BRIGHT FUTURES — Port Arthur teen Madison Goudeaux ready to go from local stage to national platforms – Port Arthur News
It’s not uncommon to see Madison Goudeaux on stage at the Port Arthur Little Theater. And in a decade, she’s hoping you’ll see her name in a big release.
But that means most to her where you can’t see the 17-year-old.
“Although I go to school in Beaumont, I still enjoy being involved in Port Arthur,” said the Kelly High School student. “My mother works for the city, so I always help her. I am a community girl. Even if you may not see me, I’m always out there behind the scenes. Just because I’m going to Beaumont doesn’t mean I don’t know where I’m from. “
Born and raised in Port Arthur, Madison uses her present to prepare for her future. She is currently doing AP English and composition and is very involved in the yearbook.
“Next year I’ll be in the AP government, which I’m really looking forward to because I can write and talk about history,” she said. “I’m a history buff. I love learning about things that happened in the past and applying them to things that are happening now. “
The daughter of Yolanda and Byzion Goudeaux has applied for college but has not yet decided on one. Her current plan is to complete applications and go where her sense of adventure leads her to major in journalism.
“I definitely want to focus on the writing aspect,” she said. “One day I was writing homework in school and just realized that even if it might not be a topic that interests me once I started writing, I would just keep going. I realized that I could have a career with it. “
And words, she said, are the strongest way to express yourself – outside of her theatrical work.
“I’m a theater kid through and through,” she said. “Most people may not know this about me or say, ‘You don’t really look that way.’ I love theater. I do a lot of charitable projects with the theater. “
Because of their commitment, there is not much time left for free time.
“But I’m perfectly fine with that because I’m so happy there,” she said.
One thing Goudeaux has time for is her internship at Envite Media Company, where she is working on her social media and marketing skills. It’s something she hopes to use along with her journalism degree.
“I hope that in 10 or 15 years I’ll be writing for a company like The New York Times or Teen Vogue and doing marketing for a company like that,” she said. “I want to work in marketing and use my writing skills there. I love fashion. I love world affairs. And I feel like these two companies are really focused on that. “