Upward Bound has huge influence in Madison Stillman’s life

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For this week’s Academic All-Star, KLEW News Reporter Armen Araradian goes downriver to Lapwai High School. He introduces us to one student who keeps a smile on her face no matter how little free time she has.

Lapwai High School senior Madison Stillman likes to keep busy.

"I'm in BPA, FFA, Yearbook, and... I think that's it,” said Stillman.

She’s also on volleyball and cheer team. Despite having close to no available time in her schedule, she has a 3.94 GPA.

After graduation she wants to stick in the area, and go to North Idaho College. She has her future plans pretty well laid out.

Stillman said, "I would like to get my Associates Degree in medical transcription, and then hopefully come back to Lewiston and work at Tri-State and be the manager of the records department."

Madison’s eyes were opened two summers ago when she was able to go to Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama to tour colleges with her school.

That program is Upward Bound.

"It just really helps our students just get involved and get ready especially because we're such a little town that you know not a lot of people get out and go to college, so we have a lot of first year college students."

She said seeing schools like Vanderbilt University made her strive higher to meet her goals.

So congrats Madison, you’re this week’s Academic All-Star.

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