Grand Oaks PTO would like to congratulate our newest Standout award winner Madilynn Green.
Standouts are chosen for leadership, good character and for making our school and community a better place. Madi was nominated by a student who saw her brining positivity to our school. Madi started writing uplifting index cards and placing them where students could find them in the beginning of the school year. These messages spread kindness with statements about mattering in the world. Although high school is filled with with so many exciting moments many of our students are also overwhelmed at the balance of school and after school schedules. We all could use a little encouragement and love and the is exactly what Madi is executing through these cards. Thank you Madi for spreading happiness and smiles. A simple kind act is like a ripple that continues on more than any of us know and we are thankful that people like you are starting that change. You never know when you might get an index card next. You can follow Madi's journey on Instagram at inspirational.index.cards Congratulations Madi for making a difference, we are proud of you!
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, grade, family and pets?
Hi, everyone I’m Madilynn Green! I’m a sophomore here at Grand Oaks high school. I am a member of the Grand Oaks softball team; participate in Theatre and I also play softball outside of school for Illusions Gold Reyes. I love to go to youth group and hang out with my friends. I have the best family in the world, and I love them very much!
2. How did you come up with the idea of the inspirational index cards?
I came up with the idea of my inspirational index cards because of a video my English teacher Ms. Hall showed me. The video talked about how powerful words can be. God put the words “inspirational index cards” on my heart. That’s how it started!
3. How often do you pass out one of your inspiring notes?
I pass out my inspirational index cards to one person every day!
4. What have been some of the reactions you have received from students who have received an idea card?
I have received plenty of amazing reactions from people. The best reaction I have gotten was from my friend Carissa. She told me that she really needed it and she started to tear up. I love that God knows exactly what each person needs.
5. Besides making a positive impact on others what do you like to do for fun?
In my free time, I like to draw, sing, hang out with my friends, and most of all play softball.
6. Who has been your biggest mentor, and why?
My mom has been my biggest mentor because she always gives me her wise advice. She always reminds me of how great God is and of the verse Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me.”
7. Any ideas on what you might want to do as a career one day?
My future career that I want to pursue is in the field of sports medicine. The specific job is a kinesiotherapist.
8. What is some of the best advice you have been given so far in High School?
The best advice I have been given so far in high school is probably when my friend Will Blackburn said to me, “Be where your feet are.” That quote spoke to me and reminded me to be present in the moment and not to worry and stress over the future.
9. What is your favorite part of being a student at Grand Oaks?
My favorite part about being a Grand Oaks Grizzly is the awesome part of building tradition. Our class gets to be a part of helping make new Grizzly traditions and most high school students don’t get that amazing opportunity!! I am blessed!
10. Tell us something funny, or unique about you?
Something unique about me is I make friends with everyone and I never want anyone to feel left out. Something funny about me is my laugh makes other people laugh and I laugh at corny jokes!