The first thing I noticed about Maddie is her kind heart. A truly gentle spirit. She has so many passions, and you can see them shine through, but it comes from somewhere deeper, it really defines who she is. But it’s something more than just reading and swimming (although it was pretty fun putting those two loves together with some books in the water), it’s a deeper kind of joy. A Red Mountain High School Senior, Maddie is heading north to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona to study anthropology next year. I have no doubt that she is going to flourish in this new experience, mainly because after moving from her life-long home in California to Arizona her senior year, she pretty much had to embrace it. And embrace it she did, with an incredibly positive attitude. Though I think all my seniors are amazing in their own special ways, there is just something special about Maddie. You can tell she is going to do some amazing things, and touch many lives. Keep your eyes Heavenward and press on toward the goal, Maddie, He has so many great plans for you!