Marist High School is proud to announce three seniors and one 2018 graduate have received the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship. Class of 2019 members Sergio Gaona, Tom Loch, and Colleen O’Finn, along with 2018 graduate Maeve McGuire were awarded the nationally-known scholarship. They join senior Dan Brennan, who received the scholarship in late 2018.
Gaona (St. Bruno) starts his fourth summer as a caddie at Skokie Country Club this year. At Marist he has been a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions. He also served as a student ambassador. He will attend Purdue University in the fall and pursue a business major. He is proud to be the first person in his entire family to attend college.
Loch (St. Linus) starts his sixth summer caddying at Ridge Country Club in Chicago this year. While at Marist, he has been a member of the academic and cross country teams, along with serving as a student ambassador. He will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and major in business.
O’Finn (St. Michael) will start her fourth summer as a caddie at Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park. She has been a member of Marist’s girls’ soccer and golf teams, including serving as the captain of the latter. She is a Eucharistic minister, student ambassador, and Relay for Life team member. She will attend Miami University in Ohio.
McGuire (Queen of Martyrs) is a freshman at Indiana University where she majors in business. This summer marks her fifth year as a caddie at Beverly Country Club. While at Marist she was involved in clubs, served as a student ambassador, and was a member of the girls’ golf team.
Marist High School has 180 Chick Evans Scholars in its school history. The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship provides full tuition and college housing for golf caddies, and is renewable for up to four years. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, all applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need, and outstanding character. Applicants are evaluated and compete on the above criteria for the limited number of awards given annually.
Picture from left: Sergio Gaona '19, Tom Loch '19, Colleen O'Finn '19, Maeve McGuire '18