Meet Alli McCroskey

Alli McCroskey

By Joan Frances –

Calvary Episcopal Preparatory teaches students how to live life to their fullest. Academics, as well as extracurricular activities, fill the school day. Students are taught confidence and self-worth. One senior who is ready to enjoy the benefits of taking a well-rounded curriculum to an efficacious future is Alli McCroskey.

McCroskey has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and Vice President of the Student Council. She is also a member of the International Thespian Society, Drama Club, Youth in Philanthropy  and enjoys singing with the Praise Choir. Her favorite teacher is Jerry Krogel, who taught her World History. “When I toured at Calvary, he was one of the first teachers I met,” said McCroskey. “I mentioned that I was not big into history, and he told me he could change that. He was right. I looked forward to his class every day. He made us feel welcome to ask any questions, whether they were about history or just life in general. A memory that I will never forget is the day Mr. Krogel pulled me aside on the way to chapel. He personally thanked me for always keeping a positive attitude and excelling in the different things I had done at Calvary.”

One value that McCroskey lives by is perseverance. “I believe that you get out what you put in. I always try my hardest in everything that I do and push myself to be the best that I can be. Throughout my high school career, I have put in 110% to make sure I get to where I want to be in life. It’s not always easy but as my father always tells me, ‘Nothing easy in life is ever worth doing.”’

In addition to her commitments to academics, McCroskey assists in helping the younger students by teaching Drama after school. She is a respected leader at Calvary. “I enjoy helping others because I get to influence them in a positive way. I help them to learn,  and they help me to be a better leader at the same time. Whether it is in art, choir, theater, student council or just a regular class, I always try to encourage others to be their best selves and learn new things. The most fulfilling thing about being a leader is seeing others succeed and knowing that you could have possibly had a hand in that. I love getting to influence others on a daily basis in my school, and I cannot wait to see what my senior year holds!”

McCroskey has unforgettable memories. “I will always cherish the relationships I have built throughout my high school career. The friendships I have made with my peers, as well as my teachers,  have taught me so much and helped me to grow as a person. The people I surround myself with now may not be the people I will be around in 10 years, but they have taught me endless things about myself and the world around me. Those are things that I will never forget.” McCroskey also worked at the front office last summer answering the phones and helping with office work.

In the fall, McCroskey is considering Texas A&M University or Louisiana State University. She is planning to follow the pre-med path throughout college, majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations Alli McCroskey for your devotion, munificent spirit and commitment to your accomplishments. Good luck as we watch you continue to make an impact to all that is right in this world.