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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