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Taylor Gentry Bumgarner - Class of 2011

Taylor Gentry Bumgarner
North Wilkes High School Alumni
Taylor Gentry Bumgarner
Q: Year graduated from North Wilkes:
A: 2011
Q: List any education/degrees beyond high school:
A: Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Doctor of Physical Therapy, both from Western Carolina University
Q: List Professional/Career Experience and why you chose your career path:
A: Physical Therapist for WFBH Wilkes Medical Center. I chose physical therapy as a career path because I wanted to help those with debilitating injuries recover and reach their full potential.
Q: If you could go back and give yourself advice as a high school student, what advice would you give and why. What advice would you give to high school students today?
A: I would tell high school students today that it is perfectly okay to stand alone and stick up for yourself and your beliefs. You do not need to follow a crowd to be successful in life. You just need hard work and determination, and that all starts in high school.
Q: How has your NWHS education and experiences positively impacted your life?
A: Mr. Noble is someone who greatly impacted my life. He was always so genuine and rooted for me both academically and athletically. His words of wisdom helped carry me through high school. To this day it is still a joy and honor when I get to see him out in the community.