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Maddie Lester '21

University of South Carolina

“Norfolk Academy has taught me not only how to be an engaging student, but also how to be a respectable member of my community.” 

Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, Spanish Club Officer, CHKD Club 

Three Adjective to Describe the Class of 2021: Hardworking, Fun, Compassionate 

Most Meaningful Activity 
My favorite team to have been a part of at Norfolk Academy is girls varsity basketball. This team has given me great experiences and friendships. 

Reflections on Learning 
My best classroom experience has been in my Spanish VI class this year. We’ve gotten to explore interesting topics and read various books in Spanish. 

Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Senora Winn has had the biggest impact on me during my time at Norfolk Academy. As both my advisor and Spanish teacher, she has taught me so much and broadened my passion for learning Spanish. 

A Word of Advice to her Fellow Bulldogs 
My advice to underclassmen is to appreciate all the little moments at Norfolk Academy, because the years go by fast. 

A Quick Word About Maddie 
“Maddie is a phenomenal student, athlete, and peer. She is a breath of fresh air; she brings her calm aura and the right amount of humor to all situations. She is always available for her friends, yet she takes time to focus on herself. Her mental and physical health are important to her and allow her to be her best self. She is able to help others because she is so sure of who she is and what she is doing. She is a joy to be around and I look forward to the time we spend together. She is going to be a fantastic addition to her college community!” ~ Mrs. Taylor Winn, Maddie’s Spanish Teacher 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… my determination.