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Newman High School May Student of the Month: Madison Craft

Madison Craft is Newman High School's May Students of the Month. She plans to study radiology and play volleyball and softball at Sauk Valley Community College, and continue her studies at Northern Illinois University.
Madison Craft is Newman High School's May Students of the Month. She plans to study radiology and play volleyball and softball at Sauk Valley Community College, and continue her studies at Northern Illinois University.

Madison Craft, 18, of Sterling is Newman Central Catholic High School’s May Student of the Month. She is the daughter of John and Tanya Craft, and she has a brother, John Jr.

Favorite class: Anatomy, because I liked learning how our bodies function and why these functions need to happen.

Least-favorite class: Any math class, because I don’t have a lot of interest in the subject.

Favorite teacher: All of the teachers at Newman are great, but my favorite teacher would be Chris Somers. He is someone who I can easily talk to and is just fun to be around. He makes religion class very enjoyable and he made the transition from grade school so easy. 

School activities in which you participate: Softball, basketball, volleyball, Key Club, Spanish Club, Science Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

How would you describe your group of friends? They all are crazy in their own way, but that is what makes it fun to hang out with them. 

What will you do after high school? I am going to Sauk Valley Community College to study radiology and play volleyball and softball, and then will transfer to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? Geometric proofs.

What kind of music are you listening to? Country.

What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? My family.

What is your advice for surviving high school? Always work hard and try to find a good group of friends.

If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would want to change it to where we would have no homeroom.

What scares you? Spiders and losing my family.

If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? An FBI agent.

If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? The Maldives.

What is a good book you have read recently? “Lord of Shadows,” by Cassandra Clare.

Do you have a hero or role model? As cliche as it sounds, my parents are my role models. They each teach me in different ways how to be a kind, hard-working person and without them, I wouldn’t be half the person I am now. 

What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? It will probably be a little more hectic than it is now.

Is there anything else you want people to know about you? I am allergic to dairy products, but I really don’t act like it, though. 

What is your life’s philosophy? In the words of John Wooden, “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” 

Shout out: I want to thank my family for always being there for me and supporting me in all that I do. I love you guys!

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