Homecoming Court: Madison Iwanjeko
by Jadyn Barker, Braeden D’Angelo, and Janie Natale
You might have seen her on the softball field playing third base or maybe you’ve caught her in action on the basketball court. Madison Iwanejko will walk across the football field as a member of the Shenango Homecoming Court on Saturday night.
Madison is excited for court for various reasons, especially because “It’s the one time of year where the school can really get together.” In addition to homecoming, “there is a ton of excitement [that comes] with the homecoming football game.”
One of the reasons Madi loves this community so much is because of the athletics. She is an active supporter of the sports at Shenango High School. “We’re always supporting each other in everything we do.”
If she’s not rooting for the Wildcats in the stands, she is playing for them. Madi has been playing softball since she was in second grade. Now, she even coaches the 10U Shenango softball team with Amy Delaney. She also plays travel softball for Silver Creek, which has made a big impact on her life.
Her success is due in part to her family being a true support system for her from a very young age. “[They] want me to do the best and be the best person I can be.”
Her family’s Lebanese background and traditions run deep. Her grandma, or Situ, inspired her and has been a role model for her from a young age. “She was the strongest person I knew.”
Her teachers and fellow students have had a large impact on her time at Shenango. Madi states, “[Teachers] are always willing to lend a helping hand.” A student who has inspired her is Riley Bruce, the 2021 Homecoming Queen. “[She] always makes you smile and gives you positive affirmations.”
Shenango High has shaped Madi and taught her a lot of valuable lessons, which she will take with her when she graduates. Madison’s future plans include going on to receive a four-year degree in nursing with the hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse.