In the final weeks leading up to Graduation Day 2020, EAB will celebrate each of its Seniors via the Senior Spotlight. Though many of the Senior Traditions cannot happen this year, the High School Faculty is committed to making sure each member of the Class of 2020 knows how much they have meant to this school and how proud we are of them. Today, the Senior in the spotlight is Maddy Holman.
Maddy has been a proud and dedicated Bull since arriving on campus in ninth grade. A stalwart of the EAB stage, Maddy has many happy memories to choose and would find it "hard to even come close to choosing a single favourite memory". But she believes that when she thinks back on EAB, she will recall Field Days foremost, because they "always embody what she has come to love about EAB". Building a "tribe" through teamwork, she recalls "madly cutting up paper", marching around, "ploughing through soccer games", shooting hoops and crazy choreography "all while laughing". The close friendships that Maddy developed became better during these days; she believes that this is the thing she will miss most about EAB. Ever thoughtful, Maddy believes the separation from her pals over the last months have "taught her how to not take our relationships...for granted". Many of her lasting friendships were formed during theatre productions. Maddy considers her life has been "undoubtedly changed" by Ms Riley's shows. Theatre has "become the most important outlet" for Maddy. Her varied roles allowed her to develop "a different Maddy", one who confidently belted out tunes as Fiona in Shrek, while delivering superbly nuanced performances in Shakespeare and Moliere productions. Maddy feels this all led to her growth "as a person".
Maddy's teachers have seen she is "committed to growth", considering Maddy bold, talented and strong. She impressed her teachers with her enthusiasm and excitement about learning. Her "love of literature...and reading" also impressed her teachers. Maddy's respectful attitude towards her peers and teachers is commmendable. She is also able to stand her "ground when others disagreed" with her, showing her inner strength and courage. She is thanked for "making a difference" in Brazil through her involvement in CAS and NHS.
Maddy herself would like to thank her family and friends, or her "number one cheerleaders" as she aptly phrases it. She would also like to thank Ms Kate Riley because she always knew Ms Kate was there for her. Also, Maddy would like to thank Mr Jones for "regularly having another book recommendation on hand".
Following graduation, Maddy will start at Brigham Young Univerity where she might major in nursing, elementary education or graphic design. We recommend she go for education (but we are somewhat biased). What we do know is that Maddy will give 100% to whatever she decides upon. Thank you, Maddy, for the performances and passion you brought to EAB.