Division Avenue High School senior Madison Gillis achieved her goal by breaking the school's basketball record on Feb. 1 during the girls varsity basketball game against Roslyn High School. Madison scored 23 points during the game, reaching an impressive 1,151 points and breaking the school's basketball record which was previously held by Noreen Duffy. Duffy had held the record of 1,147 points.
In January, Madison was the second student from Division Avenue High School to ever score 1,000 points, with Duffy being the first. She has played basketball since she was a child and comes from a family of passionate basketball players. Both her parents played at Division Avenue High School and at the collegiate level and her younger sister and twin brothers play as well. Madison was also the first student to join the high school team as an eighth-grader from Wisdom Lane Middle School and plans to pursue basketball at the collegiate level.
The district congratulates Madison on this outstanding achievement and looks forward to seeing where her talents take her in the future!