Macy Hardley is a 4.41 GPA high school graduate with aspirations of becoming a doctor and/or astronaut.
By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer
It’s that time of year once again…its graduation time and students are matriculating to the next level. Our grad spotlight shifts to a bright, young lady with a bright future ahead of her.
Macy Hardley is a graduate of Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School (IH), a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young women, grades 6-12, in Los Angeles, CA.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, with a quick stop over in Baltimore, MD, Hardley is the daughter of Tina Hardley, a physician, Marvin Hardley Jr., a DMV branch manager and older sibling to another soon-to-be-IH senior, Morgan Hardley. She attended Dapple Gray Elementary in Rolling Hills Estates and Mt. Washington Elementary in Los Angeles before coming to IH.Hardley is the living embodiment of an immaculate heart, as she believes in attaining as much knowledge as possible, female empowerment and following through with your dreams. She carries a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.41 and excels in all her subjects. According to one of her IH teacher, Marc Van Der Woude, Hardley is one of the top speech and debate students in the state. She is also a part of the track & field team.
Her favorite subjects are Biology and Astronomy, which may come from her idol, Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.
“She inspired me to become interested in astronomy when I did a report on her in the fifth grade,” stated Hardley. “Incidentally she's also a physician and a Stanford graduate.
“I remember her triumph almost daily, but especially whenever I think about my dream of being the first person on Mars.”
Much like her idol, Hardley has been accepted to Stanford University as an in-coming freshman where she intends to major in Biology and minor in Astronomy. She plans to enter the medical field and practice surgery along with her aspirations of becoming an astronaut.
She had some words of wisdom and encouragement for future high school graduates.
“Don’t procrastinate,” said Hardley. ”I know it’s hard.
“’Senorititis’ is real, but it is not a deadly disease—you can overcome it!
“I know teachers give us a lot of work and a lot of boring homework, but all that repetition does help pound it in—do your homework.”
Her last piece of advice to soon-to-be high school grads is to talk to their teachers and establish a rapport.
“It’s not cheating if you go ask your teacher for help,” said Hardley.
Macy Hardley is definitely blazing a trail to the stars with a stethoscope in tow. Congratulations to High School Grad Macy Hardley!!!