The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Ali Postle, The Quill

Meet Your Neighbor Taylor Meldrum of Oquawka.

Taylor is a recent graduate of West Central High School's Class of 2012.

Taylor was born in Burlington, Iowa on September 2, 1993 and raised in Oquawka. She is the daughter of Ray Meldrum and Toni Meldrum.

Ray graduated from Union High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He now lives in Oquawka and works at Lock and Dam 17, rural Gladstone, as an electrician.

Toni, also is a graduate of Union High School and lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She is a certified nurse and worked at the prison in Galesburg for many years. She currently is employed at Macy's store in Florida.

Taylor has two brothers, Tyler, 16, and Parker, 7, who both attend West Central.

Taylor is currently employed at the Oquawka Pool as a Lifeguard. She also worked at the movie theatre in Burlington, IA for 2 years.

She loves playing volleyball, shooting her bow, hanging with her best friends, walking on the beach, traveling, and spending time with her family.

In high school Taylor participated in Dance, Softball, and Volleyball.

Taylor's future plans include attending Southeastern Community College for two years and then transferring to the University of Iowa. She plans on one day becoming a midwife and delivering babies.

Some of her favorite vacations include going to Florida to see her mom with her boyfriend, Colin, and taking a cruise to Mexico and the Cayman Islands with her girlfriends - Miranda, Mariah, Sarah, and Shauna!