BATH TOWNSHIP — Madison Ward, 17, an incoming senior at Bath High School, is hoping to go into the nursing or engineering field when she graduates, but she’s still open to other possibilities.
But for now, she’s looking forward to her senior year.
“Going into our senior year, we should really enjoy it because this is our last year. We’re going to be all different places. We’ve been together for 13 years now, so this is probably going to be the last time we’ll see most people,” she added.
She’s involved in National Honor Society, Interact and Student Council.
During the summer, she works at a dude ranch in Montana.
“It’s a guest farm, horse ranch. A lot of people go and ride horses in the mountains and I clean there at the ranch throughout the summer,” said Ward.
So how did she land a great gig like that?
“I went there for vacation and I loved it there so I wanted to go back and applied,” she said.
Ward’s interest in the classroom are in the math and science areas.
“That’s something I think I want to do after high school like really mathematics wise, whether it’s engineering or health sciences. Those kind of both had me interested,” she said.
She’s leaning toward going to the University of Cincinnati if she pursues engineering.
“I went there a couple of years ago when my sister went there,” she said.
Ward is active on the Bath High School soccer team and is captain of the swim team.
“I started doing the 200 IM. It’s my event now. I kind of got thrown around everywhere for a while and did all of them until I found one that I liked,” she said.
She appreciates the life lessons she’s learned by participating in sports.
“A lot of leadership (skills) I feel I’ve picked up and learning how to work well with other people, whether you agree with them or not,” she said.
She’s also the executive producer of the Paw Print newscast at Bath High School.
“Every week we come out with a newscast. It’s about 15 to 20 minutes long and what I do is I write out scripts for it and then direct the people in it and edit it, straight to video,” she said.
She’s really enjoyed her experience at Bath High School.
“We have lots of opportunities here. Our teachers are heavily involved in helping you out,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.