Macey Mayes

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2018

Central City, KY

Muhlenburg County High School, 2014


Major(s): English, Political Science

Minor: Studio Art

Honors Societies

  • University Honors Program


  • National Senior Beta, John W. Harris Leadership Award and Top 5 scholarship recipient
  • National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, Gold and Silver Key recipient for studio art

Community Service

  • CAN-abration Against Hunger Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive
  • First United Methodist Church Sack Lunch Ministry
  • Central City's Labor Day weekend Trash Bash
  • Muhlenberg North Middle School Dance Instructor

High School

Macey is a 2014 graduate at Muhlenberg County High School where she was the president of the National Honors Society, vice president of Beta Club, and also served as a senior class representative on student council. Macey also was a member of the varsity soccer team. Additionally, Macey was an active volunteer for the Angel Tree program and a regular participant in the Memory Walk for Alzheimer research. She was a 2013 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.

Favorite Books and Quotations

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein