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Fenwick Grad is Queen of Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bridget Fitzgerald was a top-five finisher last year and is the second St. Patrick's Day Parade queen from Western Springs in the past eleven years.

By Darren McRoy

Fenwick alumna Bridget McMahon Fitzgerald was named queen of the the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade at a contest in Chicago last week.

Fitzgerald, 24, was competing for the third straight year, having placed in the top 25 in 2011 and the “Queen’s Court” top-five in 2012. At the announcement—a video of which is available on the parade website—she can be seen wiping away joyous tears.

“I was just so honored, and that’s why I started crying for a second,” said Fitzgerald. “I’ve worked so hard for this—I’ve gone to every single event with the word ‘Irish’ in it in Chicago for three years, rubbing elbows, shaking hands… I just honestly love being Irish and from Chicago.”

Read the full interview on Western Springs Patch. 

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