“If I were to describe Olivia to someone who has never had the privilege of knowing her, I would use adjectives such as vivacious, kind, challenging, and hard-working,” senior Olivia Bickford’s Spanish teacher Lana Harter said.
Bickford has spent her time at Webster Groves High School involved in WGHS A Capella, PACER program, WGHS Crew, National Honors Society, Gifted Writers and church where she sings on the worship team and teaches Children’s Church.
Teacher and a cappella director Eric Dunn said, “Her combo of kindness and leadership makes her invaluable to every group she’s a part of.”
Bickford has sang on the a ladies a capella team for the past three years and was greatly impacted by the experience.
“After [a performance] I always feel so fulfilled and awesome,” Bickford explained. “Really the culture there is just like something that I’ve never experienced, like it really is such like a family. We’re really close and I really have enjoyed being a part of that.”
Bickford’s goal is to become a music therapist and eventually open her own private practice after attending the University of Louisville. Bickford explained, “If I had to describe myself in one word or phrase, I guess I would say I’m a kind musician. Music is a huge part of my life and I also try to be kind to everyone, so that’s me in a nutshell I guess.”
Teacher Jamie Schwartz said, “[Olivia] is sunshine in human form (…) Her drive for helping others no matter the personal sacrifice is what makes her stand out (…) she is selfless.”
This is Senior Trinity Madison’s first year on ECHO staff. She now serves as Advertising / Business Manager after a year of training and contributory writing in journalism class.