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Madison Ferguson Honored

Madison Ferguson Honored

In May, HCS 2019 graduate and basketball player Madison Ferguson was honored at the IndyStar Sports Awards, which showcases the top high school athletes in Indiana. Madison was awarded the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Marion County High School Female Athlete Award for her leadership and commitment to influencing her community.

Madison was selected because of her work with Best Buddies, an organization that enables volunteers to befriend people with disabilities. After volunteering with Best Buddies International for years, Madison started a Best Buddies chapter at Heritage in 2017.

Student members usually meet at Gigi’s Playhouse, a local Down syndrome achievement center, for chapter meetings and buddy hangouts. Each student is paired with a buddy and is required to hang out at least twice a month. The buddies attend fun events throughout the year, including bowling nights and a trip to the pumpkin patch.

Madison loved seeing Heritage, Best Buddies, and Gigi’s Playhouse come together to make this chapter succeed.

“Our chapter has formed amazing friendships and is building a more inclusive and accepting community one friendship at a time,” she said.

Madison now attends IU and is continuing to work as a Best Buddies Officer through the IU chapter.