Most people hold strong ties to their college, but not as many maintain the same ties to their high school. I’m honored to be a graduate of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, the largest all-girl Catholic high school and only liberal arts high school in the U.S. Does the following description provided by the SouthtownStar fit a McAuley girl? Couldn’t be truer.
After 12 years covering government and politics for the SouthtownStar, I have encountered numerous graduates of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
The litmus test is pretty simple: If she’s smart and sassy yet warm and earthy, career-focused yet devoted to family, opinionated but open-minded, bold yet approachable, cosmopolitan in stilettos or carefree in a T-shirt, comfortable in both a church pew and a sports bar, she’s probably a Mother McAuley graduate.
She might be an elected official, a behind-the-scenes adviser, a lawyer or a social worker. She might be a boss or a subordinate, a prosecutor or a bailiff.
She might be a Republican who opposes abortion or a Democrat who supports gay marriage.
She is, most likely, a public servant who is comfortable in her skin and illuminated — but not indoctrinated — by McAuley’s Christian, Catholic principles.
And she probably has three names.
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