Student spotlight

Travel loving student Madison Moore pursues her future

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“Live as much as I can each day,” said Madison Moore, 17, a Pierce student and a senior at Bonney Lake High School. Moore has taken that concept and ran with it – around the world.

Growing up in different states on the West Coast, Moore and her family moved from California to Washington when she was 10. She didn’t travel much in her younger years, but when she turned 16 all that changed. Her license meant her freedom, and Moore took advantage of that, traveling whenever she could. She’s been on a few road trips; her favorite was to Lake Tahoe with her boyfriend and his family, but the best state she’s visited is where she was born:  Oregon.

While Moore wasn’t old enough to make any memories in Oregon while she lived there, the second she visited the state she knew that that was her home. Between family and “good vibes and good people,” she has decided that she would like to live there one day when she settles down.

Moore sees a family in her future, and she expects it to be a fun one filled with travel. “A big thing with me is that I want my kids to experience things,” Moore said. There are no plans for that anytime soon, due to her adventurous spirit and drive for a better future for herself and her family.

While wanting to attend college for an undecided career, she also has plans to travel. In just a few short months, Moore plans on spending spring break in Hawaii with her family and her boyfriend, and is looking forward to swimming with the animals, and going to the beaches. It’s her first time traveling by plane, which will be a good practice flight for when she goes to England in the summer. Her boyfriend’s father is from England, and so she’ll have authentic experiences and guides throughout England.

After that where she goes will be a mystery, but places like Jamaica and Asia are on her bucket list. With connections in Asia, she hopes that traveling there will happen sooner rather than later.

“I want to go to anywhere in Asia that has pandas in the wild,” Moore said of her favorite animal.

“Since I’ve been a senior, I didn’t really think about how my life has gone. “Seventeen years just went by” she said thinking back on her life. “Life is short in that way, because we don’t always think like that. Make every moment count and let those that I love, know that I love them.

“I want to see as much as I can.”