After spending kindergarten through eighth grade at Immanuel, Madeline Blaney went on to Valparaiso High School.
“While school work was my top priority, the theater and choir departments at VHS and community theaters made my experience great. Transitioning to high school choir from Immanuel was effortless. I become Vice President in the high school’s top competitive concert choir and become a member of the exclusive show choir. I went on to become the only freshman to letter in Choir and my senior year I won Most Active Member,” said Madeline.
Madeline has a true passion for theater. She went one to star as Frenchy in “Grease!” and Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family”. “In community theater, I was able to star as in “Tammy” as the title role. Throughout her time in theater she was supported by her old friends and teachers at Immanuel. There was always a member of the congregation in the audience to see me perform” said Madeline.
Recently, Madeline was offered the opportunity to become a legislative intern in the Indiana House of Representatives. As an intern she was able to experience and participate in the entire democratic process of Indiana while also meeting the state’s leaders such as Governor Holcomb.
Madeline currently attends Loyola University in Chicago. She is a double major in Political Science and Spanish Literature, a member of the Interdisciplinary Honors College, President of Order of Omega and serves as on a board of her sorority as well as a Member at Large.
After graduating from Loyola, Madeline plans on attending law school. “Looking back, it is clear that I could not have accomplished what I have without my Immanuel experience. The teachers, my peers, and the church congregation supported me from the beginning. At Immanuel, I was never lost in the shuffle. I was given to the opportunity to develop a confidence in myself.” said Madeline.
Congratulations, Madeline. We are proud of you and will always be there to support you!