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Madeline Darling Named Nicolet National Bank Triton Scholar of the Month

Madeline Darling, NDA 2019, has been selected as the first Nicolet National Bank Triton Scholar of the Month. The Nicolet National Bank Triton Scholar of the Month is selected at random among the Tritons of the Week for each month, and Darling has been chosen for the month of September 2018.

"I am very honored to have been chosen as the September Nicolet National Bank Triton Scholar of the Month. Nicolet National Bank does great things in the community, and I hope to do the same through the opportunities Notre Dame Academy has presented to me," said Darling.

Darling is the daughter of Craig and Megan. Her siblings are Patrick, NDA 2017, and Ryan, NDA 2022.

As the Nicolet National Bank Triton Scholar of the Month, Darling will receive a $50 gift. Nicolet Bank has also generously donated $2,500 to NDA to continue to support the academic successes of its students.

Madeline Darling, NDA 2019, works on her calculus homework in Mr. Geiser's classroom.

- Read Darling's Triton of the Week story below -

Madeline Darling, NDA 2019, is Triton of the Week for the week of September 17, 2018.

Darling has been chosen for the positive example she sets for her peers and for the dedication she has to the community. "Madeline is a positive example for her peers," said Mrs. Qiuhong Zhang, NDA Mandarin teacher. "She is not afraid to ask questions, meticulously reviews all study materials leaving no stones unturned, and makes admirable efforts instead of taking shortcuts."

Achieving the high honor roll all four years of high school, she has led a balanced life of academics, athletics, and volunteerism. Voted as the captain of the girls tennis team her senior year, Darling made state appearances during her junior year and was named first team all-conference each year of her high school tennis career.

"One of my favorite things about Madeline is the dedication and leadership she demonstrates on the tennis court, which translates into the classroom and community," said Ms. Kimberly Uelmen, admissions & marketing/communications manager at NDA. "She is a definite spark of light in our school community."

Darling is a member of the Chinese Club, ASTRA Service Club, and Math Club. She has also volunteered her time as a Miracle League Buddy helping children with mental and physical challenges to play baseball. She has also participated in multiple NDA and community mission trips, and has spent her summers working as a nanny for local families.

"Madeline has a strong sense of duty and teamwork," said Zhang. "As an active Chinese club board member, I have seen her work ethic and effectiveness at club events, for example, by organizing and helping the Chinese New Year celebration party run smoothly, while voluntarily staying afterwards to clean up."

Darling hopes to study nursing, architecture, or business at a four-year university, and she can be found this fall on the tennis court at NDA.

About Notre Dame Academy: Notre Dame Academy is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a co-ed Catholic high school founded by the Norbertine Order, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Diocese of Green Bay. NDA’s distinctive history embraces the more than 120-year foundation of St. Joseph Academy, Abbot Pennings High School and Our Lady of Premontre High School. NDA offers a globally focused education with a leading IB Diploma Program. Its high-caliber educational community is focused on outstanding learning and creating a lifetime of opportunity for all students.