Apr 10, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Abby Gardner

Senior Spotlight: Abby Gardner

Abby Gardner is a dedicated and determined young lady who has spent her entire academic life, from from Pre-K 4-year-old to graduating senior, at MPCS. She and her parents see the school as part of their family. Abby has also been involved with several teams and clubs. In high school alone, she has been on tennis, swim, track, and cross country teams. She has been recognized as MVP in tennis as a freshman, in cross country as a sophomore, and received the Coaches’ Award as a junior for cross country. Aside from her athletic talents, she has been a member of Beta Club, NHS, NSHS, PMI, SGA, and the Youth Steering Committee for Cobb Youth, all while earning a 4.0+ GPA! She also volunteers with Horizon League, Must Ministries, and The Walton Adventure Center.

After almost 14 years at MPCS, Abby has built many relationships and memories. She appreciates all the teachers who have impacted her life. She recalls Mrs. Settlemeyer, her lower school Encore teacher, as someone who “taught me the importance of being myself and just how great, how amazing, and how beautiful our God is” while encouraging her “to be curious and to explore all of creation.” In high school, Abby excelled in Spanish with the support and passion for the language Mrs. Troutman offers. She notes that MPCS has deeply affected her and she would not be who she is “if it were not for the teachers, staff, and peers” in a Christ-centered environment. She has enjoyed many things at MPCS, including being crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year; however, Abby always thinks of others first. As humble as ever, Abby describes cheering on the varsity volleyball team as they won the State Championship and “storming the court” to celebrate with some of her best friends as her favorite memory.

True to her abiding faith and love for Jesus, Abby plans to become a pediatric nurse, hopefully at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and make a difference in the lives of young patients just as MPCS has made a difference in hers. So far she has been accepted into Auburn University, University of South Carolina, and University of Georgia where she will be attending. As her parents state, “MPCS has laid a great foundation for the next chapter in Abby’s life.” With such a dedicated heart and determined focus, Abby will continue to bring light to all who know her.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 8 - Preschool Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 12 - High School Social, 6:00 p.m.

August 15: Preschool and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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