My name is Madison and I am always eager to learn! I attended the University of Portland and one-day hope to become a high school English and/or Drama teacher. My favorite topics to explore are outer space, ancient civilizations, plants, and animals. I have a deep love for all living things, so I have been eating plant-based for a little over a year now. Outside of learning, I also enjoy reading, hiking, yoga, watching movies, singing and dancing. I believe that we should celebrate and embrace our differences (they’re what make us special!), and that we can always learn and grow from others. I try my best to live life like this: “Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.” Children are the future, and it is our responsibility to mold them into compassionate, caring, kind, and intelligent people. When we come together, we can accomplish anything!