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Apr
10

Block named Evans Scholar

Archbishop McNicholas High School proudly announces that senior Atticus Block has been named an Evans Scholar at Miami University.143963685.JPG

The Evans Scholars Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships to golf caddies. Sponsored by the Western Golf Association, the Evans Scholars Foundation has helped more than 10,600 caddies attend college since 1930. Evans Scholars are chosen based on a strong caddie record, excellent academics, and outstanding character.

Block was nominated by Hyde Park Golf and Country Club for his outstanding work as a caddy as well as his exceptional high school record. He has played golf since he was very young and began caddying his sophomore year in high school. Block was a member of the 2016 state champion men’s golf team at McNicholas.

Out of over 750 applications, Block is one of about 20 students in Ohio who are Evans Scholars this year. He began the application process last October, and as a finalist, he participated in a press conference-style interview this past winter. “I was not surprised at any of the questions,” Block said. “They really wanted to get to know me, not trip me up with difficult questions.”

golf_state_champs-2.jpgBlock will live in the Evans Scholars House on the Miami University campus and looks forward to studying bioengineering.  He credits his preparation for the scholarship and college to McNicholas.  “I believe McNicholas prepared me very well for what I will study in the future,” Block said.  “Mrs. Goines taught biology in such a way that it made it a career option for me.”

In addition to playing on the golf team, Block is Student Council president, National Art Society vice-president, and a member of the lacrosse team.  “Atticus is such a well-rounded, very deserving recipient of this scholarship,” Alaina Way, guidance counselor at McNicholas, said. “He understands what a big deal this is and is extremely grateful for the opportunity.”

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