Welcome Home, Carey!
Third Time's a Charm!
Almost 40 years ago, Carey Temple Harrington ‘86 walked through the doors of Mother McAuley to take the entrance exam as a St. Cajetan eighth grader; little did she know that her time at McAuley would well extend the typical four-year high school experience.
Carey recalls her nerves when she took the test on that cold winter day, and the sigh of relief she felt when she received her acceptance letter shortly thereafter. Carey’s mother, Margie Temple, attended an all-girls school and instilled the importance of signer-gender education in Carey and her sister, Coleen Temple Barkmeier ‘90. Her love for single-gender education only continued to grow as the years went on.
McAuley creates a supportive environment that allows every student to have many successes, and some soft failures. Carey jokes that she was the last one cut from the volleyball team, but without that setback she would not have auditioned for the fall play, which led her to continue to be active in the theatre program and chorus for the next four years. Each soft failure opens up new opportunities for McAuley girls, including Carey, to explore new passions and experiences, and create new friendships and fond memories.