Senior Spotlight: Taya Darby

Piedmont senior, Taya Darby, plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill to be a physical therapist.  While her parents attended NC State for college, Taya is following the footsteps of her sister who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been accepted to Wingate University, Brevard College, UNC-Charlotte, NC State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.  Taya has received $100,000 in scholarship offers and is actively applying for scholarships as she comes across them.  In May 2018, Taya was able to get comfortable on the UNC- Chapel Hill campus through Project Uplift. It is a program in which participants live on Carolina’s campus, interact with faculty, staff and current students, and participate in educational, cultural and social activities. Project Uplift Scholars have the opportunity to immerse themselves in college life and experience the academic rigor and social climate of a four-year institution.

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