This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Madilyn Sugars from Flanagan Cornell High School in Flanagan, IL. Nominator Amber Carls writes (lightly edited):

“Madilyn is a current senior and our Student Council president. She has seen the culture of our school improve over her four years, even with COVID causing disruption to our normal routine. She has made it her mission this year to make a great one and start new traditions. Our school started Senior Sunrise with her help and planning.”

How long have you been involved with Renaissance?

Four years.

What’s a favorite Renaissance moment for you?
Going to the Jostens Renaissance Regional Conference and getting to personally speak with Mike Smith.

How has Renaissance impacted your school’s culture?
Renaissance has taught us to not let our limitations stop us from having a rocking school year. We have pushed through COVID-19 and continued to stick together in our school as a whole and stay positive!

How has Renaissance affected you personally?
Renaissance has showed me you can’t fix what’s going wrong, you can only do your best to make right out of a situation.

What advice would you give to someone just starting with Renaissance?
I advise you to stick with it and keep an open mind! You would be surprised how much Renaissance will impact you and your school!


Madilyn will receive a water bottle and a lapel pin in recognition of her achievement.

To nominate someone in your school for the National Renaissance Student of the Month honor, click here.

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