A Forecast of Achievement From One COS Student


Photo of Taylor Reed, a Theatre Arts student at COS

Meet Taylor Reed, a 19-year-old Theatre Arts student at the College of the Sequoias who does it all. Literally.

You can find her taking part in this semester’s spring performances of The Witch and Beauty and the Beast, in Athletes Intervarsity, ArtCo, as well as Track & Field competitions.

Reed is currently an understudy actor in March’s showing of The Witch and she is set to be ensemble during May’s production of Beauty and the Beast.

Not only that, but Reed also holds a spot as James McDonnell’s Assistant. Her responsibilities include alphabetizing the costumes, keeping everything afloat during fittings, and helping hang light instruments for the stage.

For new college students looking to join the theater program,

Reed says, “…I would say that you should just step out and go for what you can. Auditions can be very scary, but they help get you out of your comfort zone and you discover things that you never knew about yourself before.”

Her love for theater stems from high school, she added.

When she attended Tulare Western High School, she was in performances such as “Grease”, “Shakespeare Goes to Gravel Gulch”, “Canned Hamlet”, “The Visitors”, and “The Wizard of Oz”.

As a four-year Honor Roll student, Reed took part in Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Those weren’t her only extracurricular activities, either, she also was Treasurer for the Drama club, a four-year varsity track and field athlete, and a four-year member of Mock Trial.

To add more to her accomplishments, she also participated in the #LEAD Youth Leadership, was a second-grade teacher’s aid for Maple Elementary School, volunteered at the Valley Oak SPCA, the World Ag Expo, and was a camp counselor at Scicon.

“I tried my best to make the most difference during my life,” said Reed, “and choosing to go out of my comfort zone is what led me to where I am today.”

The Campus staff wishes her the best in her future endeavors.