• Mary Harrison

The Scoop: sophomore Madison DeVoux

Madison, Sophomore class president, is pictured here getting ready to give the announcements.

At Cairo High School, as in the Grady County community, there are many different leadership roles for students to fill. Here at The Red & Black, we want to use “The Scoop” to highlight high schoolers who step-up to set an example for their peers, from Students of the Week to club officers. One of these exceptional students is Madison DeVoux, Sophomore class president and CHS afternoon announcer. Here’s the scoop on Madison and her activities at CHS.

Madison is 16 years old and in the 10th grade. She says she lives with her mother, Nicole Lamoute, in the City of Cairo.

In addition to regular high school academics, the 16-year-old says she began taking dual enrollment classes last summer through Southern Regional Technical College. Madison’s favorite class has been an Honors English course by her favorite teacher, CHS English teacher Mrs. Morgan Henrique.

"Grandma" Madison dances to a popular TikTok at the recent high-school Black History Month assembly.

Elected Sophomore class president in the fall of 2019, Madison says her favorite thing about her position is “how in touch [she is] with the rest of [her] classmates.”

Madison is also president of the CHS Student Advocates for Georgia Education (SAGE), with duties such as emceeing SAGE’s recent Black History Month programs and sharing a Black History Fact of the Day on the announcements every morning in February.

“[SAGE] is the reason I’m a better student, … a better friend, … a better leader," Madison shared.

"It has inspired me to look into different fields of education, and I’ve learned so much about college and, just, how to be a professional.”

Pictured second from the left with her fellow SAGE officers.

February also marked the beginning of Madison’s official role as afternoon announcer at the high school, a position she has filled-in for many times. The Sophomore is also involved in the Cairo Youth Council, CHS Key Club, and has been a JV Syrupmaker cheerleader for 2 years.

As well as activities at school, Madison volunteers with her mother’s ministry Saving Grace, which helps victims of domestic violence. She recently started tutoring kids at the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club, and also coaches aspiring CHS cheerleaders. On the weekends, Madison attends Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo, where she uses her oratory skills to share the Sunday morning announcements.

Madison is pictured here with Mr. Jevar McGhee, guest speaker at the community-wide Black History Month program that she emceed.

In her free time, Madison says she loves to listen to music, jog, and enjoy smoothies from Cairo’s Delicious Delights.

Madison shares that, after graduating from CHS in 2022, she plans on attending Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to earn an undergraduate degree in either psychology or engineering. She then wants to study law at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and become a patent lawyer. In pursuit of her lawyering goals, Madison recently job-shadowed Cairo attorney Mr. Gabriel Ridley for a day.

Here, Madison is pictured with attorney Mr. Ridley on Job-Shadowing Day earlier in February.

Madison shared that her favorite quotation is by rapper J. Cole: “There’s no such thing as a life that’s better than yours.”

“It’s my favorite quote because I think it’s very important not to compare yourself to other people, not to compare your life to other people’s lives."

"Because at the end of the day, the way you’re brought up, the things you experience, are what make you, YOU.”

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