February 4, 2019
Feb. 4, 2019—Aragon Middle School seventh-grade student Madeleine Blasingame made the distinguished honor roll and has had perfect attendance in both sixth and seventh grades, and earned a spot in the All-Region Band as a clarinetist.
School: Aragon Middle School
Accomplishments: Blasingame made the volleyball team in the fall, in addition to earning a spot in the All-Region Band as a clarinetist. She has made the distinguished honor roll in both sixth and seventh grade.
Favorite class: “My favorite class would 100 percent be ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading). I absolutely love immersing myself into all kinds of diverse literature and it’s always fun to challenge myself in my writing skills and essays. My fabulous teacher, Mrs. (Alexa) Buentello, is a compassionate and knowledgeable instructor who truly cares for her students. In class, we explore the beauty of reading and writing, all while having fun along the journey.”
Favorite things to do after class: “After the school day is over, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going to Fusion 36, a location to purchase the yummiest boba smoothies and tea in town. Some days of the week, I attend volleyball practice and other days, I stay after school in the band hall to work with peers and get extra practice time. On Wednesdays, I attend youth group meetings at my church. However, there are some days I will just watch Netflix for hours on the couch.”
Favorite song: “I love to listen to Christian music and any song by Billie Eilish.”
Favorite website: “My favorite website would have to be Amazon. I love to browse the site because there are so many products at your fingertips. I can spend hours surfing Amazon and a week later packages will be at my doorstep.”
Favorite TV show: “I am a Stranger Things fanatic. My best friend and I binge watched the show in one night and are impatiently awaiting season three to come out in July 2019. The show is an action-packed, sci-fi series with lots of exciting twists and turns.”
Favorite movie: “I’ve never really been a big movie person, however, I do love the cute little movie, Moana,because of the fact that she is a determined young woman.”
Ambition: “I want to become a pediatric surgeon so I work hard in school and look forward to medically-based courses in high school. I love working with children and hope to help struggling children who are suffering medically to have a bright and pain-free future.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “I have a passion for helping kids, so a pediatric surgeon career fits me well. Furthermore, I’m extremely passionate about students in schools all over the world being safe while attending school and getting a quality education so they can shape our future. I also have a passion for the abolishment of bullying and mistreatment. All humans deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, no matter their appearance or life situation.”
Who inspires you?: “My family and teachers support me so much. I am and will be forever thankful for the unconditional advice and moral support throughout the challenges I face daily in life. These people inspire me to be the best person I can be and encourage me to dream big dreams and follow my passions.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “I can’t live without my phone because it is the way I mainly communicate with my friends and entertain myself. I definitely couldn’t live without Netflix because it’s super cool and I use it all of the time, especially on the weekends. The third thing I couldn’t bear life without are boba smoothies. I love the fruity smoothie and the texture of the chewy “boba” balls (tapioca).”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “I’m definitely looking forward to the UIL contest for band and am ready to prepare the music to perform. I am also looking forward to track and field season at my school because I enjoy participating in a sport that requires not only physical preparation, but mental as well. Furthermore, I’m excited for the color run at my school and having fun with my friends that day.”