Rising junior Taylor Show, a 5/4” left-fielder on the Tiger Softball team, entered her first pageant last month – and beat out 16 other contestants. Call her Miss Shelby County Fair 2012. She was crowned by her predecessor, Kelly Samples, who graduated from Georgetown College in May.
In August, Taylor will attend the Kentucky State Fair opening ceremony festivities. Then, she’ll compete against all the other county winners in January at the Galt House, also in Louisville.
Smart as well as athletic – she played varsity softball at Shelby County High since 8th grade and started on the basketball team her last two years (hitting 6 threes in one game, 7 in another) – Taylor was Salutatorian of her graduating class in 2010. At GC, she’s been on the Dean’s List every semester, and was made academic all-Mid-South Conference 2012. Did we say she was fast? The GC Player of the Year had 22 steals.
The daughter of Richard and Tamera Shaw, Taylor lives on the family farm of beef cattle and a garden. She’s played the piano for 13 years and this summer Taylor is voluntarily playing every Sunday at her church, Cropper Baptist. Sometimes she fills in at Eminence Methodist.
To stay in shape and keep up her softball skills, she’s playing in both a local slow-pitch league and the Lyndon League near Louisville for 18-over and composed mostly of college players like herself. She’s also in her church volleyball league.
A double major in Psychology and Communications, Taylor hopes to one day be a school counselor or psychologist in one of the Shelby County public schools.