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Name:  Madison Zavitz

Title: Miss Apopka

Date of Birth: February 22, 1995

 Education: Bowling Green State University Bachelor of Arts in Communication Honors, Cum Laude

Specializations: Musical Theatre & Acting/Directing Winter Park High School, International Baccalaureate

Platform Issue: Shine a Light Center Stage: Putting the Spotlight on Performing Arts

 Scholastic Ambition:To obtain a Master’s in Musical Theatre and Acting.

  Career Ambition:To travel and perform professionally, eventually opening a performing arts school.

Talent: Musical Theatre Vocal – “Journey to the Past”

 Scholastic Honors: Dean’s List; 2017 Outstanding Senior in Theatre; Grant in Aid in Acting Recipient;

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement

Leadership Roles: Girl Scout Assistant Troop Leader; International Community School Thespian Troupe Advisor; BGSU Hall Council-Events Coordinator; Supervised 40 BGSU students competing at the American College Theatre Festival; House Manager and Girl Scouts Event Chair for Kappa Delta Sorority at BGSU, Costume Crew Head for various BGSU productions 

Accomplishments: Traveled two years with the National Broadway Tour of Annie; Finalist at the American College Theatre Festival;

13-year member of Girl Scouts and Recipient of Bronze, Silver and Gold Award; Performed as a Principal Character in six BGSU main stage productions

 Interesting Facts: Performed Annie 444 times while on tour; Traveled to 48 US states; Voted “Most Likely to be Famous” of her high school senior class;
Enjoys searching for Hidden Mickeys; Proficient in American Sign Language; Tried Pickle Pizza this summer and went back for seconds!

Employment: Performer at Universal Studios Orlando;
Technical and Artistic Intern with The House of Dancing Water in Macau;
Drama Teacher at the International Community School;
Photographer at Walt Disney World

 What three words best describe you? Empathetic, Resilient and Authentic

Why I should be Miss Florida: I knew growing up that I wanted to be Miss Florida.  I was the “Little Sister” to Ericka Dunlap, who served as a wonderful mentor.  I saw the positive effect the Miss Florida Organization had on so many young women, and in return, the impact they made on their communities.  I want to be the next Miss Florida to inspire young performers to follow their dreams!  By participating in the Miss America Organization, I am showing the next generation of singers, dancers, and musicians the importance of our art. Thanks to the numerous scholarships presented through our local, state and national pageants there are many opportunities to finance an education in the performing arts.