2010/08/08 - Taylor Clark
On Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, thousands of children and their parents will gather at First Baptist Church Longview, waiting for the School Supply Train. Junior League of Longview (JLL) member and School Supply Train chair Taylor Clark and her team will be there to greet them with warm smiles and backpacks filled with school supplies. The children will also have the opportunity to receive free immunizations (Longview Wellness Center), haircuts (Rumors Salon), and eye examinations (Dr. Little, Longview Eye Associates). This project provides higher self-esteem and a positive attitude for each child as they begin a new school year prepared and confident.
“It has been amazing the past two years to watch kids’ smiles light up as they receive their backpacks,” Mrs. Clark said. “I believe that I have been incredibly blessed in my life, and my hope and desire through my volunteerism is that I can touch the life of someone else and share my blessings with them.”
As a JLL member, Mrs. Clark has served on numerous committees and projects in addition to the School Supply Train. Those include the admissions provisional committee and both the education training and strategic planning committees. She has also served as the advisory planning chair.
Mrs. Clark is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and has been a resident of Longview for three years. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, earned her bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and her master’s degree in education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Mrs. Clark is currently working on her school administrator’s license at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and she teaches seventh grade at Spring Hill. She and her husband, John, attend First Baptist Church Longview.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed living in Longview. The spirit of giving unto and blessing others is so prevalent in this city, and I am glad to be a small part of that spirit,” Mrs. Clark said.