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Teen Spotlight: Maddie Grace Wingard

stats: 16, Junior at Alabama Christian Academy


  • All-American Cheerleader
  • Distinguished Young Woman Little Sister
  • Glitz and Gowns Youth Representative
  • Principal Award Recipient

quotable: “Live in the NOW. Make NOW the most precious time because NOW will never come again.”

her story: Maddie Grace shared her favorite thing about attending Alabama Christian Academy is the teachers and the variety of instruction received in the classroom. She especially enjoys collaborating with classmates on assigned class projects. She is on a competitive all-star cheer team at Bama Blaze Elite Cheer, is a varsity cheerleader at ACA, is a member of the pep club, and is actively involved in her youth group at University and Dalraida Church of Christ. She is a member of the Spanish and National Honor Societies, was a Middle School Homecoming Attendant, 8th grade Princess, and Drama Award recipient. She had this advice for incoming freshmen, “Don’t be too critical of yourself, just do your best, and accept that your best is enough.”

what’s next: Maddie Grace shared that she wants to become a small animal veterinarian after she graduates. When asked what sparked this interest, she answered, “Ever since I was young, I have had a love for animals of all types so I want to help them in every way I can. I’ve also always been interested in the medical field and this gets to combine both of my interests.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: Maddie Grace is proud that her family members are supportive of each other and that they are there to offer encouragement and support in all interests.

parent’s perspective: Her parents expressed “We have three children and all of them are unique and special in their own way, but Maddie Grace sure does love life and is quick to laugh and love. We admire her independent nature. She always finds a way to accomplish what she wants in life and doesn’t give up.”

parent-to-parent: David and Dana Wingard had this advice for other parents, “Be available and always here for them, support their interests and above all love them.

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