2016 Vinson Orthodontics $500 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations for our 2016 Vinson Orthodontics $500 Scholarship Winner: Madison Gladwell!


Madison graduated from Corinth Holders High School in 2016 with a weighted cumulative GPA of 4.65. Throughout her high school career, she was active in her school and community. Her extracurricular activities have included Varsity Basketball and soccer. She has also received numerous honors and awards such as : academic all conference, principal’s list, Coach’s award, All conference player, scholar graduate, high honors graduate and National Honor Society just to mention a few. She will attend Meredith College in the fall where she received a four year renewable Honors College Scholarship. An excerpt from Madison’s winning essay is included below.

“If I Had Three Wishes…What Would I Wish For and Why?”

By Madison Gladwell

As a child, one of my favorite games to play was the “Three Wishes” game. My friends and I would pick the top three things we wanted most. The answers to this question at that age consisted mostly of trips to Disneyland, becoming princesses, or, in my case, becoming a private detective like Nancy Drew. I’ve grown significantly since that time, and as I’ve grown, my wants and needs have changed- even though I still think Nancy Drew is awesome. My three wishes would be for more patience, a neighborhood park, and for everybody to always feel loved.

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