Teen Spotlights

Teen Spotlight: Macy Adams

stats: 17, Senior at Edgewood Academy


  • Math and Scholar’s Bowl 8th-12th
  • Joe Sewell Freshman Nominee
  • Voted Most Intelligent 8th-12th
  • Class President

quotable: “Saying no is okay.”

her story: Macy Adams’ favorite thing about attending Edgewood Academy is that it’s a smaller school, so everyone knows everyone. She plays basketball and volleyball, and has won two JV volleyball State Championships, two varsity volleyball State Championships, and has taken the varsity basketball team to the Elite 8 for three years. She also works as a clerk at Hollon Accounting. She has this advice to share with freshmen, “Take the ACT early and more than once; your ACT score can mean thousands of scholarship dollars. It is more important than your GPA, but neither of those numbers defines you as a person.”

what’s next: Macy shared that after she graduates, she plans to become a Tour Accountant. When asked what sparked this interest, she answered, “I love music and concerts, so I was watching a One Direction concert film, and I saw someone listed as the Tour Accountant in the credits. I went to google immediately because I had no idea this job existed. A job that lets me work with numbers, travel, and be around music is definitely my dream job.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: Macy shared she is proud of her family because, “I never had to deal with the typical teenager hating your parents’ thing, and I’m friends with my siblings. Now we are definitely not perfect, but we get along well, which is nice.”

parent’s perspective: Macy’s parents expressed that they admire her for the way she respects her own time enough to not waste it. If Macy is doing something, she wants to do it well. “She’s very responsible. She’s learned to handle her own business, and we can trust her to do that.”

parent-to-parent: Her dad had this advice for other parents, “Kids model what we do, not what we say. So if we want them to value education, they have to see us pursuing it as well. If we want them to learn, talk about the actual things they’re learning, instead of focusing on the grades they’ve made (which often don’t reflect much more than compliance).”

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