Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for her future, all with unstoppable effort and energy.
This past school year, the Ellis School for Girls student won the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held in March at Heinz Field, and also came in first place in her division for the Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Women’s History Month essay contest. Winners were recognized last month.
For the essay contest, students were asked to write about an important female role model or activist that exhibits the “tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals” that the late King possessed. Robinson chose to write her essay about local artist Vanessa German who is the founder of Love Front Porch, a community outreach based in Homewood that serves to keep local youth off of the streets and on German’s front porch creating art and learning.