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Madeline Grant has had a whirlwind junior year so far. New school, new friends, new routines, and a trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference held recently in Indianapolis, IN. As busy as she is, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Madeline joined OLMA this fall after homeschooling for grades 8-10. She stepped right in and, in no time, felt right at home. Madeline credits her smooth transition to the special atmosphere at OLMA. “When I decided to go back to a regular school, I wanted to find something that wasn’t too big,” said Madeline. “As soon as I shadowed I knew OLMA was the place for me. So many people think that all-girls schools are very catty. I guess some may be, but that’s definitely not the case here. Everyone is extremely welcoming and friends span all grades.”
Madeline said that what she likes most are OLMA’s many traditions — from Sisterhood days, to Advent Angels, Ring Mass, and more. “I’m having a great time being an Advent Angel,” she said. “It’s fun seeing everyone really getting into it and enjoying the season.”
When she’s not in school, Madeline is very active in her Church. She serves as part of the core leadership team for the Our Lady of Peace youth group. That position paved the way for her to become part of the Diocese of Camden’s Youth Group. She was recently selected to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference where she introduced two of its featured speakers. “It was a great experience and I met people from all over,” she said. “My favorite part was Holy Hour when 24,000 of us were packed into Giant’s Stadium and in total silence.” Very cool.
This time next week, Madeline and her classmates will be celebrating Junior Ring Mass. When it comes to OLMA traditions, this is a big one, Madeline. Get set to share in a day of sisterhood that you will never forget.
Thanks for making us proud in Indianapolis. We are so glad you’re here.