Madison on Impact
Though Madison is looking forward to continuing her education at Jones College, she already knows what she is going to miss about Quitman High School. She writes,
“I believe that seeing my friends everyday will be what I will most miss about high school.”
The future pediatrician understands that study and career mean sacrifice.
“I want to pursue a career in the medical field, specifically pediatrics. I have always been interested in the medical field because of my grandmother, and I additionally enjoy working with children; therefore, I have chosen the path to become a Pediatrician. I plan to attend JCJC for two years and then further my education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The focus Madison will require in order to complete medical school is something that she began working on in Quitman School District schools. She has spent three years at the Clarke County Career Tech Center.
“In 9th grade I took Early Childhood I, and then I took Health Science (I and II) in 10th and 11th grade. I also took Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and A&P (Anatomy & Physiology). I am currently a member of HOSA, NHS, NTHS, FBLA, and Beta Club.”
The well traveled QHS senior and 2020 graduate explains at least some of the preparation she has completed.
“I will have earned 9 hours of college credits through dual enrollment at Quitman High School by taking English Comp. I & II and College Algebra. I am also currently taking Western Civilization I for a college credit at the JCJC center in Stonewall. I competed and placed in HOSA my 11th and 12th grade years. In 11th grade I was in a team and placed third in Biomedical Debate at the district and state competition; in 12th I placed 2nd in Medical Terminology at district, but unfortunately, the state competition was cancelled due to COVID-19. I also competed and placed in FBLA in 12th grade; I placed 2nd in Health Care Administration at district, but the state competition was also cancelled.”
Madison thanks her educators for the influence they have made on her choices. Two stand out in her mind.
Mr. Gilmer and Mr. Muthu have impacted my education. Both are excellent teachers that improved my understanding of subjects they taught. Mr. Gilmer was my 8th grade Advanced English teacher; his class was always entertaining, and he pushed me to do my best on each assignment. For example, we did portfolios each nine weeks on the book we were currently reading, and Mr. Gilmer pushed me to make a 100 on each one. Throughout the year, I always fell short by a couple of points, but on the last portfolio, I strived to do my absolute best and finally made a 100. Mr. Muthu deepened my understanding of mathematics when I took him for College Algebra and Calculus.He always implemented uplifting vocabulary in the class, and he also made class interesting by including personal stories from his life.”
For her little sister and any others who may be seeking advice, Madison replies,
“My advice to the students is to work hard, stay positive, and never get checked out during D. Reeves’ class.”