The November 2022 highschool student of the month at Ignite Christian Academy is 12th grader Madeline Szelmeczki, a member of the Blue Umbrella and National Honor Society President. During her time at ICA, Madeline was surprised to find the many ways she could receive help with something. She enjoys visiting the Academic Support Room or booking appointments with her teachers and was also surprised to see how many student interaction opportunities exist. She feels like she is part of a school and not just sitting in her room by herself. Upon graduation, Madeline will be attending Belhaven University as a dance major. She has been dancing for fourteen years and wants to teach dance after college.
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Funk nominated Madeline as the student of the month. Mrs. Smith stated that Madeline “exhibits natural grace and leadership in each Blue Umbrella staff meeting and is the kind of student I love to have in my classroom.” Mrs. Funk described Madeline as a student who “has set the standard as our Honor Society President this year. The meetings and slides she prepares are well thought out, engaging, and fun. She goes above and beyond and is a natural leader.”