High-Flying Falcon: Mackenzie White

One of our goals at OLMC School is to better prepare our students for academic and personal success. In keeping with our Catholic mission, our work is centered around equipping our falcons with the tools and the confidence to go out into the world as examples of what it means to live faith-centered lives and become responsible stewards of the gifts and talents God has bestowed on each of them.

Mackenzie White, OLMC class of 2013, is doing just that. Now a senior at Marcos de Niza High School and maintaining a 3.6 GPA, Mackenzie’s academic journey began right here at OLMC. After graduation, she served as captain of both the varsity spirit line and the varsity cross country team at Marcos de Niza. Mackenzie also runs track in the spring and volunteers at the AZ Museum of Natural History. She’s currently preparing for an academic decathlon team, We the People, with the hopes of qualifying to compete in Washington D.C. She was recently nominated for homecoming queen, and she plans to attend Arizona State University and major in geology.

Mackenzie is yet another example of how a stable foundation of faith and a strong academic work ethic can lead young people to thrive in the community at large. Having loved her time at OLMC, Mackenzie is thankful for the study skills, faith formation, and sense of community that was instilled in her here on our beloved campus. OLMC will continue to respond to God’s call to carry on the mission of the church, and enable our students to bloom wherever they are planted.