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.

Lipscomb Legacy Society

Established in honor of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar H. Lipscomb, this society recognizes the following individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to Catholic education through a planned gift to the McGill-Toolen Foundation.

Lipscomb Legacy Society Members

Mr. & Mrs. Milton J. Bolling III
Mr. & Mrs. Roy W. Burns
Mr. G. Reginald Copeland Jr.
Mr. Marshall Demouy
Mr.& Mrs. Arthur C. Drago *
Miss Genevieve Halliday*
Mr. & Mrs. C. Hodges Harty, III.
Mr.& Mrs. Don Kelly
Mr. John I. Lacy Jr. *
Archbishop Emeritus Oscar H. Lipscomb D.D, Ph.D.
Mr. J.C. McAleer, III
Mr. William J. McAleer
Mr .Richard McAleer
Mr. Paul McAleer
Mr. James S. McAleer
Mr.& Mrs. Pat McAleer
Mr. J. Guy McAleer
Mr. Daniel K. McAleer
Mr. Michael S. McAleer
Mr.& Mrs. Thomas P. McArdle *
Mrs. Kathleen Laubenthal McAtee *
Mrs. Jan Mendenhall
CDR. Lonnie L. Mixon,USCG (RET)
Mr. & Mrs. James C. Mostellar
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. O'Melia, Jr.
Mrs. Arthur R. Outlaw
Mr. & Mrs. Roy B. Price Sr.
Mr.& Mrs. Mark Reed
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Reimer
Mr.& Mrs. John Saint
Dr.& Mrs. Andrew Sharp
Mrs. Lorienne C. Sharp
Mr.& Mrs. Frank Southall
Mr.& Mrs. Chuck Stefan
Mr. William Berkley Thompson *
Mrs. Linda A. Tenhundfeld
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. "Skipper" Walters
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. White
Mr. Guy Zoghby *
Mrs. Mary Zoghby


For more information regarding the MCGILL-TOOLEN FOUNDATION or the LIPSCOMB LEGACY SOCIETY Contact Kathy Killion, Executive Director, 251.445.2939 email

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