Madison Gladys has a great sense of compassion. The Argyle High School senior serves as Co-President of the Challenge Day Club, an anti-bullying group at Argyle High School designed to help all students feel included.
“I think it was my seventh or eighth grade year, the Challenge Day club came to our school, and it was an eye opening experience,” Gladys said. “You think you know everybody, buy you find out so much more about some people. I have experience with being bullied in elementary and middle school. Once I reached high school, though, I stopped taking it.”
Gladys also helped form a younger Challenge Day Club at the Intermediate school last year, and is also a member of the National Honor Society and an athletic trainer.
“I think I get this from my parents and the way I was raised,” Gladys said. “My mom’s a huge contributor to our community, and I am kind of following in her footsteps.”
Gladys said she is able to stay on top of everything be being extremely organized.
“I am very OCD,” Gladys said. “Everything has to be organized and has to be color-coded.”
The Argyle teen also holds down a part time job while maintaining a top 10 place in her graduating class.
When Gladys said she imagines her life 20 years from now, she has some definite ideas about where she would like to be.
“I am planning to go to college to become a physical therapist,” Gladys said. “I think that in 20 years I would like to on my way to having my own practice, having a family and maybe even doing missionary work with a friend.”
Gladys is a member of Argyle United Methodist Church and said what she has enjoyed the most about her time at Argyle High School is the teachers, who have always been there for her.
Gladys has a 104 grade point average and plans to attend TWU in the fall.
Person Who Most Inspires Me: Mother and Grandmother
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Athlete: Nastia Liukin or Nick Ralston
Favorite Food: Watermelon and Pineapple
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Last Book Read: A Tale of Two Cities
Favorite Type of Music: Country