Madisen Grant – Texas Nomination by Makalen Grant Photography by Sande Bilton Photography Issue 43 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: This firecracker has a heart that surpasses her outer beauty, if you can believe it! She leads by example, and at a mere 13 years old, Madisen is no stranger to hard work. While balancing honors courses and leadership positions in school to perfecting her skills both on the field and the court, Madisen puts her best foot forward every single day, inspiring those around her with her determination and grit. This young lady has a passion for creating the best version of herself, and she is crushing goals and making great memories along her journey!
Photography by Sande Bilton Photography
How DO you balance a busy schedule and still excel in all the things you do? Time management is the key to balance. I know I have a plate full, so I don’t leave time wasted.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? Beauty isn’t only on the outside but also the inner. When I strive to do something, I do it wholeheartedly. One thing I have always been taught is to lead by example and with that being said I strive to be the best I can be.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be? I am extremely passionate about softball. One day I hope to play at the college level. I am currently on a select team, Texas Swat. This year will be my third year. While I work extremely hard to grow and be the best ball player I can I push academically even harder. This week I will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. I'm so excited about my accomplishment. I set my goal from day one and never looked back.
What did you need to do to make sure you got into NJHS? You must maintain a 94 percent cumulative average from 6th grade - current semester. Leadership, service, character, citizenship by activities and teacher recommendation all play a part.
What are you most looking forward to about NJHS? The honor and extra self-push to maintain this status as I plan to make NHS in High School.
Tell us about your softball ball career. I have been on my select ball team since the age of 9. Short stop is my favorite and most played position. I have also played 2nd and outfield. My favorite memories have got to be the three championship rings we have accumulated and everything that got us there.
What is the hardest thing you have ever accomplished, and how did you do it? Overcoming the fear of breaking my arm and getting the strength back to excel in softball. I have broken my arms 3 times. It took an extra push from my parents, coaches, and myself to get confident and succeed.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are today? Never give up on yourself, the sky is the limit.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/what are your plans? In 5 years I’ll be graduating High School and off to College. My dream is to play college ball. My career path is to become a Pediatrician. This is one of the biggest reason I strive to excel in academics.
What is your favorite activity or pastime that was not in your nomination? Sewing and crocheting is another favorite of mine.
What are your greatest achievements? This past year I received First place in the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Essay. I also won 1st place at the Local, State and National level photography contest “Blessed is the Peacemaker”. Student Council is another favorite. I have been a Class Representative in grades 4-6 and Student Council President this year.
3 Things on your bucket list Skydiving, Travel the World and see the Northern lights are the top three things on my bucket list.
Who do you find inspiring? Dr Martin Luther King is the most inspiring to me.
What about you inspires others/why do you think you are inspiring? My friends tell me my drive and determination are the most inspiring.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us? Thank you for considering me for Inspiring teens I feel quite honored.
Look for Madisen in issue 43 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!