Indiana Area Senior High School

High Arrow Staff Spotlight: Madeline Shirley


Madeline Shirley is a sophomore at IHS this year and is being highlighted as a staff member and Assistant Editor of the High Arrow due to all of the hard work that comes with the responsibility of being a part of the staff.

Maddie is involved in numerous activities and organizations and has several interests as well as a busy day-to-day schedule. 

Maddie is involved in the following clubs, sports, and organizations: Assistant Editor and Business Manager for the High Arrow,  part of the social media team for the High Arrow Twitter, SGA, Key Club, and she plans to join the cheerleading team in the spring. 

Maddie shared, “I like to take naps, hang out with friends, and go on late-night walks and bike rides. I also love fruit, especially mangos. I also enjoy my Newspaper Journalism class.”

After high school, Maddie isn’t entirely sure what she would like to do. She expressed, “I am having a hard time figuring out what I want to do after high school, but there are two main things I would like to do; be a Therapist or a college professor of US History.”

At home, Maddie has a large family including, two stepbrothers, two half-sisters, a half-brother, one full sister who is older, two birds, and a dog named Roxie. 

She has traveled to New York, Ocean City Maryland, Florida, Ohio, and the state of Indiana adding, “My favorite is Ocean City because we go to the beach every year there.”

She also spends a lot of time watching Netflix, as well as listening to music. Maddie expressed that right now some of her favorite shows include Shameless, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and Grey’s Anatomy.” She also added that her favorite songs right now are “All The Stars (with SZA),”  “Hotel” by Lawsy, and “These Days” by Mike.

Shirley has a very busy schedule with school, homework, The High Arrow, and balancing everything at home. She expressed what a day is usually like in her life, “I get up around 5:50 a.m. and leave the house by 6;50 a.m… Then, so I can sleep longer, I bring my makeup to school and do it in the bathroom before first period. Then I start my school day off with a study hall with Meghan Rummel and Deven Buterbaugh where we make a daily “fit check” video as well as a “What’s in my lunch?” video. Then I go to journalism and give Mr. Nath a hard time.”

“Later in my day, I end up in geometry, and geometry is my favorite class because not only is it fun, but Matt Lloyd is in there and he makes it more fun. Then after school, I usually go to my best friend Peyton’s house, and on nights that she has cheer practice, I make sure to always go support her. After that, I come home and shower and get ready for bed before doing my homework and actually going to sleep.”

[Photo by Meghan Rummel]

Meghan Rummel

Editor In Chief

Meghan is a senior and a fourth-year reporter for the High Arrow. She enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends, and writing. She is eager to continue learning new things while writing factual articles for the High Arrow.

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