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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: Madolyn Kenner

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Kate Wallace
Madolyn Kenner recently competed in the PA State 4-H Horse competition.

Madolyn is definitely too cool for school! (Kate Wallace)

Madolyn Kenner, a sophomore at Bellwood-Antis,  recently competed in a state championship for horse riding outside of school.

Madolyn excels at her passion, qualifying three times for districts and two times for states. “Unfortunately, I didn’t get to qualify for states last year due to a season ending injury,” Madolyn commented. She has also received many winnings at local horse shows and horse clubs.

To get to the competition she recently took part in, the PA State 4-H Horse Show, Madolyn first had to place well enough at the county level show which qualified her for districts. After placing top three for all of the events there, she was then qualified for states.

We asked Madolyn to discuss how grading works at the state level competitions. “At the state show you are judged on many different things, all depending on what discipline you’re riding and whether it’s English or Western.”

I also really want to teach younger kids to ride and hopefully get them to states.

— Madolyn Kenner

English and Western events are judged on how the horse moves, and how well the rider can control it. The only event not judged is barrel racing, since it is timed so the fastest wins.

Madolyn states her biggest motivation is being a role model for the little kids in her 4-H club that look up to her. She says they make her want to work harder so she can help them learn to ride.

Madolyn’s biggest goal is to win district and state championships, “I also really want to teach younger kids to ride and hopefully get them to states.”

Her biggest advice to those who would like to pursue horse riding is to not let the tough moments drag you down, and to work hard and and stay confident.

”I hope to continue riding through the rest of high school,” Madolyn said about her future plans, “and I hope to get into Penn State University for nursing or equine science and be selected for their equestrian team.” She also plans on becoming a riding trainer after college.

In addition to showing horses, Madolyn also works with lambs and pigs at the state farm show every January. Great job Madolyn!

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Kate Wallace Grade 12 Years in Blueprint: 2 What do you hope to do this year: I hope to apply to Penn State and keep my grades up in school. Outside activities: Hiking and baking for my family. Why did you take Blueprint: I have always had a passion for writing, and I want to be involved with my school.  

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    KarynNov 7, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    So very proud of your accomplishments.Artical made me cry. Love you aunt Karyn

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