Leaving Her Mark: Senior Maddie Jones Selected for Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendents Award
March 10th, 2023 - The Red Creek Central School District was represented very well at the Second Annual Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendent Awards. Senior Maddie Jones was this year’s recipient for Red Creek.
On Thursday, March 2nd, Maddie, along with 24 students from other school districts, were celebrated for this achievement.
Students selected for this prestigious award had to meet certain criteria such as having demonstrated outstanding scholarship (earning an 80% GPA or higher at the end of their Junior year), and showing exceptional leadership and citizenship. Maddie shined in all areas.
Maddie’s role in her community both inside and outside of school is nothing short of spectacular. She has spearheaded many positive changes, which speak to her leadership. One of her accomplishments; a push for the district to stock feminine products in the girl’s bathroom. Prior, girls would have to visit the counseling office to get what they needed. “It’s just better for everyone,” said Maddie. “Especially for those younger women who are going through those stressful times.”
Maddie has made a positive impact outside of school as well. Maddie’s birthday is just a few days before Christmas. Two years in a row, instead of asking for gifts for herself, Maddie had other plans. She donated toys and books to Golisano’s Children Hospital. “I know when parents have the stress of paying off medical bills, it’s hard for them to give their children the gifts they deserve,” said Maddie. “That was the proudest moment of my life.” Maddie also donated necessities to the Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.
Although she’s a senior, Maddie’s work at Red Creek is far from over. She’s planning to make a positive impact on the school’s band program, which she plays both the flute and saxophone for. Maddie is also preparing to help with the school’s art program as well as play softball in the Spring. On top of all that, Maddie also works a part time job.
“The way that Maddie has chosen to be involved in our district and community made her the perfect candidate for this award,” said High School Principal Raina Hinman. “She has taken advantage of all the opportunities Red Creek has offered her which will contribute to her success at Roberts Wesleyan.”
Next year, Maddie will attend Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili. She’s studying to become a physician assistant in the sports medicine field. Maddie, who has been a pivotal member of the Red Creek Girls Bowling team, will be a Redhawk on the Women’s Bowling team.
“It feels great to win this award,” Maddie said. “It makes me know that I am heard and that I am making an impact.”
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