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Student Spotlight: Macedonia Middle's Makenna Allen says middle school is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

Makenna Allen says her motivation to succeed was born from lessons from her father. When she slips, she brushes it off and tries harder.

The Macedonia Middle 7th-grader hopes to be a teacher one day -- possibly a music teacher.

"I just really want to push myself to be the best person that I can be," Makenna said in her recent BCSD Student Spotlight interview.

For some students, changes encountered in middle schools are tough. Makenna takes them in stride. She describes the experience as a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich."

The interview with Makenna Allen above is one of several in the Student Spotlight series. All of the interviews can be viewed at

Brian Troutman