Madison Here for Her
It wasn’t until Madison was 11 years old that she decided what she would do for the rest of her life. Now when asked six years later, she opens her mouth and the words roll out as if she has been practicing saying them, studying them, and becoming them for years.
“I want to educate people about their bodies. At first I wanted to be a pediatrician. Then I thought, ‘Why don’t I just go straight to their moms so I can help the moms help the children have a better future?’ I am going to be an OB-GYN with a subspecialty of neonatal care. I am interested in birth control for men and women, and I want to educate women about how much blood is regular for pregnancy or what makes them at risk for eclampsia and prenatal diabetes.”
The QHS senior, Beta Club president, and HOSA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and student council member is also a 2nd-year member of the Clarke County CERT team. She is currently in the Health Science II class at the Clarke County Career and Technology Center, and Madison explains,
“I took Health Science I during my junior year and Early Childhood Education in my 9th and 10th-grade years so I could better prepare myself for the developmental aspects of children.”
Health Science instructor and HOSA advisor Mrs. Owen says of her student,
“Madison was one of three second-year students who presented a session on clinical nursing to their peers at the HOSA Leadership Conference in Pascagoula. I am so proud of how she leads by example!”
Madison is planning on taking those leadership skills as well as all that she has learned to Jones College in August of 2020. Once she receives her associate degree in either psychology or biology she will be heading to a four-year university for her bachelor’s degree. After that she says,
“I’ll be in medical school in Jackson with the hope I can do a residency in California.”
Until then she does have some advice for those seeking the same success she has found at Quitman School District.
“Persevere and don’t let people get to you too hard. When you grow up you may see them on the street and never even have to talk to them. Be here for you and only you.”