Madison Staten
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.


Madison Staten, Staff Reporter

Jun 12, 2015
2015-2016 ASB members look forward to a great school year (Story)
May 27, 2015
ASB adviser, Annie Kaiser, calls students to serve their community (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Circle of Friends undergoes renovations (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Speech and debate advances to the national qualifying tournament (Story)
Dec 12, 2014
Three students shot at Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland (Story)
Dec 01, 2014
All State Fall Sports 2014 (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Students volunteer at local business Gingerbread Traditions (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
2014 Homecoming exceeds expectations New elements add excitement to Homecoming Festivities (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
5 West Linn art students selected for Portland Open Studios Internship (Story)
Sep 29, 2014
Dog wash raises over $700 for Girls Golf Team (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
West Linn Strong Week emphasizes acceptance and kindness (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Resource Officer Allister Bunch returns to WLHS (Story)
Jan 17, 2014
New location for Youth Music Project (Story)
Jan 10, 2014
Spring plays casts announced (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Anatomy of a relatable novel (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Speech and Debate brings home awards at weekend Oktoberfest tournament (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Teacher uses adversity to prepare students for life (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
Officer Blain McKean offers tips to prevent electronic thefts (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
Speech and Debate places at the Silverton Novice Invitational (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
How the government shutdown affects WLHS (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Senior only parking rumors dismissed (Story)
Jun 11, 2013
Pearl Bakery Takes The Cake (Story)
May 15, 2013
Students take advantage of expectations (Story)
May 07, 2013
West linn lions girls golf keeps rolling through the competition (Story)
Apr 29, 2013
Speech and Debate takes State (Story)
Apr 02, 2013
Poetry out loud helps enrich students learning (Story)
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