After living abroad and attending international schools for three years, Madison Flowers and her parents sought a Christ-centered education and found it at MPCS. During the past five years, Madison has enjoyed the MPCS Christian community which has nurtured a “strong foundation” for her faith and encouraged her to “step out of the comfort zone and pursue passions without fear of failure.” Her caring spirit combined with a dedication to do her best has helped Madison excel in both academics and athletics.
Academically, Madison has excelled in challenging classes and achieved an enviable GPA. Athletically, she has enjoyed competing at the varsity level in several sports. She earned a Coach’s Award for Cross Country and was a two-time MVP and MVOP in Lacrosse. With a modest demeanor, Madison is “eternally grateful for teachers who have invested in her and helped develop her God-given gifts.” She especially appreciates: “Coach Beard, for teaching me to be a leader and investing in me since freshman year. Mr. Fitzpatrick, for being engaging and teaching me to love our nation's history. Mr. Anderson, for expanding my athletics and teaching me how to solve problems. Madame Bonn, for her constant kindness and showing me the importance of the French language. Mrs. Wood, for her understanding nature and showing me that I can write well. Mr. Morgan, for teaching me to always give my best and do everything with passion.”
Along with meaningful relationships with teachers, Madison has formed many special friendships and lasting memories. One of her favorite experiences was Retreat at Sharptop as a senior this year. She recalls the joy of having time with friends and the life-changing sermons as an amazing time for the high school student body to unite, “I have never seen anything more special than that at Mount Paran.”
What is next for Madison? So far she has been accepted to several schools including the University of Georgia, Auburn University, Wheaton College, Gordon College, University of Colorado Boulder, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University which have offered a total of $240,000 in scholarships. She has chosen to attend UGA in the fall. She hopes to study either International Business or Industrial and Systems Engineering and to work at an engineering firm and “focus on optimizing production processes and eliminating wastefulness in company strategy”, or in the “business world participating in global trade and international transactions” since these careers build upon her natural passions. With a consistent desire to “live wholly for God,” Madison will continue to strive to excel in all endeavors.