Taylor Mocniak: Queen contestant

Taylor Mocniak

My name is Taylor Mocniak. I am 17 years old. My mom is Jennifer Mocniak.

The three adjectives that best describe me are intelligent, athletic and responsible.

I just completed my junior year at Springfield Catholic Central. During my school career, I have received many awards, including: Merit Honor Roll, Academic Varsity Letter, Good Citizenship Award, Scholar Athlete Award, National Physical Fitness Award, and the Mass Lector and Mass Assistant Awards.

I also played the flute in the school band for two years. Last year I was inducted into the National Honor Society. I am currently the treasurer of the Young Vincentians Club. I received the outstanding community service award for having over 75 service hours during the school year.

I have played school volleyball and basketball for five years and was on the soccer team for a season. I have been on the varsity girls’ basketball team. I participated in baseball, softball and volleyball for three seasons through London Parks and Recreation. I played club volleyball and summer league volleyball for two years.

I have been competitively swimming for nine years. I was on the very first London Lightning Swim Team and am one of two people from the original team to still be on the team nine years later. I also swam for the Springfield Barracudas YMCA Swim Team. I have received the good sportsmanship award multiple times and enjoy being a team player. I swim for my high school’s varsity swim team as well. I recently have chosen to focus on swimming. I believe that being physically active contributes to good health.

I have been involved in church and community service projects all my life. I volunteer, raise money and awareness for several organizations such as the Leukemia Society, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Madison County Senior Living Community and the Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. I

enjoy participating in community service projects with my 4-H club, school and church. I participate in numerous studies through Children’s Hospital to help advance the medical care of Crohn’s and Colitis patients. I am a certified lifeguard and first aid and CPR responder. I have volunteered at the Springfield soup kitchen. Last week I was part of a team that packaged 40,000 meals that served eight people each. All of the meals were distributed to local nonprofit organizations such as churches and community centers. It is very rewarding to help people. I plan to continue serving my community and plan to be a surgeon.

4-H has been one of my favorite activities for nine years. I have taken many projects to the fair. The ones that I have enjoyed the most are my animal projects, such as: chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and a dairy heifer. I have won my class in cavies and showmanship at the Madison County Fair. I have also been chosen to take my special interest projects to the Ohio State Fair, where I am proud to say, I have been awarded the Outstanding of the Day Award twice. I enjoy being an officer in my club and especially enjoy helping the cloverbuds.

In my free time, I like to paint, scrapbook, fish, hang out with my friends and family, play with my dog, listen to music, and either go to or watch as many Columbus Blue Jackets hockey games as possible.