Taylor Quella, a Knox High School incoming Senior, is in Zionsville this week participating in the Miss Indiana Outstanding Teen competition. Taylor is the daughter of Kathy and Pete Quella.
Ted Hayes talked with Taylor before she leaves for the competition. He asked her what she has been doing to get ready since early November when she was selected Queen of the local pageant.
“I’ve had mock interviews, I have gotten my wardrobe all ready and I have gotten my nails done and I’m just preparing every day,” said Quella. “Wednesday, we go down there for good until around Saturday. We have rehearsals every day until the final competition on Friday.”
Taylor, who is ranked high academically in the class of 2012, wants to pursue a career in medicine in the future, specializing as a pediatrician. Ted asked her why she selected this as a career.
“I was sick for over a year with whooping cough and from that experience, it made me want to help others to not go through the suffering I went through.”
The 2010 Miss Outstanding Teen Indiana was Katelyn Marak of Kouts.