Elijah Taurke


Written by Luke Herzog, Editor

Elijah Taurke does just about everything. The PGHS sophomore has played ultimate frisbee for several years now, having been introduced to the sport by his father. And he performs on the stage, too. Last spring, Elijah had a lead role as the dopey sidekick Lefou in the high school’s production of Beauty and the Beast. In addition to theater, he is an accomplished trombonist (as well as cellist on the side). Elijah has played with the MPC Orchestra as well as the Monterey Pops Orchestra. Notably, he received special recognition last February as the concerto competition winner for Youth Music Monterey, and he later got to perform that winning concerto at Carmel’s Sunset Center.

Elijah is also a runner on the PGHS cross country team, despite having been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of six. He chose to use his condition to champion a noble cause–the Jingle Bell Run, which is held in PG during the holiday season and benefits arthritis research. For his tenacity, charity, and variety, Elijah Taurke is our Breaker of the Week.