Spencer Gayles
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

Spencer Gayles is the epitome of a well-rounded student. He excels in the academic arena with an all Honors and AP curriculum. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.63 GPA. He received full scholarships to LSU and Springhill College and received the Spirit of Auburn Foundation Scholarship. He has chosen to attend LSU where he will march in the Tiger Marching Band.

Spencer is also dedicated to serving the community and living his Catholic faith. He is an active member of the Servants of the Poor, Pro-Life Club and Campus Ministry. He volunteers much of his time to community service. He was recently awarded the Development Office “Jacket Jubilation Meritorious Award” for his countless hours of service which are often done behind-the-scenes for no other reward or recognition other than helping and serving others. He is also a Student Ambassador and is a favorite on the McT Road Shows at his alma mater, St. Ignatius. He is the perfect student to speak on the topic of extracurricular involvement since he is involved in so much at McT!

But the thing Spencer is most passionate about is his music. He plays the violin, the guitar, and saxophone. He is a member of the McT Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphoic Band. He attributes his self-motivation and persistence to his being a self-taught musician. “Regardless of whether it is learning an instrument or climbing the corporate ladder, it is ultimately up to one’s self to decide whether or not success is plausible.” Spencer feels he learned the importance of teamwork and self –discipline through being a part of the McT marching band. He says, “You have to have a lot of trust in your teammates when you have eighty band members walking backwards and anticipating being in the correct spot at the correct time”. He is also a member of the Chamber Singers, utilizing his musical talents in even another medium.

Spencer is a student who can “do it all and do it well”. His dedication to academics, service to others and his music will take him far in life.

Welcome to Mc-Gill Toolen High School

Principal Michelle HaasOn behalf of the McGill-Toolen Administration, faculty, staff, students and community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our web site. McGill-Toolen Catholic High School is proud to be a part of the international computer information service. McT, as we call ourselves, is an over 105-year-old school located on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama.

Our current school came into existence on July 1, 1973 through the merger of McGill Institute for Boys (founded in 1896) and Bishop Toolen High School for Girls (founded in 1928). The school is a part of the educational system of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile consisting of three high schools and 18 elementary schools. The system has approximately 6,000 students enrolled. The current enrollment for McGill-Toolen is approximately 1100 in grades nine through twelve. The school serves Mobile and Baldwin Counties of south Alabama and east Jackson County of south Mississippi.

We are extremely proud of our heritage in Catholic Education. We are privileged at McGill-Toolen through our ability to provide three important facets to our mission as educators: the best in the area of academic excellence, the best in the physical development of the body, and the most important, that which is our primary reason for existence, the spiritual development of the soul.

Mission/Philosophy

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School provides a quality secondary education which enables individuals to grow in faith, to search for knowledge and truth in mind, body, and spirit, and continue building the kingdom of God on earth. By active involvement in the learning process, students are prepared for lives of Christian leadership and service.





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