Senior Jeremy Laboe Receives Evans Scholarship to Attend University of Notre Dame
Saint Patrick High School is proud to announce that senior Jeremy Laboe (St. Giles) has received a full tuition and housing college scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame through the Western Golf Association’s Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
The scholarships, offered at 19 top universities across the country, are renewable for up to four years and awarded to high school seniors who have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.
“Receiving the Evans Scholarship is truly a dream come true,” Laboe said. “With the scholarship, I will be able to set myself up for success in the future and maintain many connections that I have already built so far. I am unbelievably grateful and excited that I was given such an opportunity to attend my dream school for such little financial stress. Attending Notre Dame has been a dream of mine ever since I can remember and I am thrilled that I can share this opportunity with my two sisters and the rest of my family.”
Laboe is the Senior Class President and president of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Saint Patrick and said receiving the scholarship would not have been possible if it weren’t for the terrific faculty and staff at the school. “Each and every day, the teachers push you to reach your full potential, and know how to set you up to succeed at the next level.” Jeremy credits Saint Patrick President Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, AFSC, Mrs. Fiorante, Mr. Doyle, Coach Guerra, Coach McIntee, and many more for pushing him through his high school career. “I know that with the academic and moral education I received at Saint Patrick, I will truly thrive as an Evans Scholar and as a member of the Fighting Irish!”
Jeremy says that caddying is a job he would recommend to everyone, even if you’re not familiar with the game of golf. “Going into my freshman year, I did not know what golf really was, besides the glimpses I caught of it on TV,” he said. “Now, I’ve received a full tuition and housing scholarship to my dream school, something that I never would have had if I didn’t take that leap.” Even if he hadn’t received the scholarship Jeremy says, “Caddying has taught me how to interact with people I did not know, always work hard for things in life, and truly be the best person I can be.”
Dr. Schmidt – a past Western Golf Association (WGA) board member and current director – is extremely proud of the efforts he’s seen from St. Pat’s students over the years, and strongly believes that caddying can help young men set themselves up for success later in life.
“Caddying is more than a summer job – it’s an investment in the future,” Schmidt has said. “It’s on the links where caddies, like Jeremy, are mentored by successful adults, learn life lessons, hone a strong work ethic and take their own shot at opportunity: Earning an Evans Scholarship.”
With the addition of Laboe, the first to attend the University of Notre Dame on an Evans Scholarship from Saint Patrick, the school has had a total of 115 students earn the prestigious scholarship. Saint Patrick leads the nation in Evans Scholars with 19 graduates currently receiving a tuition-free education.