Alumnus Taylor Glover graduated in 2016 and currently attends Oklahoma Christian University. While in high school Glover participated in band, NHS, Key Club and acadec
What have you done after high school?
“I am currently a junior at Oklahoma Christian University pursuing a degree Mathematics with a minor in Finance,” Glover said. “I worked at Mosaic Madness in Waxahachie during the summers and I absolutely loved that job.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I chose to study mathematics just because I really like math,” Glover said. “In 8th grade, I had a really awesome algebra teacher and thought, ‘hey this is really cool, I’ll do that in college.’ I then changed my mind about seven times throughout high school before actually choosing mathematics. It also really helped to have such an amazing AP Calculus teacher (looking at you, Mrs. Kamphaus). I just wanted to study something I liked. If you don’t like what you’re doing, is it really worth it?”
How did what you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“In high school, I really learned how to relax,” Glover said. “School, for me at least, is always stressful in some aspect but it’s good to know your own limits. Everyone needs to take a break at some point. Some people might disagree but school shouldn’t be everything. You should have friends and actually be with friends often, because the ‘real world’ isn’t just going to school every day.”
What are your plans for the future?
“After I graduate college, I’d really like to open up my own glass mosaic shop, where people can come in and make their own mosaic,” Glover said. “There’s a really cool place that I’ve gone to since I was about 10 or so in Waxahachie that I work at over the summer that’s the exact same thing, so that’s where I got the idea.”
What is your advice for current high schoolers?
“Uh, advice to current students, when you’re at college, don’t take everything so seriously,” Glover said. “Build time into your schedule for you to not be doing homework or worrying about a test (and sleep doesn’t count). Yes, you still have to go to class and make passing grades, but actually venture out of your dorm and do things. Learn to take a breather every once in a while, go do fun things.”