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.