Madison Staten

Madison Staten, Staff Reporter

Throughout Madison Staten’s life, she has always had a passion and admiration for journalism.

“I love that journalists have the power to tell stories and hold the world to a moral standard,” Staten, junior, said. A journalist since eighth grade, when she was an editor, Staten has been an Amplifier staff member for half her freshman and sophomore years. “I have learned how to write with a professional style from editors and peers who have the same passion for journalism that I do,” Staten said.

Staten’s journalism skills have given her the chance to write a monthly column about the community for the West Linn Tidings. She has the opportunity to interact with and learn from professional journalists and publish her work.

Staten’s goal is to be an overseas correspondent in Israel. “I want to speak up for people who don’t have a voice,” she said.

In addition to Staten’s journalistic life, she is also very involved at school. She is a member of Link Crew which mentors and leads freshmen, she is on the Honor Roll, and is a member of the golf team. Staten also interns for a city council member, Thomas Frank, and writes about the meetings she attends.

Staten also has a deep faith that is reflected in her involvement at her church. She led a bible study for her golf team, volunteers taking care of children during bible studies, and attends a bible study at her church and another through Young Life.

Despite having such a busy schedule, Staten finds time to spend with her family. She adores her two younger sisters, Savannah and Emme, and her parents, Kelly and Dustin.

“They give me so much love and support,” she said. She enjoys having Disney marathons with her sisters and walking around downtown Portland with her family.

Staten continues to chase her passion for journalism this year by being a devoted Amplifier staff member. “I can’t wait to see what I’ll write this this year,” she said.


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