Destined to be a Hoosier

Destined to be a Hoosier

After her sister, teachers, grandparents and a parent attended the same college, a Franklin senior decided she would follow suit.

Madeline Daily had planned on attending Indiana University since her freshman year, and felt so strongly about the college that she didn’t apply anywhere else.

In fact, Daily applied to Indiana University on Aug. 1, the first day the college accepted applications.

“That’s the only place I wanted to go,” Daily said. “I like the idea of a big school. I don’t know where else I would go.”

Her sister currently attends Indiana University, and several of her teachers have gone there.

That tradition, along with the new education building and a dorm specifically set aside for education majors, convinced Daily it was the best school for her to study elementary education, she said.

While many of her peers only visit their college campus once or twice, Daily has made about five trips to see Indiana University and is planning another drive to Bloomington later this semester, she said.

Daily wanted to be involved in extracurricular activities, since she currently is on student council and is a member of the Riley dance marathon team at Franklin Community High School.

“They have over 750 clubs at IU, so there’s lots of ways for me to get involved,” Daily said. “The fact that I could get involved there easily would be a big deal for me.”

The Daily File

Name: Madeline Daily

Age: 18

High School: Franklin Community High School

Parents: Heather and Tony Daily

Future college: Indiana University

Major: Elementary education