On July 21st, 1984 Jim and Jan brought a
lovely daughter named Tara into the world. Tara has an older
brother Jim, and two younger siblings, Lacie and Alan. She
also has a sister-in-law, Belinda and two nephews, Clay and
Tara is now a senior in high school and has participated in many things, including: Senior Class President, FFA secretary (4 years), cheerleading (4 years) captain, school play (2 years), pep club (3 years), international club (2 years), Vo Ag I class officer at large, and football manager.
Tara has a busy schedule this year by taking government, accounting, GTA, ag business, psychology, and business law.
Tara has received many honors and achievements which are: FFA top fruit sales and many other Ag-related awards. She lettered in cheerleading three years, Distinguished Academic Achievement, Lyon County Beef Queen, Miss Rock Rapids, Miss Teen Iowa top ten finalist, and an NHS member.
Tara has many favorites, which include: movie, 8 seconds and XXX; song, “It’s Best When You Say Nothing At All”; color, pink; book/author, Someone Like You by Lurlene McDaniel; food, pasta; subject, Ag Business; TV show, 7th Heaven; and dream car, Ford crew cab pick-up, blue with sun roof.
Tara’s dream trip would be to go to the Great Barrier Reef with a couple of friends. When asked what she could change anything about Central Lyon, she replied “to change the school lunches, year around open campus, and more teachers like Mr. Postma.”
Tara’s future plans are to attend Iowa Lake Community College for two years and then to transfer to SDSU to become an Ag teacher. Tara would also like to be an FFA adviser, People to People Delegation leader, and secretary of Ag for Iowa. In ten years Tara plans on being an Ag teacher and FFA Advisor at a local school.
Words of wisdom to the underclassmen from Tara is “You have one chance to live your life, so live it to the fullest. Go for the gold and never look back, and remember even though things sometimes look dark… the 1st star still comes out and shines bright each night at dusk.”