Madeline Smith is a junior at Western Carolina University and a staff writer for The Western Carolinian. She has been with The Western Carolinian since Fall 2016, when she saw positions advertised on JobCat and thought it would be a good extracurricular activity for her English major.
Before coming to Western Carolina, Smith lived in Norwood with her mother, step mother and step brother. Music was always an important part of her life. In addition to being a drum major and trumpeter for her high school marching band, she studied piano for eight years.