Maddie Smith


Madelyn (Maddie) Smith is nominated as a Y-PIF finalist for her ongoing friendship with a special needs classmate. Maddie, a ninth grader at Okemos High School, met her friend Dominic in 5th grade. Dominic has Autism, ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Epilepsy. Maddie spends a lot of time with Dominic going to movies, to the Wharton Center, and just out to eat, and treats him like any other teenager. Dominic’s mom is so appreciative that he has a friend like Maddie that looks out for him.