Zechariah Daley of Oak Park and Daniel Ruggie of River Forest were among six Fenwick seniors recently named recipients of the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship. Both Daley and Ruggie are golf caddies at the Oak Park Country Club.
Fenwick’s other recipients are Natalie Archacki of Chicago, Elijah Bolger of Berwyn, Hugo Nunez of Berwyn and Anastasia Shkibara of River Grove.
The scholarship, named after legendary amateur golfer Chick Evans (1890-1979) and sponsored by the Western Golf Association and Evans Scholars Foundation, pays for the recipient’s full tuition and housing in college.
Caddies are nominated by their country clubs and must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected by the Evans Scholars Foundation.
Currently, there are 965 Evans Scholars attending colleges and universities across the country, including 15 from Fenwick. Since beginning in 1930, the program has paid for the education of more than 11,000 young men and women.