Class of 2018
Dual Pageant with Miss Bemidji
Director: Angie Pagnac
Pageant Date: September 22, 2018
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Project Choice
Madison will graduate this May summa cum laude from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior and a Minor in Communications. Madison has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the highly regarded John Baggs Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to one student annually who demonstrates a commitment to community service and creative ability in writing and public relations.
In addition to being a full time student, Madison was the Public Relations intern for Grandma’s Marathon last year, and had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of one of the most iconic events in Minnesota! Most recently, Madison was a Career Services intern for the College of St. Scholastica where she assisted students with resume and cover letter writing. She also represented Career Services at school open houses, and created and managed content for their social media pages.
Madison has been a dancer for 17 years, and she’s not stopping anytime soon! Her dance background includes: competitive studio dance for Elite Dance Productions, where she won several first place platinum solo awards. During high school, Madison was a member of the Hermantown Hawks Dance Team, being elected as senior captain, and selected for the prestigious Minnesota All-State dance team. Madison continued her dance career at St. Scholastica, also being elected senior captain and choreographer. Madison loves jazz dance and 70’s music, and she can’t wait to “groove” on the Miss Minnesota stage!
Madison is a community steward, advocate for children, author, and creator of her personal platform “Project Choice”. The “Project Choice” program has three objectives: Ensuring that all children have access to healthy foods, fostering a love for exercise and an active lifestyle, and teaching kids to make conscious choices. She has achieved those objectives by working with Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, where she volunteers, is a #GiveHealthy Ambassador and organizes her own food drives. Madison is a published author of the children’s book “Choosy Suzy and Lazy Larry”. All net proceeds from the sales of her book are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Madison is also proud to have partnered with The Young Athletes Foundation. The foundation’s main focus is to promote and inspire the growth of young athletes. Madison often volunteers at the SaturdayMorning at the Races events, which provides indoor winter opportunities for kids to stay active. In the summer months, she can be found working with the kids at the Wednesday Night at the Races, which attracts an average of 500 children each week, and where all kids are champions!
Additionally, Madison has volunteered countless hours in her community with other charitable organizations that are dear to her including: The Special Olympics, The Boys and Girls Club, and The Salvation Army to name a few.
Some interesting facts about Madison: She can say the alphabet backwards in less than 10 seconds, she is learning to ride a unicycle, and she once jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Superior mid-winter for charity!
Follow Madison's journey to the Miss Minnesota stage on Facebook @MadisonReynoldsMissNL18, and on Instagram @miss.northern.lakes.18.