Alumnus Maci McCreary graduated in 2012 and went to UTA.
What did you participate in high school?
“I was a cheerleader my freshman year of high school, but after freshman year, I took dual credit classes, AP classes, and classes related to the medical field at Ben Barber,” McCreary said. “I wasn’t really involved in much, which I do regret a little. I did meet my, now, fiancé in high school, which is pretty cool. We have been dating for about 8 years.”
What have you done after high school?
“After high school, I went to TCC for about 2 years, then went to UTA for nursing school,” McCreary said. “While in school, I worked as a patient care technician (PCT). I graduated in December 2016 with a BSN, and I am now a nurse at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Waxahachie in the medical-telemetry department.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I have dreamed of being a nurse since I was 11,” McCreary said. “I had a family member who had a baby, and he was transferred immediately into the intensive care unit for newborns. Once I realized how helpless those babies were, I knew what I wanted to do. I don’t work in the department that I want yet, which just means I need to work hard where I’m at in order to be able to transfer to my dream job one day.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to high schoolers is that no matter what you want to do in life, if you work hard, and keep your determination, you can achieve anything,” McCreary said.