Madelyn Elizabeth Witkoski

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  • January 12, 2024
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This year’s St Pauline Scholar is Madelyn Witkoski. Madelyn is an active member of Divine Redeemer Parish in Mount Carmel where she has participated with her sisters in singing for the Christmas masses. She also helped the sisters make decorations and completing other tasks for the church as a student at Holy Spirit School. She is currently in the ACE Program at Bloomsburg University and will enter college in the fall having amassed 33 credits, giving her the option of entering college as a sophomore. She serves as the Secretary of the Class of 2017 and as President of Peer Mediation. Maddy is a National Honor Society student and is consistently on the Distinguished Honor Roll. She is also a Thing Big student leader, a program that has raised thousands of dollars for Geisinger’s Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital. She also spends time with the Art Club, Reading Club, Interact Club, Science Club, Future Teachers of America and the Future Nurses of America. She is planning to attend Kutztown University to pursue a degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Athletically, Madelyn has been active in soccer, basketball, softball, and track and field. It is as a four-year letter winner in track and field that Madelyn has made her mark as a discus and shot performer. Her coach, Ana Ditchey says; “her work ethic, attitude and leadership will help her become a vital member of this year’s team. Her best season is yet to come and I see big things in her future as we approach the start of her senior season.” She placed 6th as freshman, second as a sophomore, and 4th as a junior in the discus at the District IV meet, with the second place finish qualifying her for the PIAA State Championship meet in 2015. She has a personal best of 118’1” in the discus and 33’1” in the shot and will serve as a captain for the 2017 season. She has competed in USATF since she was 13 and qualified for the National Championships at Aggie Stadium in North Carolina. She was undefeated in junior high track in both the shot and discus.

Witkoski also lettered in soccer as a sophomore and has added softball to her resume recently, even though it is very difficult to do both during the spring season. Her future plans are to throw the discus in college.

Madelyn is the daughter of Karen and Jeff Witkoski of DenMar Gardens. She is the oldest of four including Reed, 14, Rachel, 12, and Katie, 12.

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