2021 Holy Child Graduate Featured in Catholic Standard
"After attending a private elementary school, it was Macie Millard’s idea to move to a Catholic school for seventh grade.
“I actually came to my parents and asked if I could go to an all-girls Catholic school,” she said. The resident of Kensington, Maryland, had been active in Holy Redeemer Parish, and she craved the focus on faith that she found at Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac. “It has really provided good opportunities for me.”
Millard will continue her passion for Catholic education by attending Ave Maria University in the fall.
“I want to grow in my Catholic faith,” she said, adding that was the main reason she chose the Naples, Florida, university.
“I was able to visit Ave Maria in November,” she said, “and I sat in on a psychology class. I really liked that their focus was on mind, body and spirit.” At another university she visited, Millard said, the psych class she joined was “very secular,” which lacked appeal for her. She’ll major in psychology, but her long-term goal is to become a pediatric occupational therapist."