Olivia Taylor understands the importance of extracurricular activities. As most of this years crop of Iola High School valedictorians would likely agree, a lengthy list of activities on your high school resume looks good on scholarship applications.
Olivia wanted scholarships, of course, but thats not the only reason she stayed involved. She wanted to be a good example to younger children.
I want them to see you can have a life and be a fun person, and still do well in school, she said. You dont have to be uptight and buttoned up to do well.