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Madison Esters: DHS Senior Spotlight 2018
Madison Esters

Madison Esters: DHS Senior Spotlight

Where were you born?

I was born in Dalton and grew up here, as well. I have lived here for 17 of my 18 years.

Elementary School: Brookwood

What were you involved in at DHS?

-Interact Club

-National Honor Society (President)

-Beta Club

-National Art Honor Society

-Marching Band: Flute Lieutenant in 10th grade, Flute section leader in 11th and 12th grade

-Drama Club

-Philosophy Club (Secretary)

High School highlights, achievements and awards: I am an AP Scholar with Distinction, I was the speaker at the 2018 Young Georgia Authors Ceremony, and I was a Governor's Honors Program semifinalist in communicative arts.

Scholarships received?

Zell Miller

Madison at Graduation

Plans After Graduation: Attend the University of Georgia in the fall. After college graduation, I want to work for a publishing house as an editor and write books on the side.

What do you plan to Major in? English with an emphasis in creative writing.

What did you enjoy most at DHS?

Marching band because of the friendships I built and how much fun marching is.

Favorite teacher and why?

Mrs. Massingill because she cares deeply about her students and treats them as people. She is compassionate and loving and I'm going to miss her!

Favorite subject or class: It's a tie between math and English.

What has been your great accomplishment? Becoming an AP Scholar with Distinction – that title represents years of hard work finally paying off.

What has been your greatest challenge?

Losing Mr. Davidson... I love him so much and I miss him dearly. He was one of my absolute favorite teachers and losing him was like a punch in the gut.

Madison on band practice field

The one thing I'm most proud of is.... The fact that I've maintained a vegan lifestyle for two years and I'm still going strong with it.

Who will you miss most at Dalton High? My underclassmen friends in the flute section.

I would describe myself as a hard worker at DHS.

Something people know me for is... being studious.

What do you like to do in your free time? Paint, draw, play piano, play video games, and sleep.

Person who has influenced your life the most and why? My mom has influenced my life most because her guidance, patience, and support for me has kept me going even through my darkest days.

If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? I would get a degree in astrophysics from Harvard and work for NASA.

If money was not a consideration, what would you do? I would travel all around the world and do everything on my extensive bucket list that is currently written out and taped to my wall.

My favorite memory at DHS is.... Winning first in class at Peach State for the very last band competition of my senior year.

In 5 years, I hope I... have graduated from UGA, found a job as an editor and possibly settled down with a partner.