Womick is one of 50 applicants selected to an all-expenses paid weekend to Washington, D.C. to tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president.
Oakbrook senior Jake Womick is one of 50 students in the United States to be named a Coolidge Senator by the Coolidge Foundation.
Womick will leave Thursday for Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid weekend where he will tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president.
Womick was selected from nearly 2,500 students from all 50 states who applied for the prestigous Coolidge Scholarship, which provides students with a full-ride for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Only three scholarships are awarded each year. While Womick did not receieve the scholoarship, being selected for as a Senator is a true honor.
Each applicant was required to read and write an essay about the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.
Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. The main criterion is academic excellence as well as a demonstrated interest in public policy; an appreciation for the values Coolidge championed; as well as humility, service, and leadership.