Spellman Senior goes viral after posting her essay that got her into Harvard!

Cardinal Spellman High School senior Abigail Mack is making news across the country and around the globe this week after her Tik-Tok series went viral across multiple media platforms!

Last week Abigail posted to her Tik-Tok account a video of her reading the beginning of her Harvard acceptance essay where she recounts the difficulties of growing up with one parent and living in a world constructed for two-parent families.  Having lost her mother at a young age, she used the letter "S" found at the end of the word "parents" as an analogy for her grief: 

"I used to have two parents, but now I have one and the "S" in "parents" isn't going anywhere. "S" follows me.  I can't get through a day without being reminded that while my friends went out to dinner with their parents, I ate with my parent."

Despite all obstacles, Abigail has found incredible success at Cardinal Spellman High School and outside of it as well on the stage in Boston Theater and even as part of the re-election campaign for Senator Ed Markey.  She continues to excel in sports and academics here at Spellman, earning the title of Valedictorian for the class of 2021.  Her recent success and acceptance into Harvard comes as no surprise to her Spellman Family!

To learn more about Abby's story, click the news links below!

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