Elizabeth McCarthy graduated from Brookewood in 2013 and has recently graduated from University of North Carolina's prestigious School of the Arts program. Elizabeth has acted in a variety of plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Checkov, August Wilson, Pinter, and John Webster. She will be graduating this summer with a B.F.A. in Drama.
Elizabeth always loved watching plays (she recalls going to three professional plays in one day!), so when she was able to audition for the school play in the 7th grade, she was elated. Since her 7th grade, she acted in all of the plays that Brookewood (and its brother school, Avalon) offered, and by the time she was a senior, she was the star of the play Servant of Two Masters.
When we asked her how Brookewood prepared her for college study, she highlighted two major aspects of the school: her English classes and the Catholic nature of the school. She said of the two,
Her favorite and hardest courses were her English classes, which focused intensely on critical reading, thinking, and writing but she also felt they highlighted the importance of deep empathy for the human person.
We are so proud of our alumna, Elizabeth!