The Epic Tale of A Maija Hadwin By Maija Hadwin

It started a late summer evening in 1997: A hero was born...

I was born in August to a beautiful family in Kalispell, Montana, where I have lived my whole life (Except now at Carroll College.)
A hero who climbed the mightiest of trees...

I have always enjoyed the outdoors and adventure. I love to hike, ski, jet ski, and white water kayak. I love to read outside and simply go on walks.

Who could chillax like no other...

I am a fan of relaxing, especially with family and friends. That being said, I also love spontaneous adventures that can be far from relaxing.

I have a hard time finding serious pictures of me, because of my immediate reaction to pose or make funny faces. On the left, there is a picture of me with our exchange student (my Argentinian brother, Tomi).... I'm not really sure why we have mustaches. On the right, I am at a speech tournament. An activity that I did for four years in high school. I was a state champion in oratory and placed at state all four year.
A student of Keichu-Do (MMA) for 12 years...

I am currently an instructor of Keichu-Do and have been for five years. I love every second of the sport.

Here is my team of incredible warriors...

Here is my goofy family: my dad (Scott), my brother (Tanis), and my Dominican sister (Estrella)...My mom is taking the picture (Michelle).

Team Hadwin
Maija Hadwin... A girl who journeyed across the world to gather in the Lord's name...

This summer, I was able to go to World Youth Day, where 3.5 million Catholics world-wide came to celebrate our faith. I traveled with some of my closest friends (42 in total from Kalispell.) It was a life changing trip! One day, I hope to lead my own group on a similar pilgrimage.

A hero who still climbs trees...

I plan on being an elementary school teacher, and hope to one day be a real life hero.

Maija Hadwin... A Hero.

I love life itself. I love Jesus. I love my family. I love my friends! That's me... I'm pretty simple...

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