Mary McElroy
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

By Rachel Robertson, Class of 2012

As a small town girl living in Robertsdale, Mary McElroy has always dreamed of living in the big city, and now she finally has her chance. Accepted to Barnard College in New York City, Mary has certainly made McGill-Toolen proud. Her hard work and leadership are exemplified not only through a rigorous course load but through varsity soccer and multiple clubs as well. Lettering in a varsity sport her junior and senior year, Mary has learned what balancing a schedule really means. Her commute to school takes an hour, and her soccer practice and homework often grow overwhelming. She explains that taking on so many responsibilities has taught her how to discover what is important in life: school, soccer, family, and friends. Even with athletics and academics, she always makes time for a social life. She credits McT for her Catholic education that readies her to face any challenge that may arise in the future. Devoted not only to God but to school as well, Mary serves in the Ambassador Club, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Hi-Q Team, and The McGillian newspaper, using her impressive intellect to give back to McGill. She eagerly accepted the challenge of five AP classes her senior year, ultimately graduating with a 4.17 weighted GPA and 32 on the ACT. Becoming a National Merit Commended Student and voted Ideal Graduate of McT, Mary became the desired student of every college; she received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy, was accepted to the Honors Program at Boston College, and was accepted to Fordham University where she was offered the Deanís Honor Scholarship. Despite all of her options, Mary was most attracted to Barnard College, where she will attend this upcoming fall majoring in environmental biology.


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McGill-Toolen BandThe McGill-Toolen High School Band is one of Mobile's Oldest Musical Organizations, having a proud tradition of excellence throughout it's history. The band performs at football games, marching festivals, school pep rallies, assemblies, parades and concert festivals and performs several concerts throughout the school year. Making up the band program at McGill is the Marching Band, the Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble. Membership in the organization is audition or the recommendation of one of the elementary school or middle school directors. Band students are expected to maintain membership in both the marching and concert band during the school year. These students are scheduled into a regular class and meet each day during the school year. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition and this ensemble practices after school each week.

McGill-Toolen Catholic Band
Contact Person: Director of Bands - Sean Noah
Contact Information: 1501 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36604

Bandroom Phone: 251/441-0816
School Phone: 251/432-0784 Ext. 152
Email address:

Band Mission Statement:

We the members of the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jacket Band pledge to be one in Christ; persevere through the hardships we face; show respect towards one another; participate in all band events with punctuality, responsibility and focus; and continue the rich tradition of this band with honor and PRIDE!
Band Council 8/2003

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