May 22, 2014 in Washington Voices

Connections make dreams come true

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Medical Lake’s Majestic Tschabold-Grant poses for a photo in Medical Lake. The senior is the Associated Student Body president and co-captain of the cheer team.
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In her freshman year, Majestic Tschabold-Grant made a vision board of everything she wanted to accomplish during her high school career with pictures representing goals and milestones such as getting her first job, her driver’s license, her first car, joining cheer squad and the track and field team.

The vision board still hangs in her bedroom four years later – and she has accomplished all of those goals, and more, during her years at Medical Lake High School.

She is the school’s Associated Student Body president and cheerleading co-captain. She is also a Lilac princess, and it was while she was attending a Lilac event at KHQ that she got a chance to try her hand at her dream job, meteorology.

Tschabold-Grant, whose middle name is Storm, dreams of going into broadcast journalism – more specifically meteorology.

She has loved connecting with people her entire life. “I like meeting new people, talking to them,” she said. “I just like hearing their stories and why they are doing what they’re doing.”

She is very passionate about reaching out to others. She volunteers by visiting veterans and feeding the homeless. “You can really impact somebody,” she said.

She loves giving back through volunteerism because she believes that it is the community of Medical Lake and the high school that have made her the person she is today, whether it be a neighbor helping her change a tire or a teacher and mentor helping her discover what her strengths are.

“They were there to help me,” she said. “I’m really grateful for my community. I think Medical Lake is such a great place to grow up.”

Although Tschabold-Grant has loved growing up in Medical Lake, she’s ready to explore the wider world. As a first-generation college student, she looks forward to attending Seattle University for her first two years and then wants to transfer to Syracuse University in New York to focus on broadcast journalism. She has no hesitation in going after what she wants in life. “I’m not the type of person to sit around and do nothing,” she said. “I like making things happen.”

Tschabold-Grant plans to make another vision board for her college career. It will help keep her focused on everything she wants to accomplish, but it is apparent that the drive towards excellence is something that is already an innate part of her character.

“My accomplishments are a result of my own doing and what I really wanted to do and pursue,” she said.

Someday, as a result of her hard work, Tschabold-Grant may be appearing on your local news channel letting you know what to expect for the day.


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