Madelene Eilers Interview by Zoe D’Angelo Nomination by Sarah Eilers Photography by Amy Taylor - A Taylored Image Oklahoma Issue 18 | Volunteer
The Nomination: Maddie Eilers is a Senior in Mooreland Ok. She is inspiring to me because she gives of herself and her time. She received the Barbara James Service Award for completing 250+ hours of community service, serving and loving on others in a way many teens will not do. It’s refreshing to see a light shine so bright as she does what she loves.
National Honor Society, NHS Treasurer, National Technical Honor Society, HOSA, HOSA Chapter Secretary, Golf, Band, Youth Group, Classic Bowl Honor Band, People and Song summer internship, Oklahoma Honor Society, Superintendent's Honor Roll, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Tell me about the Barbara James Service Award.
This award is in memory of Barbara James. This award seeks to recognize individual HOSA members who show leadership skills and have a commitment to community service in health. To receive this award your volunteer hours have to come from something that is related to the health care field.
What is HOSA and HOSA Chapter Secretary?
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care! I am the secretary of my HOSA chapter.
How did you receive 250+ hours of community service?
I received my hours from volunteering at my local martial arts gym, RYSE MMA. I was chosen to be a part of the STORM team which stands for Special Team of Role Models. As a STORM team member, I helped teach children ages 3-15 how to live a healthy lifestyle, build character, and how to defend themselves if needed.
What else do you do in your spare time?
I also love helping, serving and reaching people. One of my most favorite things to do is spread the good news of Jesus Christ every opportunity I get. I set an example in what I believe. When I set my mind to something, it’s going to happen. I am very determined.
Image by Nikki Pecoraro of H&N Photography
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University to pursue a degree in Health & Sports Science: Health/Fitness Management and minor in Business. I also plan on continuing to write songs and play music. I am determined to continue my training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and obtain the honor of becoming a black belt. These are just my plans; God’s plans are the real plans.
Madelene will be featured in Issue 18 of Inspiring Teens Magazine.