Before joining the NDA golf team at the state tournament this weekend, Captain Jill Edgington earned the recognition of October’s Student of the Month. A senior and member of NDA’s varsity golf team for four years, Jill excels academically, holds several athletic awards and plans to attend Centre College next year on a golf scholarship.
According to golf coach Karen Henderson, “there was never a doubt about [Jill’s] ability as a golfer, a student athlete or her toughness and competitive nature . . . she has matured into the type of leader that would inspire her teammates and earn their respect through word and deed.”
Jill has certainly gained the respect of others through her actions. Her Honors teacher, Mrs. Bricking, describes Jill as a “mature young women who takes education seriously” and gives 100% to serving others. Jill recently organized efforts to send a gift basket to a fellow Panda who was ill in the hospital. Jill recognized a need and took action, choosing to put others before herself. She volunteers weekly at the Notre Dame Urban Education Center and always looks forward to helping at the annual Special Olympics golf outing where Jill says she has “learned to give back with her golf ability.”
As it does in life, integrity plays a large role in the game of golf. When asked about the advice she gives to others, Jill says it’s the understanding that “integrity is one thing you go on the course with and one thing you should always leave with.” For her words of wisdom and all she does for the school community, Notre Dame is proud to call Jill Edgington a Panda! Congratulations to NDA’s October Student of the Month.