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Grove Farm Scholar

Madison Silva

2024 Grove Farm Scholar

Madison Silva

Willamette University

Madison Silva is a Kapaʻa High School graduate and will attend Willamette University to study biology with the goal of becoming a physician or surgeon. She participated in Chaminade University’s early college dual enrollment program and also gained practical experience at Wilcox Hospital via their Nurse Aid Program. Madison credits her teacher Kara Kitamura for inspiring her to pursue healthcare, instilling a love of learning, and supporting her in her studies.

Known for her determination and work ethic in both academics and athletics, Madison loves to challenge herself and is always willing to take on tasks that others may not want to do. Her leadership and dedication are sure to drive her success in the medical field and inspire those around her.

Life hasn’t always been easy for Madison, but she will not let that diminish her spark. Her fierce competitiveness and personal drive are evident in the way she tackles life. “Madison has had many challenges in life that could have brought most young adults down,” Ms. Kitamura said. “Instead, she has flourished in spite of them.” Ms. Kitamura’s encouragement to work hard and excel academically has resulted in Madison being the first in her family to attend college!