Three outstanding Elizabeth Seton High School seniors have been awarded Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships from the Western Golf Association (WGA) Scholarship Committee. Atim Bedell, Mackenzie Esposito, and Takiya Jackson are the first Evans Scholars from Elizabeth Seton High School.
Chosen because of their excellent academics and outstanding character, these three young women entered the Western Golf Association (WGA) Caddie Academy in 2015, where for the past three summers, they learned to caddy at golf courses along Chicago's North Shore. Students who successfully complete the Caddie Academy are eligible to become Evans Scholars through the Evans Scholars Foundation. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles "Chick" Evans Jr., the Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies nationwide. There are a record 965 Evans Scholars enrolled in 19 leading universities for the 2017-18 academic year, and there are more than 10,600 Evans Alumni across the country.
Atim Bedel ESHS '18 of Takoma Park, MD will attend Northwestern University in the fall. Off the links, Atim is a member of the National Honor Society; an altar server and Eucharistic minister; and a member of the Ambassadors Club in which students act as representatives of the school, visiting middle schools, assisting with school functions and hosting visiting students and their parents.
Mackenzie Espositio of Bowie, MD will attend the University of Missouri in the fall. She is a four-year member of the Church Choir and the French Club. She was also a participant in Youth Leadership Bowie (YLB), a co-venture with the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) and the City of Bowie, which provides a glimpse into the complex world of business and government for high school students.
Takiya Jackson of Accokeek, MD will attend Penn State in the fall. In addition to her dedication to the game of golf, Takiya is a talented musician, having played the clarinet throughout her middle and high school career. Additionally, she is a tutor at a local elementary school and a three-year member of both the Dance Department's Step Team and the School's Track and Field team.
Says Daniel Coyne, General Counsel for the Evans Scholars Foundation, "This is a life changing opportunity for Takiya, Mackenzie and Atim...they will each be a member of the Evans Scholar family for life."