Texas College celebrated its storied heritage Thursday with the coronation of the 122nd Miss Texas College.

Taylor J. Pierce will serve as Miss Texas College for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year, acting as a student ambassador for the college.

Texas College President Dr. Dwight J. Fennell said the definition of a queen is a woman highly regarded among her peers and Pierce was the picture of that definition.

Miss Pierce is a 20-year-old junior music major from Dallas. She hopes to one day be a secondary school music teacher.

"I'm passionate about music and my school," she said.

In addition to her role as a campus ambassador, she also has an opportunity to impact her community. Pierce said she has already begun.

"I want to get the community more involved. We're planning a 5K," she said. "With a little more planning, we'll get there."

One of her favorite sayings from the Bible is: "The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endures to the end."

Pierce campaigned on a platform of "Mission Possible," telling her peers that "anything is possible. Your goals and aspirations are at the tip of your fingers."

Pierce is involved in the school's student government association, concert choir and many other organizations on campus.

Over the next year, she is looking forward to serving both Texas College and the community.

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Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on The Murder Tapes, Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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