About Tay­lor Hutch­ings:

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• Full name — Tay­lor Lynn Hutch­ings;

• Birth­date — May 28, 1996;

• Home­town — Shearstown, Con­cep­tion Bay; Also lived in High Level, Al­berta for 10 years;

• School — Level III at As­cen­sion Col­le­giate;

• Am­bi­tion — study ge­ol­ogy at Me­mo­rial Univer­sity;

• Fam­ily — dad Glen, mom Bar­bara and brother Joey;

• Cadet squadron and rank — 2372 Avalon North army cadets, Chief War­rant Of­fi­cer;

• Favourite cadet pro­gram — marks­man­ship;

• Most sig­nif­i­cant awards — al­though her award count is plenty, Tay­lor has achieved some sig­nif­i­cant suc­cesses through­out cadets, in­clud­ing win­ning pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tions, she is the se­nior en­vi­ron­men­tal cadet — army, sec­ond and third place fin­ishes in marks­man­ship com­pe­ti­tions, sil­ver Duke of Ed­in­burgh award, top NCO, Lord Strath­cona medal, most ded­i­cated band mem­ber and many per­fect at­ten­dance awards; she is also the re­cip­i­ent of “civil­ian” awards in base­ball, cross-coun­try ski­ing and biathlon;

• In­ter­est­ing facts about Tay­lor — she has a collection of dolls in un­opened pack­ages from when she was a baby; one wall of her bed­room is cov­ered in cadet awards and plaques; she re­cently learned she has a fear of climb­ing glaciers; her mom en­cour­aged her par­tic­i­pa­tion in cadets, but she didn’t want to at first; Tay­lor was bul­lied grow­ing up; she played the Glock­en­spiel from her first year in cadets; she com­petes in biathlons — shoot­ing and ski­ing; she met her best friend, who is from Bell Is­land, through cadets and al­ways com­peted against her, but that didn’t af­fect their friend­ship; be­fore Tay­lor was two, she could speak in com­plete sen­tences; Tay­lor could have skipped a grade, but in­stead, helped men­tor a child in her class with down syn­drome.

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