Evan Clark

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Owensboro, KY

    Daviess County High School, 2016



    Major(s): Spanish and History

    Minor(s): Political Science

    Honors Societies

    • University of Louisville Honors Program
    • Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society


    • Trustees Scholarship Recipient
    • Panama Scholar, 2017
    • Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship Recipient
    • Quality Leadership University Scholarship Recipient
    • Optimistic International Essay Contest Winner, Kentucky-West Virginia District

    Extracurricular and Campus Involvement

    • Secretary, McConnell Scholars 
    • Honors Student Council Service Committee
    • Vice President, Sigma Alpha Lambda (UofL Chapter)
    • Standards Boards Chair/Founding Father, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
    • Freshman Council Chair, Arts and Sciences (2016-17)
    • Honors Living Learning Community (2016-17)
    • Latin American and Latino Students Organization
    • Secretary, Young Americans for Freedom
    • Co-President, College Republicans
    • Cardinal Christian Fellowship
    • Moot Court (2016)
    • McConnell Scholars Debate Society
    • Spanish Club

    Community Service

    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • Americana Community Center
    • Project Warm
    • Book and Media Sale for Americana Community Center
    • Adelante Hispanic Achievers
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • The Ability Experience
    • Republican Party of Kentucky
    • Aldea SOS Orphanage, Panama City, Panama
    • Wake Up for Finals
    • Wake Up for Spring Break
    • Glowau 

    High School

    Evan is a 2016 graduate of Daviess County High School where he was an AP Scholar with Distinction. He served as Student Body President, President of the Teenage Republicans, Vice-President of Beta Club and Secretary of National Honor Society. Evan also served in leadership roles in the Y-Club and in Spanish Honor Society during high school. He actively participated in the school’s Academic Team all four years of high school. As team captain, Evan led the team to a national championship in the 2015 Questions Unlimited competition in Chicago. Evan was also a 2015 Governor's Scholar.

    Internships and Work Experience

    • Student Assistant, McConnell Center
    • Intern, KY Rep. Suzanne Miles
    • Tennis Assistant, Owensboro Country Club

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • Guns, Germs, & Steel by Jared Diamond
    • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

    “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” -Lao-Tze

    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with the cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

    "It is the mark of an educated ind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle