The Lucketts Ruritan Club awarded $3,500.00 to Maddison Devine toward her studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she was accepted into the Honors Program as a double major in the fields of neuroscience and psychology. Her fascination with the brain and how it functions has evolved since early childhood. Maddison’s field of study choice solidified after losing her mother to cancer that had metastasized to her brain. With the loving support of her family, she has learned to channel her circumstances into the pursuit of excellence in academics, mental health advocacy, sports management, and to use her natural talent for acting and art to have fun!
Maddison graduated from Tuscarora High School with a GPA of 4.28, with AP classes in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Literature under her belt. In addition to her leadership and community engagement, she was inducted into the prestigious National Honor Society in recognition of her academic achievements.
Although Maddison describes herself as “always the child with her nose in a book,” she also found time for non-academic activities. As one of five managers for the Tuscarora High School Co-Ed wrestling team, Maddison refined her natural leadership skills to encourage and support the wrestlers. She was in charge of scoring, the organization of timelines and emails, singlet distribution and numbering, weigh-ins, and the logging of statistics for each team member.