Christian Bush

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2018

 Louisville, KY

St. Xavier High School, 2014


Majors: History, Asian Studies and Political Science

Minor: Chinese language

Honors Societies

  • Dean's Scholar
  • Order of Omega
  • University Honors Program
  • University Honors Scholar
  • University Dean's List
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society


  • Eagle Scout
  • Brother Fabius Award

Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

  • McConnell Center Debate Society
  • Task Force Freshmen
  • Cards in Action Student Advocacy Team
  • University of Louisville Moot Court Team
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Community Service

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
  • Red Cross Platelet and Blood Donor
  • Break a Difference Alternative Spring Break, New Orleans
  • Project Warm

Internships and Work Experience

  • Balkan Heritage Archaeology Field School
  • REACH Tutor: History, Chinese 
  • McConnell Chao Archives, Archivist Assistant
  • Senator Rand Paul Office Intern (Summer 2016)
  • Louisville Crane House STARTALK Chinese Language Instructor
  • UofL's McConnell Center, Young Leaders Academy Counselor
  • U.S. Senate Page

High School

Christian is a 2014 graduate of St. Xavier High School, where he served as the service chair for the Saint Xavier “Y” Club and in the Boy Scouts of America. Christian also was a member of the varsity swim team and the National Honors Society, while an active participant in the Saint Xavier Republican Club. He also was an accomplished musician, having played the piano.

Favorite Books and Quotations

  • De Monarchia by Dante Alighieri

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

"No society can exist if respect for the law does not to some extent prevail; but the surest way to have the laws respected is to make them respectable." -Frederic Bastiat

BLOG- Christian's reflections on life as a McConnell Scholar