Macy Waddle

McConnell Scholar Class of 2026


Macy Waddle, of Mount Washington, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2026 at the University of Louisville. She plans to study political science on a global studies and international affairs track.

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  • Chi Omega sorority
  • UofL's Freshmen LEAD program

Internships & Work Experience

  • Shred 415 Gym

Community Service

  • Backside Learning Center

High School

Macy is a graduate of duPont Manual High School, where she was class President, a member of the National Journalism Honors Society, a social media director for her school news, and played both varsity basketball and field hockey. During her junior year, she served as Editor in Chief for Unify Louisville, a student run organization that aimed to help students throughout COVID through free tutoring. She was the recipient of the NJHS National Richard Johns Scholarship, the YMCA 2021 Youth Character Award, and was the winner of numerous awards in journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. Macy is the daughter of Kevin and Rachel Waddle, two UofL alumni.