Ashley Taylor '17

Holy Trinity Highlight Reel

Role of Queen Gertrude in ​Hamlet

Also appeared in Alice in Wonderland
 as March Hare

Part of ensemble in 
Our Town, Macbeth, Big Fish, 9 to 5

Member of
National Honor Society

Quill & Scroll Honor Society

Black History Club

International Thespian Honor Society

Holy Trinity’s motto is How High School Should Be. What does that mean to you?

High school should be a place where you branch out and explore every aspect of life. It is a place where you get to meet people who share the same interests as you and some who don’t. You get to strive to do your best and find yourself, all the while forming lifelong friendships with many people. That is how high school should be. That is what Holy Trinity is to me.

What is your favorite class this year? Why do you enjoy it?

I may be a bit biased, but theatre is my best class this year. After three long years at high school and three years of being in the department, the previous two theatre classes come together into one giant class. I love how close it feels to be with these people. They’ve become my own little theatre family and there is something really special about that.

Has there been a faculty or staff member at Holy Trinity who has positively influenced you?

Mr. Sullivan has had a major influence on my Holy Trinity career. He really pushed me to be the best I could possibly be at my craft and for him, I am eternally grateful. He has helped me further develop my passion for the arts. 

What has been a “highlight” of your time at Holy Trinity? Please describe a moment that you enjoyed and/or made you proud:

The highlight of my career thus far is Hamlet. I have been dreaming of a moment like this since I had seen my first Holy Trinity play with my sister, before I even began attending. I am loving every second of being on that stage, although it is bittersweet [since] I only have a limited amount of time left on that stage.

To what colleges are you applying? What is your intended major?

I intend on applying to American University, Fordham, George Washington University, and University of Delaware. I plan on majoring in either Theatre or Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science.

What will you miss the most about Holy Trinity?

I will miss the Holy Trinity Theatre Department. It has given me so many enriching life experiences. I have so many memories that I will never forget and I will miss it dearly next Fall. I can’t imagine not having the department in my life when it has been such a constant in my career here. I suppose I will just have to visit a lot!

Do you have any advice for incoming Holy Trinity students?

Dear Incoming Students – Don’t take a single moment here for granted. Holy Trinity is truly a beautiful place filled to the brim with magical opportunities in and out of the classroom.

Ashley Taylor with her co-star, Alyssa Seminario,
and Theatre teacher, Mr. Ian Sullivan

Queen Gertrude

Ashley Taylor as Queen Gertrude in "Hamlet: Prince of Denmark"

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