Monday, February 17, 2020

Senior Feature: Madison Swisher

By: Ryan Glatzel/Junior Writer

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – Winnie the Pooh

During her high school career, Madison Swisher has been involved in multiple activities. She is an active member of the high school band, and has been playing the trumpet since she was 10, which is a total of 8 years. As a junior and senior she earned the role of principal (leader) of the HS band’s trumpet section. She’s also participated in many outside band festivals and celebrations, such as Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble, for 4 cycles, and Marywood University’s Wind Band Celebrations, for 4 consecutive years. She’s also played Taps in performances multiple times, since her sophomore year of high school.

She’s also been a member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for 4 years, taking the role of secretary her senior year.

After high school, Swisher plans “to have a relaxed summer and then go off to college.” She plans to attend Marywood University to pursue a career as a music major, even though her dream job is to be a dolphin trainer. “I’m not sure why, but I would love to swim with and train dolphins for a living.” She decided to choose music instead due to the fact that it’s been a passion of hers, and a big part of her life for the past 10 years. “It also helps that there’s less schooling than a Marine Biologist would take,” Swisher joked.

In college, she wants to participate in the school’s many bands. She says, “I am going as a music major, so it just seems obvious that I have to do that.”

When asked how she anticipates the next few years, Swisher replied, “It will be a lot of hard work and focus, but I see myself enjoying the different environments, experiences, and adventures that are in my future.”

Swisher hopes to leave the underclassmen with the advice that, “Senior year comes and goes faster then you’ll ever think. Take your time to be a kid, stay focused, and take it all in. It will eventually all matter in the end.”

Ryan Glatzel
Ryan Glatzel is a first year journalism student who likes to try new things. He's a junior who participates in band, theater, track, and FBLA. After high school he would like to attend college with an undecided major.


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