GCHS Students of the Month - December
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Mercedes James and Cameron Taylor have been named the Grand County High School Students of the Month for December.

James, a senior, is the daughter of Tracy James.

Outside of school, James has been involved in a number of community service projects, including volunteering at water stations for the Canyonlands Half Marathon; volunteering with the National Honor Society, helping with school clean-up projects with Upward Bound, and community dinners with the Youth Garden Project. 

James has participated in many activities at GCHS, including soccer, cross country, basketball, track, Upward Bound, Art Club, National Honor Society, marching, jazz and concert bands, and the Science Olympiad. She has earned several awards and recognitions in those activities, including all-region, best athlete, most improved in mathematics, and most hard-working. 

After she graduates high school, James plans to attend college and major in nursing. 

Taylor, also a senior, is the son of Karen Taylor and Ray Taylor.

Taylor has been active in several school-oriented community service projects, such as cleaning up the school’s parking lot, laying out turf for the ball fields and helping pick up trash in the bleachers after games.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, and plays football and baseball. He has received several athletic awards, including Academic All-State in football, lettering in football all four years, lettering in baseball for the past three years and being named offensive player of the year his junior year. 

After high school, Taylor said he wants to attend a four-year college where he can study engineering and play football.

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