The “Rode” Ahead
January 19, 2023
Taylor Rode is described as very bright, positive and calm. She is involved in FFA, student council, SADD, NHS, FBLA, and is a member of the softball team.
After high school she’s planning on going to the University of Arkansas and complete their pre-med program. Then she will transfer to a medical school for dermatology. “I have always known that I wanted to go into the medical field and the more I look into careers in the field, dermatology is what makes the most sense for who I am,” she stated.
Rode does many things with FFA, she’s on the livestock judging team and is Fair Groves chapter president.
Hannah Morris has been friends with Rode since eighth grade and describes her as a very bright and positive person who is always very hands on and shows leadership in whatever she does.
Morris says, “We have done FFA together since freshman year where we have been on a state winning livestock judging team that has traveled all over together and now are president and vice president together.”
Softball coach Tara Whetzell states that Rode brings a calm aura to the softball team. “She’s a good teammate, she leads by example, she’s a good student to have on our team, and her strong personality helps jell our team culture,” Whetzell stated.
Morris says, “Taylor and I have played softball together since freshman year, she is the best throwing partner and is a very good first baseman who can dig anything in the dirt.”
Rode has big plans for after high school, she stated, “I was recently accepted into the University of Arkansas and I am in the process of getting into the honors school there. I would like to go there as it is the most practical place for me and my family as well as the place I think best suits my career and educational needs.”
She describes her favorite thing about Fair Grove is the community between the students. When she moved to Fair Grove she could tell that all the students wanted the best for each other and the teachers here wanted to see the students succeed.