Madison Costello

Cape Henlopen High School

Nomination Statement

“Madison Costello, daughter of Sean and Jennifer Costello of Lewes, is a perfect combination of intellect, diligence, and passion! She is a very independent and determined learner, as shown by her heavy course load of honors, Advanced Placement, and Academic Challenge courses. She has participated in extracurricular activities including serving as a treasurer for the National Honor Society and attending Honors County Band. She is ranked number one in her graduating class with a GPA of 4.191. Madison is still considering her college choices but plans to major on chemical engineering.”

“My parents have always taught me to not just memorize information but to understand the ‘why’ behind it. To understand why something happened, why a formula works, and why something is important. This has pushed me to go beyond surface knowledge in order to gain a deep understanding about everything I am interested in. It drives me to be curious and to throw myself into a topic, always looking for connections.”