Some high school students make their mark in the classroom,
others find athletic success, many will make an impact
through service and leadership. Covenant Day School senior
basketball player Madeline Crumpler has found a way to succeed
in all three areas during her four years of high school.
The daughter of Jonathan and Erica Crumpler plays basketball
for the Lions and has been a member of the starting lineup
for all four seasons.
Madeline has served as a team captain for the last two years
while playing shooting guard. To date she has made 178 career
three pointers. This season alone, Madeline is averaging
11.9 points per game with 3.4 three pointers made per game.
She ranks inside the top ten in North Carolina in three pointers
and in the top 100 nationally according to Max Preps.
Madeline has learned many lessons on the court in high
school and says her top lesson is, “I’ve learned how to work
hard, have compassion and be a good teammate: both by
leading and following.”
Moving inside the classroom, Madeline has worked very
hard to balance her time commitments and achieve success.
She has recorded an overall grade point average of 4.4. For
her senior year to date, Madeline is checking in with a 5.05 weighted grade point
average. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish
Honor Society and the Beta Club.
Her classroom work has led Madeline to apply to ten colleges; including
UNC-CH, Georgia, Duke, William and Mary and Emory. She would like to study
Median and Journalism.
In addition to basketball and books, Madeline has found joy in serving others.
She has been part of some amazing missions work over
the last few years.
Madeline is a founder of Restore 525 that engineers and
builds aquaponics systems in Haiti and partners with Mission
of Hope International School to teach aquaponics curriculum.
Madeline worked on building an aquaponics system
in Grand-Goâve, Haiti as well as a prototype system in
Matthews, North Carolina. Her team of volunteers developed
science curriculum to teach students in Haiti.
She also worked with Project 658 in the summer tutoring
department to help inner city and refugee children to
improve their reading skills in preparation for academic acclimation
into local schools.
Madeline’s passion for helping others led her to AIC Kijabe
Hospitals this past summer. Madeline initiated contact
to develop her own internship by connecting with doctors in
“I was able to produce patient education videos in Swahili
and English to show in the waiting rooms of several Kenyan
hospitals. I spent three weeks in Kijabe, Kenya where
I worked closely with a team of doctors and patients to make
over an hour of medical content videos. I was also able to spend time shadowing
doctors in the Pediatric ICU unit.”
As you can see, well-rounded is an adjective that certainly fits Madeline
Crumpler. The South Charlotte Sports Report congratulates Madeline on her
hard work in the classroom, on the basketball court and all across the world.
We wish her the very best going forward as she finds a way to make the world a