Madison Staten
Adventure, travel and screenplay writing all make up the life of Madison Staten, sophomore. In addition to Journalism she is also taking Advanced Placement United States history, Advanced Algebra and Chemistry. After Staten works through her hard course load, her free time is spent with her family and free writing.

This summer on her sixteenth birthday Staten’s family surprised her with a sudden trip to Disneyland.

“The best part about [the surprise] was my sisters’ reaction,” Staten said. “I was so excited to be able to spend time with my family. We are all close.”

Traveling has led Staten to her future, one of her life goals is to be an overseas correspondent. Her main life goal of helping through writing will most likely lead her to all facets of life.

“I like being in the action and getting the inside scoop,” Staten said.

Although writing professionally is a goal for Staten she also enjoys free writing in her spare time.

Staten writes screenplays as a hobby, something she wishes to continue throughout her adult life. Her passion for writing led her to journalism where she hopes to develop positive change in the program. She wants the publication to have a voice, show the student side of the story, and help solve problems within the school. Other ideas include having text alerts and podcasts.

“Not everybody is perfect, we just have to learn to be better people,” Staten said. Helping people is one of her biggest moral codes.

Helping locals in Oregon is also a big goal for Staten. She wants to be able to help the Oregonians instead of always giving to international foundations. That way she can work from the inside out, starting small and helping one person at a time. Giving back comes naturally as she has been very religious her whole life.

No matter what Staten is doing whether it is missionary trips, helping locals, or getting the inside scoop she always wants to lend a helping hand. Staten loves life and loves writing, making sure that the world is a better place. All because of Staten and her caring helping side.

Madison Staten, Staff Writer

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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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