Marist High School is proud to announce that senior Josiah Harris and 2020 graduate Robert Sheerin have been awarded the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
Harris is a caddy at Merit Country Club in Libertyville, Ill. He is considering Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University for college in the fall. He plans to major in mechanical or civil engineering. While at Marist, he has been a member of the football and track and field teams. He is an HFS Chicago Scholar and Daniel Murphy Scholar; both are organizations that provide support, programming, and scholarships for students at Chicagoland Catholic high schools. He volunteers at the St. Blase Catholic Church soup kitchen in Summit, Ill.
Sheerin will start his seventh caddie season this summer at Ridge Country Club. A freshman at Purdue University, he is in the First-Year Engineering program and plans to go into aerospace engineering. Though activities on campus have been curtailed due to the pandemic, he did join the Purdue Space Program Solids team which is mainly virtual this year but will expand next year. While at Marist, Sheerin was involved in ultimate Frisbee and EVOLVE club, which celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity.
Marist High School boasts 189 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.
Earlier this year, seniors Sarah Hughes, Dan Gillerlain, Ryan Rosenberg, and Cesar Gaona were awarded the scholarship too.