Madeline is a senior at Eldon High School. She was a MYAA Youth Ambassador in the 2014-2015 school year. Madeline is active in her school’s student council, holding a leadership position every year of high school. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, and she is active in athletics through basketball and track.
Madeline attended Missouri Girls State in 2016, and has been in the top 10% of her class academically every year in high school.
Drug and alcohol prevention is extremely important to Madeline because she has the effects of drugs and alcohol first hand with some of her friends. Madeline has seen the negative changes her friends have gone through. Being part of a program that helps students with these problems and being able to reach out to them on a peer level is extremely important to her because she wants to let students know that drinking and using drugs is not the only option. Working hard in school and trying to get a college education will help youth in the long run. Madeline enjoys being involved so that she can relay these important prevention messages to students who need to hear it. Having an awareness of drug and alcohol prevention in her community is especially important to help parents and caretakers know how to deal with these issues. A presence of this organization in my community will have an overall positive affect, creating a more productive, educated and well-rounded base for young adults to learn.