Farragut alum accepts diploma for sister killed in wreck

Taylor Corum volunteering at East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – As graduation season is in full-swing, one local family continuing to mourn their daughter on what would have been the day she graduated from Farragut High School.

Taylor Corum died last month in a car crash on John Sevier Highway. On Saturday, her brother accepted his little sister’s diploma in her honor.

Her mother, Robin Corum, is wearing her daughter’s 2016 class necklace her own way of honoring her daughter.

“She’s here with us…and I know that she would’ve been wearing it tonight if she were here,” said Robin.

And Taylor’s big brother, Dylan, is remembering his little sister in another way by accepting his younger sister’s diploma on her behalf. He also said this by far is more important than him receiving his own diploma from Farragut High School four years ago.

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“This is much more of an achievement to be able to honor her versus honoring myself essentially,” said Dylan.

This helped make Saturday one of the greatest things he’s ever done, all for his little sister Taylor.

“It’s definitely an honor to be able to do it, but I’m glad I got the honor to do it,” he said.

Taylor’s family told WATE 6 On Your Side that they really miss her smile, but things have been getting better by the day. She was accepted into the University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, Belmont University and Wake Forest.

Taylor also volunteered at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Her family thanks Farragut High School for all their support saying the school is like a second family to them.

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