After months of despair and pain and accusations during the college admissions scandal, Sophia Macy is finally headed off to college.
According to People magazine, the daughter of actress Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy has been accepted into the theatre program of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University for the upcoming fall semester.
This is obviously welcome news for the teen, as her famous parents found themselves embroiled in controversy after Huffman was charged with paying admissions consultant Rick Singer approximately $15,000 to fix Sophia’s SAT answers in order to get a better score. The sneaky actions landed Huffman in prison for a total of 12 days last year. Macy was never charged.
Granted, the family has stated that Sophie had no idea of her parent’s actions. In fact, Huffman said at the time that she knew she had betrayed her daughter. But now, it sounds as if the entire family is ready to put those painful times behind them.
“Felicity is so proud and grateful that Sophia has kept her chin up over the last year,” the source tells the magazine. “It was a painful, challenging time and she pulled through it with strength and grace.”
Of course, in light of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, the fall semester for countless college students are currently up in the air, with many education administrators speculating that the fall might be spent in an e-learning situation.