Get to know Tee Fitz

Hey y'all! I'm Taylor Fitzgerald and I am nineteen years young. I was born and raised in Vermont. My first couple years after birth were spent in Williamstown, but after my baby sister Morgan was born my family and I moved a town over to Barre. I attended Barre City Elementary and Middle school, then Spaulding High School, and now I am currently enrolled at Vermont Technical College located in Randolph, Vermont.

Taylor

I was lucky enough to grow up in a beautiful, friendly, and peaceful neighborhood. Up until I was about 14 years old, my sister and I were the only females in the neighborhood. I was consistently at my friend Matthew's house playing football, hockey, basketball, and any other sport we had in mind. But of course, we would always invite the whole neighborhood to come down and play for some friendly competition. The best part was eventually I became "one of the boys."

While growing up, there was never a dull moment. Pretty awesome to think about. I was quite the active child. Ever since third grade up until my sophomore year of highschool I played soccer and basketball. Soccer came second to basketball though. I grew so much love for the sport of basketball over the years because I was constantly meeting new people and making new friends from all over the state of Vermont and in New England. I gained enough skill and I begin playing AAU. AAU is an Ameture Athletic Union where teens could play advanced basketball during the off-season. AAU was a great way for me to stay in shape all year round and still continue to gain skills. It's a shame that I don't play any longer due to the political side of Division 1 High school sports. It took all the fun out of playing. So, I made the decision not to play after my sophomore year of high school.

I have always been a happy, bubbly individual. It wasn't until my junior year of high school when I realized I could get out of my senior year of high school by applying and hopefully getting accepted into the VAST program at Vermont Technical College. The VAST program was by far one of the best life decisions I have made to date. I got a year of college and my last year done in the same year. It was a very rewarding feeling walking across the VAST stage in May and then across Spaulding High School's stage in June, both in 2013. It was also quite rewarding seeing how proud my parents, sister, and other relatives were of me.