Madison Lake is a 2023 graduate of Franklin County High School. Madi is the daughter of Darian and Beth Lake. She has a twin sister, Maci, and a younger brother, Cole. Madi has spent 10 years in 4-H, enrolled in the Horse and Pony project. During school, Madi was involved in many extracurriculars including MCATZ Council, FFA, Bleacher Bums, National Honor Society Secretary, Class Officer, Soccer, and others. In her free time, Madi likes to spend time with her brother Cole, show her horse at open shows in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and spending time shopping and hanging out with friends. In the fall, Madi Plans to attend Indiana University Bloomington to study molecular biology with a minor in either chemistry or Spanish with hopes of becoming a Physician Assistant specializing in pediatrics.
Jacoba Hensley is 18 years old and has just graduated from Franklin County High School. Her family members include her parents Mark and Mary Jo Hensley, her twin brother Zach, and her two younger sisters Jaymi and Mayla. She also has two dogs; a chocolate lab named Hoss and a corgi named Ziva. Jacoba participated in many different activities including band as a tuba/sousaphone player, drama club/the spring musical, FCA, Students for Life, Youthquake, MCATS, NHS, Book Club, the Student Improvement Committee, and 4-H, where she is currently finishing her tenth year. Her current plans are to attend DePauw University in the fall to major in cellular and molecular biology with a minor in Spanish on the pre-Med track. Her goal is to eventually become a pediatrician oncologist and work at a teaching hospital in order to teach others.
Paityn Freese is a recent graduate of Franklin County High School and the daughter of Michael and Misty Freese. She has spent 7 years in 4-H. During this time, her main project has been Horse and Pony, but she also dabbled in photography for 3 years. Paityn was also involved in many school activities. She served as president and founder of Students for Life, vice president of the Book Club, FCA student board, MCATS, and National Honor Society. She spends her free time working with horses, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends. In the fall, Paityn plans to attend Purdue University. There, she will double major in political science and natural resources, and environmental science. After receiving her bachelor's degree, Paityn plans on attending law school and pursuing a career in environmental law.