Posted on January 11, 2018 · Posted in General, News

(Burbank, IL) – Three St. Laurence High School seniors won the prestigious Western Golf Association Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.

Humberto Elizondo (Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge), Keath Carter (Beasley Academic Center, Englewood) and Jose Munoz (Epiphany Catholic School, Little Village) all were awarded the scholarship after a rigorous application, recommendation and evaluation process.

All three students utilized a combination of strong academic success and leadership experience that made them ideal candidates for the scholarship. Carter (3.95 GPA, #31 class rank) is the school’s Student Council President, Munoz (4.68 GPA, # 9 Class Rank) is the Vice President of the Spanish Club and a Band Drumline Captain, and Elizondo (4.79 GPA, #7 class rank) is a Team of Teams Senior Leader. All three are members of the National Honor Society.

The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies that is renewable for up to four years. Each year, more than 960 deserving caddies across the country attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.

Since 1930, more than 10,600 outstanding young men and women have been awarded Evans Scholarships. Most recipients attend one of the 14 universities across the nation where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates a Scholarship House. The scholarship is applicable at several top universities in the Midwest, including the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“We are extremely proud of Humberto, Keath and Jose for receiving this incredible honor,” said St. Laurence Principal Jim Muting. “These three students have worked incredibly hard during their time at St. Laurence, and all three are model members of our school community. We wish them the best in college and know that they are all bound for great things in the future.”