Senior decides to join the workforce right after graduation.


Maddie Allen, Russellog Editor

At the end of her fourth year at C. M. Russell High School, Taylor Backen is leaving with the best memories she has throughout her time here. 

“I had some really great friends to help me through the years and especially when it came to my mental health,” Backen said. The main person who pushed Backen was fellow senior Madison Allen.

 “She always knew how to brighten my day or even my week,” she said, adding that her favorite time with Allen was during lunch because they always had the best times jamming out to music while they were driving around, or even sitting in the parking lot. 

Aside from Allen being her favorite person, her favorite teachers were journalism teacher Beth Britton and math teacher Steve Skaer. Britton and Skaer were patient when it came to helping her, and she said she couldn’t be more grateful to have them as teachers. 

“They were so helpful, caring and understanding when it came to work that I never understood, and I will forever remember that,” she said. 

At the end of Backen’s high school career, she has decided to just hop out into the world and join the workforce. 

“I don’t really have any other plans aside from trying to just help out my family.”