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SENIOR NIGHT

Hey Mohawks! I hope evryone’s weekend is off to a great start after our win against Dixie yesterday! I wanted to share a video Amy Hudek made using videos from last night’s game. For those of us that are seniors this video is filled with mixed emotions. With last night being senior night it makes us think about how everything we know and are familiar with is ending, but it also lets us remember the fun and memorable moments we have had the past four years. Football games have been one of my favorite parts of high school, not just because it is fun to watch, but because you get to cheer with your best friends, community, and support your school. So, if you are underclassmen make sure you don’t miss out on going to games or being involved, because trust me you’ll miss them. Hope you guys enjoy the video all credit goes to Amy!:)
Hey Mohawks! In honor of my favorite season I wanted to try out a few fall recipes:) I made mini pumpkin pies, chocolate and caramel covered apple slices and pumpkin bread. They all turned out great... here are the recipes:
 
My family and I also went to the Renaissance festival, which I would definitely recommend going to! Hope everyone has a great week ! Look out for my next blog and don’t forget to hit the apple!

HOMECOMING 2017: a week in review

Hey Mohawks! I hope everyone is rested after such a crazy week and weekend! I had a blast this past week and I wanted to share some of my highlights with you! Aside from just being on court I am very thankful to be this year’s Homecoming Queen along with King Levi Wilson! Thanks to everyone who voted for me and congratulated me! Enjoy the video:)

Applications, Scholarships, and College, Oh My!

Hey Mohawks! It has been a crazy week as a Senior Intern. As you probably know Homecoming week is upon us and we are working hard to make the annual homecoming court video. I am also very honored and excited to be on homecoming court again this year! Just a reminder that tonight's football game is Jersey night at Oakwood and make sure you don't forget to show your school spirit this weekend at hallway decorating! Check out my last blog see all the themes for homecoming week :)
 
So now let's talk about the point of my blog this week: College. This may seem like a topic just for seniors, but really it is something all high schoolers should give some thought too. I am lucky to know where I am going to college because of athletics, but that is not the case for most people and just like everyone else I still have to fill out an application and find scholarships. This is a really stressful time for a lot of seniors as many deadlines are quickly approaching. Regardless of if you know where you want to go or not I want to share some tips, ideas, and helpful websites to make this whole college thing a little less stressful:
 
1. https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges - The website US News and World Report has been an extremely helpful resource to me in my college search. It has college ranking for national, regional, and for different majors. You can always look up a college and see information such as application dates, about the area, dorms, social life, and more. You can also make an account and save different schools to make it easier to compare and contrast them.
 
2. https://myscholly.com/ - This is a free website called Scholly that allows you to fill out a survey of your interests and activities, clubs, or sports you participate in, then gives you a list of scholarships that match those interests. This is a great tool because it gives you tons of scholarships with their deadlines, amounts, and information all in one place. You also create a goal of how much money you would like to earn in scholarships then you can save scholarships that you would like to work on the future. Every time you save a scholarship the website adds up the amount to show you how much money you could receive if you filled out all of them. Overall, it makes it so much easier to find and apply for scholarships. 
 
3. MAKE A LIST - I have found that when deciding between a few schools making a list of them and ranking certain factors about the school can help you choose. For example, ranking each school 1-5 on the campus, location, tuition, major, academics, and housing can help you have a concrete way to differentiate and compare and contrast between a few schools you really like.
 
4. GO ON A VISIT - It is easy to fall into the trap of having a "dream" school that you have always wanted to go to and not opening yourself up to any other possibilities. You have to balance that dream with making sure it is actually the best fit for you. An awesome way to figure this out is to go on a visit. You may think the campus is beautiful in pictures then get there and think that it is entirely too big, or you may visit a school that you didn't have a ton of interest in and fall in love with it. Visits are great to show you want you don't like about a college as well as what you do like and it can make it easier to look for certain things in the future. Visits are also good because you get to talk to admissions counselors, get a tour, meet students, and get an overall feeling of the atmosphere around the campus. 
 
5. DON'T PROCRASTINATE! - It can be so easy to push college to the side and let school, work, football games, and friends take the wheel, but you can't let that happen. There are strict deadlines when applying to college as well as for scholarships and if you miss the deadline you are many times out of luck. November 1 is an early action deadline for many schools and that is only about a month away. Crazy right. Even if you think you want to apply later, some schools require early applications in order to be considered for certain scholarships. So, make sure you look up the dates of any possible school you are thinking of applying too. If you have a long list then I would recommend filling out the common application because you can send that to all those schools at once. On first glance the common app is super long, but most of it is filling out routine information. If you just sit down for a few hours and bust it out it will relieve a lot of stress and you will have one less thing to worry about. 
 
I know that seems like a ton of information, but don't be overwhelmed! Senior year is supposed to be fun and a time to making some final memories, so make sure you to do just that! Try setting aside half an hour a day to work on applications, it won't seem like that much but it will pay off. If you get this stuff done early you won't have to worry about it later:) Good luck!
 

