Nicolas Schrager
Kate Taylor waves to the crowd after being named 2019’s Distinguished Young Woman.
Taylor is named 2019 Distinguished Young Woman

Cheering filled the gymnasium as Kate Taylor was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County.

“I’m still in shock, this is a dream come true,” Taylor said after receiving the award. “I’ve waited all my life for this moment.”

Taylor, the daughter of Dan and Anne Margaret Taylor, said it’s a family tradition, as her cousins have won the past two years.

“I had very big shoes to fill,” she said.