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Taylor Sexton, SA Alumna

(Class of 2000)

Taylor is a graphic designer and co-owner of The Lettered Lily, a graphic design studio in downtown Salisbury

During what years did you attend Salisbury Academy? 

I attended Salisbury Academy from fourth through eighth grade, from 1996-2000. 

What are your greatest takeaways from your SA education? 

Salisbury Academy gave me the basis of my education, and I used every moment and experience as I moved forward through my schooling. Problem solving and individuality are two of my biggest lessons and takeaways from Salisbury Academy. We were very hands-on in school, and our teachers pushed us to find solutions through our own experiments and problem solving. I also found my voice while at Salisbury Academy. — I was never a quiet, shy child but through the open and honest classrooms, I was uniquely myself and never felt judged.  

What are your favorite SA memories?

Looking back and being one of the first classes of Salisbury Academy, I am grateful to have been a part of such an amazing school. Some of my favorite memories — that is tough because I have so many! Front and center is when we moved into the middle school building on Brenner. We had the two-story school building and then the out-building where we would have music class. Being in the small environment meant that many of our activities, social breaks, study hours, etc. were spent not only with our class but also the other middle school classes and teachers. This created such a fun learning atmosphere and looking back, I remember so many smiles.

Our theater productions of “Buddy the Elf” and “Charlie Brown” are also some of my favorite memories. Setting up the sets, all of the rehearsals and production night jitters were so exciting and rewarding at the same time. Another memory was our eighth grade trip. We went to Myrtle Beach, visited the aquarium, the Dixie Stampede and had a bonfire on the beach. Overall, I would say that the closeness of the school and our class are where my memories lie — the individual one-on-one moments with our teachers, study sessions with classmates, field trips and once again, smiles. 

Is there anything else that you'd like to share about SA?

Salisbury Academy is not only my past but my future. I absolutely love being a part of such a wonderful school, and I call Salisbury Academy not only my client through my graphic design business but a key component to our community that I am passionately invested in. 

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"Problem solving and individuality are two of my biggest lessons and takeaways from Salisbury Academy... I also found my voice while at Salisbury Academy. — I was never a quiet, shy child but through the open and honest classrooms, I was uniquely myself and never felt judged." 

- Taylor Sexton, SA Alumni

"Salisbury Academy is not only my past but my future. I absolutely love being a part of such a wonderful school, and I call Salisbury Academy not only my client through my graphic design business but a key component to our community that I am passionately invested in."