Hawaiian night student section
Hey Mohawks! It is Friday again which means another blog, yay! Tonight is also a big football game against the Shawnee Arrows and just a reminder that it is Hawaiian night in the student section! It is supposed to be warm and sunny so perfect weather for a luau! Tonight's game is Staff Appreciation night because Madison really does have some of the best staff and they deserve to be acknowledged! The senior experience team has been helping out with plans for tonight and there are TONS of awesome giveaways for all teachers in attendance! As promised I wanted to give you all a layout of events for the rest of September because there is a bunch to do especially with Homecoming right around the corner! Hope to see you all at the game, have a great weekend! 
 
Sunday, September 24th :
  • Spirit Hallway Decorating Contest - 1-3 pm
Monday, September 25th :
  • Wacky Socks and Hat Day - Spirit Week
Tuesday, September 26th :
  • Team Spirit/Jersey Day - Spirit Week
Wednesday, September 27th :
  • America Day - Spirit Week
Thursday, September 28th :
  • Crazy/Powderpuff Shirt Day - Spirit Week
  • Homecoming Parade - 6-7 pm
  • Powderpuff Games - 7-10 pm
    • (gate opens at 6:30 pm)
      Stadium - Admission - $3.00/Students, $5.00/Adults
      7:00 pm - Freshmen vs Juniors
      7:30 pm - Sophomores vs Seniors
      8:00 pm - Championship Game
Friday, September 29th :
  • Red and White Day - Spirit Week
  • Homecoming Game Agenda
    • 5:30 pm - Court Pictures
      5:45 pm - Pre-Game Line-up
      6:00 pm - Pre-game (Homecoming Court/Band around Track)
      6:30 pm - Crowning of Homecoming King/Queen
      7:00 pm - Game
Saturday, September 30th :
  • Homecoming Dance - 8-11pm
 
P.S. Enjoy these Flashback Friday pictures from last year's Hawaiian night! :)
Football game student section
Hey Mohawks! Hard to believe the first week of September is already coming to an end. This week was packed with events, some highlights include the girls soccer team defeating Carlisle 4-0, boys soccer team beating Carlisle 3-0 and Milton Union 2-1, girls tennis beating Dixie, boys and girls cross-country winning the Northridge invitational, and volleyball beating Carlisle! Friday night our school and community came together to wear "Hearts for Houston" shirts to help support Hurricane relief. Although the football team lost a hard fought battle to Valley View they all played their hearts out and we are all ready to come back with a win against Shawnee this week! As a student section leader, I want to remind everyone of the themes for our football games (see picture above), this Friday is Hawaiian night! I expect to see lots of Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, leis, beachballs, and most importantly school spirit! It may not seem important, but the boys love when they can hear us cheering and as an athlete I know how much easier it is to play hard when you can hear your fans. It can sometimes make the difference in a big game. It doesn't matter if you are a freshman or a senior if you are in the student section you better be loud and proud because it is #goodtobeamohawk!!!!!! Look for my next blog later this week to see all the awesome events coming up, and don't forget to click the apple!
 Hey Mohawks! Well, it is Friday night which means a couple things... first another week of school done, and of course Friday night football! Tonight we are going to #beatmonroe! Even though it is cold and rainy I know our awesome fans will still be out there supporting the boys! Since it is still early on in the year I wanted to give some tips for younger students that I have learned/lived by during my three years of high school.
          1. Get Active! No, I don't mean just go out for a run or play a sport, I'm talking about getting active with clubs, extracurricular activities and school events. Believe it or not there are so many options out there for every person. Being an active member of the Madison community is fun and (it's not too early) looks awesome on college and scholarship applications later on. Plus, you make so many friends that you would have never known previously!
         2. Make Friends. As someone who came to Madison freshman year I know it can be intimidating to see so many new people, but even if you already have a friend group I promise your life will be better the more variety of friends you have. Friends change, that's just a fact of life, but having friends with different interests than you gives you new perspectives and can push your limits to try new things.
          3. Just Do It! High school is the perfect time to try that sport for the first time, go talk to that person, or do something completely crazy, within limits of course :). If you spend this time worrying about what others will think you will miss out on so much. You can't please everyone, but the people who are meant to be in your life will love you no matter what. So I challenge YOU to go for that thing you've always wanted to but never known how or were scared, take that chance!
 
So fellow classmates and community members no matter what your age I think we can all learn something and improve our lives everyday, in better words, "In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take". I hope to see you all at the game tonight, have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

First Blog!

Hey Mohawks! I hope you all had an awesome summer and are enjoying the school year so far. My name is Ana Sulentic and I want to start off my first blog by sharing a little bit about myself. As you all know, I will be one of the interns for Senior Experience this year, I am excited to have gotten the opportunity! I participate in a lot of clubs throughout the school including Spanish club, Science club, Student Council, and National Honor Society. I am Varsity captain of the soccer team and run on the cross country and track teams. Currently, I plan on attending Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia to major in chemical biology and physics. I am committed to play Division 1 soccer at Saint Joseph's and will sign later in the year! Senior year is bittersweet as I am excited for my future, but also love being a Mohawk and part of this amazing community. I hope everyone has a great year! Thanks for reading and please subscribe to see my weekly blog!