Fifty–five students from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School have been awarded the title of “AP Scholar”. They scored 3 out of 5 on at least 3 or more AP Exams. Twelve of them were designated as AP Scholars with Honor because they scored 3.25 or higher on at least 4 AP exams. Thirteen others are AP Scholar with Distinction by scoring 3.5 or higher on at least 5 AP exams.

The senior AP Scholars are Allison Bourdon, Frank Foley, Ian Garrison, Sophia Girardeau, Morgan Harlan, Rife Jones, Addy Lockett, Cassie Mahler, Denman Mims, Connor Plessala, Kathleen Powers, Marie Robison, Ashley Roca, Emily Smith, Katherine Sweet, Kayla Thomas, Fallon Thompson, Nicole Walker, Hallea Ward and Lauren Webber. The Class of 2011 AP Scholars are Andrew Barbera, Ryan Campbell, James Friedlander, Blayne Henning, Luke Madison, Catherin Odom, Ashley Pierce, Jennifer Rensink and Sarah Schneider.

The senior AP Scholars with Honor are Brantley Arata, Kendal Dekle, Michael Duffey, Adrian Eves, Matthew Heubach, Paul Lagarde, Sean Landry, Chiedza Mupanomunda, and Ali Pardue.

The Class of 2011 AP Scholars with Honor are Kathleen Brandau, Ryan O’Connor, and Claire Schmidt/p>

The Class of 2011 AP Scholars with Distinction are Abigail Alsip, Keith Castelin, Claire Cawthon, Evan Cox, Philip Dempsey, Amira El-Hamaki, Kaitlin Fellrath, Iliana Garcia, Mary McElroy, Peyton Plessala, David Roveda, Melinda Russo, and Don Wagnon.

Pictured are the McT senior AP Scholars: Sophia Giradeau, Katherine Sweet, Nicole Walker, Lauren Webber, Kathleen Powers, Cassie Mahler, Chiedza Mupanomunda, Ali Pardu, Kendal Dekle, Michael Duffey, Allison Bourdon, Matthew Heubach, Addy Lockett, Sean Landry,Kayla Thomas, Brantley Arata, Marie Robison, Frank Foley, Fallon Thompson, Hallea Ward, Ashley Roca, Iam Garrison, Adrian Eves, Denman Mims, Paul Lagarde, Emily Smith, Morgan Harlan, Connor Plessala and Rife Jones.

English Faculty

Peggy Pritchett
English Department Chair
Bio: 12 years at McGill-Toolen; 39 years in education
Education:B.A., Spring Hill College
Courses: Honors and College Prep Lit/Comp
Extra assignments: Senior Moderator

Mary Emilie AcklenMary Emilie Acklen
4 years at McGill Toolen; 29 years in education
Education: B.A., Rhodes College, M.A.T. University of Memphis, MA Univ of Memphis, AA Gifted Ed. University of South Alabama
Courses: AP English Lit and Comp., College Prep World Literature, College Prep British Literature.
Extra assignments: Scholars Bowl and Hi Q Competitions

Kim Baer
Bio: 7 years at McGill-Toolen; 20 years in education
B.S., University of Connecticut
Senior CP and Junior AP English
Extra Assignments:
NHS Advisor


Roy BurnsRoy Burns
45 years at McGill-Toolen; 45 years in education
Education:B.S., Spring Hill College
Courses: Honors and College Prep World Literature
Extra assignments:Bookstore Manager

Mary Carter
2nd year at McGill-Toolen; 19 years in Education
Education: B.S., University of Georgia
Courses: College Prep Lit/Comp, Sophomore Pre-AP English
Extra assignments: National Honor Society


Nancy Fontenot
Bio:10 years at McGill-Toolen, 10 Years in Education
Education: B.A., Louisiana State University; M.A., Yale University
Courses: Honors American Lit, College Prep British Lit
Extra Assignments:

Wendy Johnson
Bio: 1st year at McGill-Toolen; 4 years in Education
Creighton University - B.S.B.A International Business; Trevecca Nazarene University - M.A. Teaching
Courses: College Prep Lit/Comp and College Prep World Literature
Extra Assignments:

Camille Johnston
Bio: 2nd year at McGill-Toolen; 2 years in education
B.A. University of Alabama; M.Ed. University of South Alabama
Courses: Honors British Literature, Public Speaking, College Prep British Literature
Extra Assignments: JV Cheerleading Coach

Lance Lawley
4 years at McGill-Toolen; 11 years in education
B.A., Troy University; M.Ed, Mississippi College
College Prep Lit/Comp 9 /10th
Extra Assignments:
Asst. Football Coach

Judy MaddoxJudy Maddox
Bio: 27 years at McGill-Toolen; 37 years in education
Education:B.A.,English and Journalism Samford University, M.A., English University of South Alabama
Courses: Sophomore and Fresman English II
Extra assignments: After School Absence Make-Up, and Detention

Christen TeagueChristen Teague
Bio: 2nd year at McGill-Toolen, 2nd year in education
Education: B.A., Auburn University
Courses:College Prep American Literature
Extra Assignments:Varsity Cheerleading Coach

Readers Choice Award


Fun Photos McGill Toolen Photo Gallery

Follow McGillToolen on Twitter