Madeline Moore named Kiwanis Student of Month

Madeline Moore
Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy

The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club honored Kingsland High School senior Madeline Moore as its Kiwanis Student of the Month last Wednesday, Oct. 23.  Madeline is the daughter of Valerie Moore and Sam Moore. 

The 18-year-old is active in Student Council, Key Club, National Honor Society and golf.  Her past extracurricular activities include art club. 

“My favorite out of all of these would be golf because it is a sport that can be played at almost any age,” she said. “My favorite subject would be either math or Spanish, but I can’t choose one over the other.  My least favorite subject would be physics.”

She’s busy outside of school as she has worked at Kwik Trip in Spring Valley for more than a year-and-a-half.  “My favorite part about my job is that I have great coworkers that really help make the job easier by working as a team and caring for each other,” she said. 

She also helps the La Crescent Snowmobile Club because her dad is a board member and she loves snowmobiling, so commented that it’s a perfect fit.  She also loves playing basketball, volleyball, softball and golf as well as tubing and riding four-wheelers at her cabin. In her spare time, she said she also hangs out with friends or her sisters. 

Her favorite movies are any of the “Pitch Perfect” movies or “Grease” because she loves musicals, and her favorite book is “The Girl on the Train” because she loves thrillers and “this book kept me wanting to read on after every page, so I finished it in one sitting,” she said. 

Her musical tastes are focused mostly on pop, but she added she sometimes listens to country or rap. As far as taste, she commented she could live on pizza for the rest of her life, but her least favorite food is mashed potatoes. Her biggest pet peeve, she noted, is when people cut in line.

“If I could go to any country in the world, I would go to Greece because I have always wanted to go to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, and I love all the blue and white architecture and I want to see the historical sites in Athens,” she said. “If I could go to any state, I’d go to Hawaii because it’s a beautiful place and I want to see the different islands and Pearl Harbor.”            

She most admires her family as the three people she admires most are her mom, dad and sister, Haley.  “I admire my parents because of how hard-working they are, and I admire my sister because she’s in the military and it takes hard work and dedication to serve our country,” she said. 

“If I could do one thing to change the world, I would get more help to veterans because so many of them aren’t treated fairly and many are homeless,” she said. “For someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice, homelessness should not be the outcome.” 

Moore has post-graduation plans, but they’re not solidified just yet. When she was a kid, she wanted to be a teacher — and that thought is still present as she is leaning toward becoming a pharmacist, or a Spanish or math teacher.