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Madison Staten

It was 6 a.m. when Madison Staten, freshman, heard a strange rumbling noise coming from her family's RV. They were stopped for the night on their way to Yosemite, Calif. when everything took a turn for the worse. A colony of ants broke into the van and began to invade. Sewage backed up into the van.


“This nonsense all happened in a series of two hours,” Staten said.“We took a taxi and drove 50 miles back to the airport to get a rental car, and then we drove 50 miles back to the RV. It wasn’t that bad though,” Staten said,” I still had fun with my family. We went to a lodge after that. We went swimming and it was a blast.”


Adventure is in her range of interest. Staten wants to travel all over the world. Staten has always wanted to visit Paris and visit the Eiffel Tower.


“I used to have pictures of the Eiffel Tower all over the walls in my room. I loved the Eiffel tower and I still do,” Staten said. “Visiting the Louvre would be nice too.”


Staten hopes to incorporate her love of travel in to a job as a missionary. A missionary is a person, usually participating in a group, who travels to different places to help people in different countries or villages. A missionary keeps track of what they are doing to help and often write about their findings and doings. the reason why, is they do this to share with the world about what is happening in different parts of the continent.


Staten already has experience in writing. “I love to write. I keep journals full of free writing stories,” Staten said. She usually writes fictional stories, or newspaper articles. She even does some work for the West Linn Tidings in the opinion section. She works with 550 word columns about her views or facts like when she first became a freshman.


“I get to write about interesting little things and it’s fun,” Staten said. This occupation can be really helpful later on at her future occupations. Having jobs full of adventure is just what she is looking for.


“Writing and traveling overseas as an interviewer is what I want to proceed with,” she said.



Madison Staten, Reporter

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