helped prepare us for the big event.
Q: What will you miss most about Middletown High?
A: I’ll miss all the memories I made during my high school experience and all the great times I had. It only happens once and I think I made the best out of those four years.
Q: What are you looking forward to about attending Delaware Tech and playing college softball?
A: I’m looking forward to starting the career I have always dreamed of, which is to be a dental hygientist. The fact that I have the chance to play softball after high school is so exciting and I can’t wait until practices start up.
Q: Besides the Cavaliers, of course, who are your favorite sports teams?
A: When it comes to the NFL, the Steelers. I am a huge [Troy] Polamalu fan! In baseball, it’s definitely the Phillies.
Q: What were the most rewarding things about taking part in Blue-Gold activities?
A: The directors of Blue-Gold always said that when the seniors leave the UD football stadium after the game, that their hearts would be filled. My junior year when I was a junior ambassador I didn't believe how much watching the seniors with their buddies would affect me in a personal way.
During my senior year after meeting my buddy, Andrew and his family, I understood what the directors were talking about. I was truly touched by my buddy but the relationship with my buddy and his family will not stop just because my senior year is over. I was able to create a strong bond between both families, so I know our relationship will last.
I want to thank [MHS] coach [Mark] DelPercio for giving me the inspiration to go this far with Blue-Gold, and I look forward to volunteering my time in the future.
Taylor plans to attend Delaware Tech and study dental hygiene. She will play softball in college.