Madison Flinders — 2017 high schooler who will change the world


Student: Madison Flinders
School: American Fork High School
Parents: John & Michele Flinders

At 5’1’’, Madison Flinders isn’t known for extreme power on the varsity tennis team. Her matches last two to three hours as she tires out her opponents with endurance and by being a “backboard.”

Mini-resume Student body president, 4.0, Academic All-State in tennis, Junior Class Activities, prom royalty, sophomore class president, Chamber Choir, performed in Carnegie Hall, Hope Squad, National Honor Society, Sub 4 Santa, LDS Young Womanhood Recognition.

Plans after high school BYU, LDS mission, get married, and become a mom.

Personal motto Life is good.

Advice for freshmen Stay on top of homework. Support every event, cheer loud and show school spirit. Respect teachers, administrators and students.

Guilty pleasure Granola bars.

Most common thing your parents say to you Have fun! Proud of you! Love you more!

No. 1 thing you’ve learned in high school We are all filled with unique hopes, dreams, insecurities and trials. We never know how our smile will bless someone else.

Best high school memory I had always wanted to be in a high school play, so I auditioned for the last show my senior year and loved living out one of my dreams.

Best advice you have received Don’t be too hard on yourself. Life is to be enjoyed not just endured.

Stress management Laugh, run, go outside, play the piano and talk to my mom.

How will you change the world? By uplifting others, I will be the change I wish to see in the world.

See all 22 of our 2017 “high schoolers who will change the world” here.

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