My name is Maggie McClure and I am a proud alum of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Class of 2021. I am currently a sophomore at St. Joseph’s Academy. My time at ASH consisted of big hugs from teachers, smiles from friends in the hallway, and laughs at the lunch table. With the guidance and support of my teachers I learned to overcome academic challenges and to push myself every day to do my very best.
My teachers taught me many important life skills that I use today like writing a proper email, organizing my planner, and presenting in front of large crowds. I was taught to have confidence in myself, and that when I failed, to have grit and try again. The Academy community did a great job of preparing me for my transition into high school by challenging, guiding, and supporting me during my time at ASH.
Not only was I prepared for high school I was prepared for everyday life. They taught me how to live a faith-based life and the importance of giving to others through community service. They pushed me out of my comfort zone by allowing me to serve once a month at places like food banks and nursing homes. I formed new connections and relationships and learned a lot about myself and the world around me.
My advice to any young student at the Academy is to cherish the time you have there. Soak in each and every First Friday Mass, Silver Tea, Field Day, and Mission Day. The Academy of the Sacred Heart truly helped shape me into the young woman I am today, and I still carry the lessons I learned at ASH close to my heart.