Usually people are either left brained or right brained, but a rare few are both.

Seventeen-year-old Madison Waldron is one of those people. She plans to put her mathematical creativity to good use when she heads to Louisiana Tech University in the fall for architecture.

“I have two amazing art teachers (at Haughton High School),” she said. “I really wasn’t that great before, but it’s something I’ve always loved to do. That’s where I found my talent.”

Waldron has always been interested in drawing; her preferred medium is charcoal and acrylics. Now a senior, she’s been a member of the Talented Arts Program since third grade. “White charcoal is what I’m best at,” she said. “I’ve taken all the art classes available and I’m in my second AP art class.”

Waldron also is a cheerleader and soccer player, as well as a member of 4H Club. Between volunteering for school projects and serving as school ambassador, she’s made time to create four local murals. You can find them at South Highland Elementary, TL Rhodes, Haughton High and Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning.

Sponsored by Red Handed Tattoo Parlor.