Hey Mohawks! One of the best things about being in the senior experience program is that it is a class of only one or two people at a time which allows a lot of free time due to the fact that there’s few distractions. For the past few months, fellow intern AJ Brinley and I have been taking turns hiding a clone trooper action figure for the other to find. This past month, I’ve been too busy to find the clone trooper that AJ hid weeks ago, until today. I opened the blinds and found the poor guy clung to the window. He has been freezing through snow storms and negative temperatures. I’m sure he’ll be happy to be back in the board office now.
Hey Mohawks! Yesterday was one tense day. When I got off work at 4, I rushed home to watch super bowl 52. It was an extremely close game, but the eagles came out on top. I didn’t even know who I was rooting for, all I knew is that it was the super bowl, so I watched it. Not to mention, we made SOO much food just for 5 people, including my siblings Jill and Jared (Madison Alum). It was a small party, but it was nice to have the family back together for a while. The combination of commercials and performances really captures what America is all about and it makes me happy to be a Mohawk in this great community.
Hey Mohawks! Another week passes by and with it comes another week of high school memories. With the musical coming up in a few months, we have been rehearsing every day. Though it has its challenges, the songs and dances are so much fun. All the work pays off when the three nights come that we can pour our hearts out to the audience. Meanwhile, we are closing in on what will probably be my university, the University of Cincinnati. I’m not sure whether I will be commuting or not. If I stay on campus, I’ll certainly miss the days of drinking coffee with my friends at triple moon outside of school, waiting for musical rehearsal to begin.
Hey Mohawks! I’ve been considering my future and where I want to go for college. I believe I have my eyes set on the one.... The University of Dayton! I’m hopeful that in the upcoming months I will become a Flyer, but there is a small possibility that I could become a Bearcat at the University of Cincinnati depending on what my admission decision is. Even though I’m excited for college, I’m trying to make as many memories as I can with my friends before I don’t see many of them for a long time. Therefore, I established the 2018 UNO championship with my friends, and even though Mallory Campbell won and I came in 3rd place, I had a great time, especially when we made a pot for the winner which was a piece of a meal ticket and a fortune that said “fate loves the fearless”. One of my greatest memories will be writing blogs for all of you guys. I appreciate that you read them because you are helping to make my year. Thank you very much!
Alright Mohawks, time to admit: I may or may not have missed my Christmas blog. I was so excited and busy on Christmas Day that I didn’t even pick up my phone or turn on a computer the whole day. The celebrations were fantastic. One of my favorite parts of the day was playing Simon says with all my little cousins, needless to say I lost every time. Not only was it a day for family and friends, but also bad childhood art. My household consists of me and 3 older siblings. Between us all there have been some hilariously bad Christmas art that we’ve made in daycare, but I think the prize for the “worst Christmas art piece” goes to me hands down for the lovely reindeer pictured above. Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you’ve all had the best Christmas and New Year.
Well Mohawks, it’s the start of a brand new year, and this one is an especially big one in the lives of the seniors, the one where we graduate and choose the next path of our life. The decisions that we make in the next few months will shape us into who we will be for the rest of our lives. I wish I could say that I haven’t taken high school for granted, but I have. I never thought the day that I would graduate would be this close. It always seemed so distant...
Hey Mohawks! Tis’ the season of giving this winter, and what better way to show it than our annual white Christmas food drive! There are so many people in the local community who cannot afford what they need, so to help this effort, Madison high school collects food and money for the needy. Contributing to this effort helps to remind me of what this season is really about. Giving. Giving is not required, but it makes me happy to know that I am helping someone who needs food or money more than I do. My feelings can be reflected in possibly one of my favorite quote in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: “....And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” If you feel like giving at this time of year, don’t hold back. Any little thing that you can do for your community is a part of something big. Thank you all for keeping up with my blog! Don’t forget to click that Apple.
Well Mohawks, it’s with a heavy heart that the Madison Mohawks football season has now concluded, but no matter what, the Madison football team was able to make school history 4 times in a row! (Qualifying, Anna, CHCA, W Jefferson) I am so proud to be a part of this school year. I will never forget my last football game as a Madison student. Holding my breath on every play during the whole game is something I will certainly never forget. I’m proud of our school and I want to thank the football team for making our senior year that much better. As for the upcoming months, I am excited to see what Madison can put on the table. Winter is by far the most active season in all the school year. Indoor sports, band, choir, and musicals all picking up this time of year and students are flocking to be a part of history. Winter is one of my favorite times of the school year because it involves a lot of time that people can spend with friends. I look forward to it as it comes around the corner.
Hey Mohawks! Sorry I’m a little late on this week’s post! It’s been a very busy weekend. Saturday and Sunday was the production of Madison’s “A Christmas Chaos”, a show which I participated in. The tickets were higher than expected due to us not having a Friday show. Not having a Friday show was a bummer but was also exciting because instead of having the show, the football team played it’s 3rd playoff game and stopped on the competition! Next week, the boys move to the semi-finals round. As all this happens, I wonder what the odds of this year being so great are. Slim to none, but somehow, this year just so happened to my senior year and I cannot describe how honored I am to be a part of it.
Hey mohawks! As seniors, one of our duties is to consider the possibility of college. The whole process of selecting and applying to colleges can be not so fun at times, but can also leave a lot of memories. College visits and tours are a huge part of this. They create a personal connection between you and the campus itself. Recently, I was able to go to The Ohio State University where I was able to tour the Ohio stadium! We got to tour the press box and the field. It was so fun to learn the history behind the stadium because everything has a deeper story behind it, we just have to take to look. I learned that the stadium was almost 100 years old! The first football game played there took place in 1922. I also learned that the stadium was almost 200 feet tall and is one of the largest sports arenas in the world. It even used to have track and field events with a track going all the way around the field that is still visible today. All in all, the tour strengthened my interest in Ohio State and it made me want to learn more about the campus and to question everything in general more. Thanks for reading. Please click that apple v
Hey Mohawks! I am absolutely stunned. After 5 years, the Madison marching band has finally qualified for state finals! I have been in the band for 3 years now and as every year went by without a state qualification, the seniors were more and more worried that our class would never go to state. After about 6 competitions in the past 3 years, we qualified in one of our last 2 of the season! Being a drum major, I was able to receive our awards. We got best percussion and best color guard. After we received those awards we were ranked second place out of 4 bands in C class. We then got the fan favorite award between about 8 C and B class bands! When it was announced that we made state, I could hear our band screaming from the other side of the field. Instant tears were everywhere. Then we headed back to the busses and celebrated all night. It was one of the most surreal experiences and I will never forget it.
Hey mohawks! The fall season is upon us, and as the seasons change, so do the spirits. Fall events are springing up left and right, from barn n bunk, to corn mazes. To celebrate the fall season, the elementary kids took a field trip to elementary principal Mr. Jackson's farm. At the farm, the kids went through corn mazes, played games, and even got to pick pumpkins. Emily Phelps, a fellow intern, and I went to the farm to photograph the kids. One of the best parts of the trip was the corn box. A barn filled with a foot of corn for the kids to play in. I never thought I'd say that I watch as kids buried themselves in corn. You can find our pictures at the Madison local schools page on Facebook. Thanks for viewing my blog! and please be sure to click that apple.