Taylor Guelich Notches Another Award
For 17-year-old Taylor Guelich, whom we featured in our July/August issue, it’s been a bit of a banner summer. Some background: She could be the youngest student to ever enroll at Penn State — she was just 15 years old as a freshman — and is planning to have both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering by age 20.
It should be no surprise, then, that Guelich doesn’t have a typical teenage summer job: she’s currently interning with the university’s office of physical plant, where she’s visiting job sites around campus and learning about project management. And, just yesterday, she was recognized by the Centre County Board of Commissioners for her academic achievements. (Read more about her award in the Centre Daily Times.)
With the fall semester a little more than a month away, Guelich says that she’s “really, really excited” for her junior year, explaining that she’ll take classes in each of the four architectural engineering tracks (structural, building mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction management) and declare her discipline by the end of the school year.
She adds: “It’s actually incredible to think I’m halfway through college.” We agree.
Amy Downey, senior editor