Austin Taylor, a junior at Rockwall High School, was recently awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for the second time for his volunteering efforts in and around Rockwall. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a volunteer award program that encourages citizens to live a life of service.
To earn the Gold level, one must volunteer 250+ hours in a single year. Austin has achieved this twice.
Austin volunteered at FIRST and VEX robotics competitions throughout Texas, and with local organizations, including: Lone Star Casa, Rainbow Room, Bikes for Tykes, Dobbs Elementary and North Texas Giving Day for Rockwall County.
Austin has also spent time spreading STEM by creating two robotics teams, one for elementary students and one for middle school students, where he mentors both teams by leading practices and attending competitions.