Taylor Green—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

Taylor Green. Photo by Stacey ShannonTaylor Green. Photo by Stacey Shannon

Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction.

By Stacey Shannon—

SELMA, IN—When it comes to technology, Wapahani High School senior Taylor Green is quite knowledgeable. In fact, half his school day this year he interns with the IT department at the high school working on laptops, projectors, cameras, wiring, networking and other related tasks.

Green has always been interested in technology and plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College in the fall to get an associate degree in networking. Even now he helps family and friends configure their networks and manage their IT needs.

“The more experience you get, the better,” Green said.

But computers and networking aren’t his only technological interest. During his freshman year, he began video recording the school’s productions. That quickly evolved into learning how to manage the lighting and sound needs as well. He’s continued to do these jobs throughout his high school career.

“I just kind of took over all three,” Green said. “We’re a small school. It’s not like we have to have an entire crew.”

All his work paid off when he was able to intern at a large church in Bloomington, Ind., over the summer of 2022. Green said he spent two months helping with audio, video and lighting. He brought what he learned back to school with him.

Another way Green has been involved at school is by starting and running a YouTube Channel for the Wapahani Music Department. He records, edits and posts concerts that date back about five years.

“I’m proud of that because of how much time it takes to do that, how much time I spent outside of school working on it,” Green said.

Green has enjoyed being involved at school and said his friends have been supportive of his extracurricular endeavors as well. For him, being in activities makes going to school more interesting and keeps him motivated. Green shared his best advice to other students would be to find something to do at school besides just going to class.

“Don’t be afraid to try something new,” he said. “I know that sounds really cheesy, but if something interests you, go for it. Don’t be afraid to do something because nobody else does it or your friends don’t approve of it. You do you.”










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