High school has its ups and downs, but for Madison White it has truly been life changing. For the past four years, she has been involved in Journalism. White said, “Journalism isn’t just a place where I can express my individuality through writing but also a home for me.” It all started in 8th grade English class when her teacher complimented her writing and encouraged her to continue by taking journalism in high school. Since then,she has passionately worked hard as a member of theBulldog Times and has continued making it into the newspaper we have today.
With the help of ourJournalism teacher Mr.Higgins, White was able to launch the online version of Ayala’s newspaper. This, for her was one of the most memorable and satisfying momentto witness. Having worked hard day after day in making the website come to life has been one of her greatest accomplishments.
White is not only the co-editor-in-chief of journalism, but she is also a fellow thespian and choir student. She has enjoyed being a part of shows such as Hercules, Wizard of Oz, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well has many choir shows and performances. Being involved in many different programs around school has helped White discover her artistic side and what she wants to pursue as a future career.
White recently received an acceptance letter from Pace University in New York City and will attend this coming Fall. She plans on majoring in Communication Studies and to be involved in musical theatre, as well as PaceUniversity’s newspaper. Although college may seem new and scary, she embraces this next chapter in her life with open arms.
“The way my high school years played out have shaped me into the person that I am today and who I will be in the future. I won’t miss high school, but I’ll definitely remember it. And with a good connotation.” We wish you the best of luck Madison!