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February 2, 2013

North Vermillion senior on IHSAA committee

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CAYUGA, Ind. —

"It is such a great opportunity," said Turchi, who would like to see other Wabash River Conference schools become involved n the program.

"Lots of kids go to the breakout sessions (at the retreat)," Turchi said. "It is really beneficial , especially the interview skills. You never know when you are going to use them."

As a mixer, the committee went bowling a group of Special Olympics students.

" I was so glad I did this," said Turchi, who would like to see WRC schools do a similar program on a smaller scale.

Jaynn Ann Virostko, North Vermillion principal, said the principals in the conference are looking into a possible program, although she said many of the athletes in small schools already are involved in many school activities.

"Taylor is truly the definition of the student leader," she said. "She is the role model for academics and athletics. She is willing to do anything. She is very positive.”

Turchi, 18, is a member of the basketball, track an d cross country teams. Class president, she is president of the student council, vice president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Business Professionals of America and is a peer leader and a student ambassador.

She still is undecided on a college choice, but she is considering Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, DePauw University and IUPUI. If she goes to Rose-Hulman or DePauw, she plans to play on the basketball team.

She is the daughter of Frank and Lorie Turchi of Newport, Ind.

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