Silas Madsen

Silas Madsen

In this Senior Spotlight, meet Silas from the United States of America, who attended ICSB for 11 years (skipping 9th grade Covid year).

What have you been involved in at ICSB? 

Middle School: Choir and Band, Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Musical, Chapel team

High School: Choir and Band, Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field, High School Musical, National Honor Society, Student Council, and Student Leadership Conference students.

Share about a teacher(s) and how they have impacted you positively.

Mr. Anderson was my P.E. teacher for some of my late elementary years and some Middle School years. He has helped me grow in my faith, from Danube Youth Group to time together playing board games and deep talks. He was such an engaging person and knew how to reach out to kids and make us think and process God's Word.
Additionally, Miss Stobbe and Miss Nelson were two elementary teachers of mine (1st and 4th grade) who have had a good influence on me and really enjoyed not only teaching me but also talking with me. My mom would invite them over among other teachers, and we used to play a dancing game on the XBOX with them.

What’s your favorite thing or memory about ICSB?

When I was in 8th grade, Mr. Kelley invited my whole class to come over to watch a movie at his house once a month every month of the school year. Each month, the year the movie was made would increase by a decade, starting in the 1920s. Those were a good time for my class, and there was a good discussion about the movies afterward. The movies were all really fun to watch, too. I also really enjoyed doing the Middle School musical "Beauty and the Beast" in 7th grade. I really got to get closer with friends, and I really enjoyed playing Cogsworth.

What has been the highlight of your senior year?

I would have to say the highlight of my senior year (unless the senior trip tops it later) would have to be the Banquet, or if you want, Iridescent Evening. It was just such a blast hanging out with friends with pre-banquet pictures, the Banquet itself, including the partying and Junior gift, and, of course, the after-party. Banquet every time has been such a blast, but I have also really enjoyed this one a lot.

What are some of the ways you’ve grown since you first came to ICSB?

Since I've been here since the first grade, you could say I've grown in more ways than one. One very important thing to learn, I think, in school is to love learning, and I think I've definitely grown in that way. I have become more fascinated by things that don't usually catch my interest at first, such as history and English learning, but I have enjoyed challenging myself by stepping up my knowledge, like in math classes and music electives. I have also grown more in understanding for other people's cultures and stories and hearing their perspectives, which is very important for our world today.

Will you be attending college next year?


Which school will you attend?

Cedarville University

What will be your major or area of focus?

Most likely, Education