Involved student faces high academic goals


Sydney Boulter

Senior Madelyn Miller reviews notes for AP US History before the class period begins.

Brandi Bremiller, Copy Editor

Senior Madelyn Miller has committed to a numerous amount of academic and extracurricular activities in the 2017-2018 school year. She focuses her time on improving the opportunities that could be presented to her in the future.

Being successful is a common ambition for high school students. While many give their best efforts to accomplish their goals, Miller strives to stand out amongst others.

“I’m mostly doing AP classes for the sense of personal achievement,” said Miller. “The challenge posed by AP coursework forces me to learn how to problem solve in a controlled environment.”

With large career and college goals, Miller holds herself at a high standard. Practicing responsibility at such an early age gives her a headstart for life beyond high school.

Maintaining a 4.0 GPA requires an excessive amount of dedication. Miller is taking the toughest classes our district offers, which increases their level of difficulty considering she is involved in a great deal of activities outside of school.

“I believe students are well rounded when they’re doing more than just academics,” said math teacher Mr. Brian Klinger. “It takes a special kid to be able to keep that balance and still feel like they have a life outside of school.”

Accomlplishing a large amount of difficult classes and extracurricular work is not an easy task, but the support of others can help alleviate stress. Family plays a crucial role in why Miller is determined to succeed.

“My mother is my biggest source of support,” said Miller. “I’ve become super close with her over the past few years, and she’s the person I confide in whenever I have a problem.”

Being committed to a heavy load of class work takes away from the time she gets to spend with her friends and family. With hours of work to complete every night, Miller finds that free time is hard to come by.

“I love my family so much, but lately I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of time with them for activities,” said Miller. “I feel terrible about it, but I know they support me and care enough to let me do my own thing.”

Miller plans to go to The University of Michigan, where she was recently accepted. With her future plan, the need for time management and work ethic will only increase as she prepares for the high standards of college.