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Wyoming High School senior awarded Evans Scholarship

Jorge Garcia will attend Michigan in the fall
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Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 17:16:14-04

WYOMING, Mich. — Many high school seniors are making plans for the future.

Wyoming High School senior Jorge Garcia will be heading to the University of Michigan to study computer engineering, it is something he has always wanted to do.

High school senior wins caddie scholarship

Jorge was awarded a Chick Evans Scholarship which means that his tuition and housing will be covered for four years in Ann Arbor.

"I was worried, I wanted to go to U of M. I didn't know how I was going to pay for it so once I got it I was just so relieved," Jorge stated when asked about his feelings when he first found out he was getting the scholarship.

Only 25 Evans Scholarships were awarded this year in the state of Michigan.

They go to students that have a strong record as a caddie, excellent grades, a financial need and outstanding character.

Jorge has been a caddie at Kent Country Club in Grand Rapids for the last four years. It wasn't always easy, but he stuck with it.

"I kept going because along with the scholarship I was saving up to build my first computer," Jorge added. "At the time that was my only way to get money so I kept going to save up and save up for this first computer."

By his third year year, Jorge was the most selected caddie at the club. In all his days as a loop, he says there is one that stands out more than any other.

"What I remember the most is when I fell off the golf cart," Jorge said. "Twice in the same day, but I got a hundred dollar tip."

On top of his reputation as an excellent caddie, Jorge maintains a grade point average of four point oh seven and is part of the first generation in his family to attend college.

"My parents left everything, they came from Mexico they left their families and everything to come here to give us a better life," Jorge said. "So I feel like me going to college for the first time is just me giving back to my family."