PREP BOWLING: ‘Keep God first in everything you do’: Fairview’s Madison Kovar reflects on Aggie years

Fairview’s Madison Kovar. (Courtesy of Madison Kovar)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview’s Madison Kovar was a part of the Aggies bowling team for two years and was in the FCCLA, Student Council, and the Key Club during her time at Fairview High School. She had an amazing experience being a part of some great clubs and talked about some of her favorite memories.

“Being part of clubs was kind of like being part of a second family. You formed bonds with other kids that are older and younger than you, and that have a different lifestyle than you. Being in clubs and on a team, you learn so much more than what high school teaches you. You learn how to work with your peers and you learn how to work with people outside the walls of Fairview,” Kovar said. “In FCCLA, we competed in multiple cookoffs and it was just a great experience, because I made memories with my best friends and people I didn’t really know. My favorite bowling memory has to be when we went to Tuscaloosa for Regionals.”

Madison learned a very important thing during her time bowling and she bowled for some great coaches.

“I learned that it takes a team to get you to where you want,” she said. “My coaches were two of the best people. I know they always made sure everyone was okay and they always pushed me to do my best. I knew if I ever needed to just sit down and talk, they were the ones I would go to first. They always pushed us to do our best, no matter the situation, but they always wanted us to have fun and make memories with each other.”

Madison will remember so much about being in some great clubs and bowling and she will deeply miss doing those things. She talked about some of her favorite high school memories and what made Fairview a special place to go to.”I will remember the friendships that Fairview has brought me and I will remember my teachers, because if I wouldn’t have had the teachers at Fairview, I wouldn’t be where I am today with them. I will miss being with my team and other club members almost every day and just being able to walk up to them and talk to them when I need to,” she said. “A couple of my favorite high school memories were going to the football games and homecoming. You always felt included at Fairview. The teachers always tried to include everyone. It was kind of like a second home to me. I loved being there.”

She will remember some things about being at Fairview and will deeply miss being an Aggie this upcoming year. She gave some advice to the upcoming freshmen and had a couple of role models during her time as an Aggie.

“I will remember the life-time memories and friendships it brought me. I will miss walking in every day and seeing my teachers and just talking to them. I will also miss having classes with my friends and being able to talk to them face-to-face every day,” she said. “Keep God first in everything you do. Do your best. Take it all in and just have fun. It will be over before you know it. Follow your heart, because it’s always right.”

She added,

“Two of the teachers that left the biggest impact on me would be Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Watts. Mrs. Haynes always had a lot on her plate, but she always managed to do everything she had to. She cared about each and every one of her students. She always listens and always gave us some life lessons. Mrs. Watts always told me to be myself, no matter what. She was always so caring and just a great woman to be around. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”

Madison talked about the best advice that someone ever gave her.

“Be yourself. If someone doesn’t like you the way God created you, then they don’t deserve to be in your life.”

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