La Junta Tribune: Pueblo West senior earns coveted Boettcher Scholarship

La Junta Tribune: Pueblo West senior earns coveted Boettcher Scholarship

By Luke Lyons
La Junta Tribune

Taylor Harris, right, and his brother Jackson pose for a photo before the Sir West dance at Pueblo West High School in February.

Many know Taylor Harris’ prowess on the basketball court.

The Pueblo West High School senior led the Cyclones in scoring while helping guide the team to the Class 4A Final Four.

But what many may not know is that Harris takes that same hard work, dedication and perfectionism into the classroom as well.

“My philosophy growing up has always been that I am a student-athlete and not an athlete-student,” Harris said. As much as I love the game of basketball, I understand that ball will stop bouncing at some point in my life and I will rely on my education to start a career.”

Harris was named the recipient of the esteemed Boettcher Scholarship. In addition to being awarded the scholarship, Harris has committed to playing basketball and pursuing his studies at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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