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A Service of Lessons and Carols

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public

Chip Taylor 2018

photo of Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor 2018

Ambassador Chip Taylor ’18 has all of the qualities we seek in a Huntingdon Ambassador—diligent, responsible, trustworthy, intelligent, involved, friendly, respectful—as well as a few hidden talents you wouldn’t readily suspect. Here’s one: tell him a date and he can tell you what day of the week it was. This curious ability dates back to at least age 5, when he appeared on WSFA to demonstrate it for all. Chip’s also got the most precise, readable printing technique we’ve ever seen. For real—he could be a calligrapher. Instead, he’s a football player, a Student Recruiter, member of the Business Club, Student Government Association senator, and Dean’s List frequenter. His three words for Huntingdon: “Home, Opportunities, Irreplaceable.” A three-sport athlete at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville, Alabama, Chip lettered all four years and was an AISA All-Star in football, basketball, and baseball. He was named to the All-State teams for football and basketball and a Player of the Year finalist for basketball. Chip’s major is accounting—for which he plans to go on for his MBA and CPA license—with a minor in history. He says, “I came from a small high school that was basically a family and after seeing Huntingdon, I felt the ‘family feel’ it had and realized this was the place I needed to be.” His favorite thing about Huntingdon, like other ambassadors, is that “Everyone knows everyone and truly cares about one another. Outside of football and my major, I have found friends that I will hold onto for life.” Asked the craziest thing he’s ever done, he can’t think of anything (relax, Mom Taylor), but we think that date-memorizing thing is pretty crazy in a fascinating-sort of way. Here’s another thing you will realize when you meet him: Chip, like his fellow ambassadors, is a really, really nice guy. But getting back to those special talents—if you don’t believe us, make a mental note. In 10 years, ask him what day of the week his Ambassador profile appeared on Facebook.