Class of 2018
Dual pageant with Miss Southwest
Pageant Date: TBA
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Box of Sweetness
Maddie is a 16-year-old high school junior at Shattuck St. Mary’s school in Faribault, MN. She is a national competitor on her school’s synchronized skating team, as well as a competitive ice dancer and figure skater. Maddie is also an accomplished ballet dancer and was accepted, at the age of 12, to the prestigious Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, PA. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, teaching dance classes, going to youth group, drawing, volunteering at Ruth’s House of Hope and other community events, and hanging out with her two younger brothers, Sean and Jack.
Maddie’s platform, Box of Sweetness, is a nation wide movement she started in 2016 which provides teenagers in hospitals around the country with care packages and encouragement. Box of Sweetness arose from her own experiences as a teenager facing frequent hospitalizations, battling a chronic intestinal condition. With a diagnosis, change in lifestyle, and on the road to recovery, Maddie was inspired to start a movement. Partnering with the Gillette Children’s Miracle Network and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, her movement has now grown nationwide and is in the process of becoming an official 501(c)3.
Through outreach with the Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen Organization, Maddie is energized to spread her message of encouragement that sometimes our adversities can become our greatest opportunities.