In addition to being a Nazareth Academy athlete (golf and lacrosse) and active in Nazareth clubs (Model UN and Science & Engineering), Patrick Quinn is also a caddie at Chicago Highlands Country Club. It is the combination of these factors that has led him to receive the prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship, presented to only 200 students across the nation.
“I am very excited and proud to be an Evans Scholar,” Quinn said. “It is the opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to make the most of it.”
He's already displayed leadership at Nazareth, heading the Prairie Restoration Service Project and as an active member of Youth Initiative.
Q. What lessons did you learn as a caddie that have helped/will help you in the future?
A. Caddying has taught me to value hard work, persistence and to always give it 100 percent of my effort.
Q. What do you plan to study in college?
A. I plan to study chemistry at Marquette University (in Milwaukee).
Q. What is your favorite class or favorite subject at Nazareth? Favorite teacher?
A. My favorite class at Nazareth is U.S. History and my favorite teacher is Mrs. Hawkins.
Q. What is one thing someone wouldn’t expect to know about you?
A. People might not expect that I really enjoy going on vacations with my family.
Q. What is your favorite thing about Nazareth Academy?
A. The people at Nazareth are my favorite thing.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. The Chicago Blackhawks are my favorite sports team.
Q. What is the one website or social media site that you must visit every day?
A. I visit Facebook at least once every day.
Q. What is your favorite TV show?
A. My favorite TV show is “Hawaii Five-0.”
Q. What else should we know about you?
A. I have two younger brothers. One is a fifth grader and the other is coming to Nazareth next year. I am very thankful for the opportunity that this scholarship has given me.