Teen Spotlight: Miller McCarthy
17, Senior at Alabama Christian Academy
- National Honor Society
- Spanish National Honor Society
- Head of School Award Winner (4 years)
- Regional Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year
“Quit talking. Start doing.”
Miller’s favorite thing about attending Alabama Christian Academy is the tightly knit community of students and the family-like atmosphere. At ACA, Miller is involved in many extracurriculars, such as FCA, National Honor Society, ACA Football, Landmark Youth Group, and serves as an Athletic Ambassador. He has been selected as Captain of ACA Football for two years. He was also All-State & All-Metro for football in 2020 and voted Defensive MVP for ACA Football for two years. He wants to be remembered as an honest and reliable person, and advises incoming high school freshmen to “find a small group of friends that you can trust.”
Miller plans to pursue a career in Radiology or Anesthesiology. He became interested in this field because he is incredibly interested in Medical Science & Biology.
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Miller shared that his favorite thing about his family is how they “stick together and love each other in good times and bad times.” When asked who has provided the most inspiration in his life, he shared, “My grandmother. She has taught me how to stay calm under pressure and many other lessons.
Miller’s parents shared, “He has a calm and quiet strength that is extremely rare. He is not just very smart, but he is also wise and introspective. He is disciplined and determined. He is funny and kind. He is admired by his peers and adults. He possesses both humility and confidence. He is a protector. We have welcomed other children (adoptive & foster) into our home, and he is such a great big brother & a (near perfect) oldest child.”
Katie Beth and Patrick McCarthy had this advice for other parents, “Good people make good parents—try to be a good person and set a good example. Ask for forgiveness and give it. Love freely, but don’t demand it in return.