Ferndale High School Senior Madison (Maddie) Smith is Ferndale Kiwanis October Student of the Month. She was honored at recent Kiwanis Club meeting.
Maddie is a busy young lady. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for the past three years in the academic arena, she also participates in soccer, track, Honor Society, ASB leadership, ASB PBIS team and high school plays.
Maddie said, “I’m most proud of being a mentor. I like making kids smile. It makes my day.” Maddie mentors students at both Beach and Central elementary schools. Outside of school, she mentored Ferndale youth at the Ferndale Youth Camp held last summer. She has volunteered over 120 hours at the Ferndale Food Bank. Also during the summer, she works at a hair salon that caters to kids.
Maddie’s proud grandparents, Elvis and Georgia Dellinger, say, “Maddie is a bright and shining light. Children are drawn to her. She is determined, sets goals and has accomplished many things in spite of great diversity in her life.”
Life after high school for Maddie includes attending the University of California Los Angeles, then onto med school for study to be a pediatrician.
Maddie, we are proud of you and all that you do for others! Continue to shine your light.
For more information:
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 360.383.9243, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org
All district schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a Day of Remembrance and Honor. We honor and pay tribute to those persons, American Soldiers, who died while serving in United States Armed Forces. They laid their lives so that we may live a peaceful life.
Memorial Day is the federal holiday in the United States, which observed on the last Monday of May, every year. This day originated as Decoration Day after American Civil War (1868). (Why it named as Decoration Day?) Grand Army of Republic (an organization of Union Veterans) formerly introduced this day for the nation to decorate the graves of the soldiers which died during the war with flowers.
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