TPS Seniors 2020

Liv Aden – TPS Senior 2020

Liv Aden was born at a very young age, probably at least two or three. Since then, she has continued to grow up, though the physical component of that stopped at the age of twelve and the height of five feet, one inch. Regardless, she decided to view height simply as a deterrent to good hiding spots and continues to both fit into small spaces and routinely hone her climbing skills by ignoring step-stools. She started karate about three years ago and holds the rank of blue belt. Liv plans to attend Virginia Tech this coming fall, studying criminology as a citizen-leader cadet in their military program. She’s not sure yet if this means she’ll end up with a buzzcut. In the meanwhile, Liv has been honored to serve The Potter’s School as a moderator and then head moderator this past school year and looks forward to benevolently surveying the forums as a humble, headless moderator for her one year past graduation. For the many people on forums who have wondered over the past several years, the “m” in “maden” stands for Mary-Olivia.


Featured image credit: Maria Copeland (Instagram: @mariatheodoraphotography)

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina, actually, because I thought they looked cool (don’t worry, they still do). The agility practice I did while balancing on two upturned chairs in a pink tutu comes in handy with the jumping roundhouse kicks.

Favorite Bible Verse

“He has told you, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) This is my favorite because throughout high school those three things were what I tried to build my behavior around–to be just as I worked as a moderator and then head moderator, to love kindness and to give that to others, and to cultivate humility in my mind and heart.

Favorite Catchphrase

“So long and thanks for all the fish” does come to mind, but so does “today we can’t afford to be afraid of what we fear” from U2’s “Red Flag Day”.


  1. this is my spren and I am proud of her.

  2. “So long and thanks for all the fish” does seem appropriate here.

    Proud of you, Liv.

  3. haha I can relate to you on so many levels, Liv (get it? ;)). Congratulations me cabin buddy! Was really great getting to know you at camp. Good luck at Virginia Tech!

  4. yay Liv! you’re going to do great at VT! <33

  5. Congrats Liv! Glad I got to know you during my time with TPS! Good luck at Virginia Tech!

    Glad to see the editor didn’t forget the hyphen!

  6. Yay, Liv! Congrats on everything. I’m so happy I could get to know you a bit through the music competition. Wishing you all the best!

  7. I’m going to cry, I’m so proud of my mommy. ;-;
    Liv, you are a blessing to everyone who knows you. And you have absolutely lived out Micah 6:8 so well and wholeheartedly, that it inspires me to do the same. Love you more than I can say. You are one of the strongest people I know. Praying that God will continue to use you in AMAZING ways. <33

  8. You were an amazing head mod… I hope your decapitation won’t overly infringe upon your height.
    Good luck at VT, I trust you’ll wreck everyone in the military program.

    • Pippi Longstalking

      Ahh yes she’s so gonna do great in the military program! You go, Liv!! God bless at VT!

  9. Leanne Zuiderveen

    Congrats, Liv! I’m sad we won’t be able to graduate together and go back to being dubbed Aden and Zuiderveen. I know you’ll do amazingly at Virginia Tech!

  10. Liv ! U are such a nice forums mod! I really like your hair!

  11. “Liv Aden was born at a very young age, probably at least two or three”
    What really?? I wasn’t born till I was 7!! Haha ballet is hard then you think it is….. 🤣

  12. my fave!!! ily!! i’m proud of u!!

  13. Go, Liv! Liv your life. (Sorry. I just couldn’t resist.)

    And don’t worry about the local plebeians back here. You’ll only stress yourself. 🙂

  14. Clout: 100. Best of fortunes to you as you make the transitional education endeavor to VT, public institutions ftw xD

  15. Congrats, Liv! It’s been such fun to spend psych class with you this year! I hope your time at Virginia Tech is an absolute blast. 😀

  16. Congratulations Liv! You’ve been an amazing head mod on forums! All the best in your future endeavors!

  17. Dang Nebs. It’s been… a long ride. Like… wow. 8th grade I think it was when we first started talking? And we made it. No idea how, but we did. It’s been crazy to watch you mature and grow into the woman you are now. Congrats on making ~ Webby

  18. Yay! Liv! You’re a great Mod and we’re lucky to have you as head mod! Good luck at Virginia Tech!

  19. Congratulations, Liv! You will have to look up my niece at VT!

  20. Melissa Huisman

    Congratulations Liv!

  21. Congratulations Liv!

  22. Best wishes in your future adventures!