Bridget has been named 2014 St. Patrick's Day Queen.
Nineteen nominations were submitted for the title—seven of which were in favor of Bridget for the crown.
"It’s clear to see why; as she has touched the lives of so many," Mayor Brian Reaves said. "Bridget comes from a long line of Irish ancestry."
Bridget has a passion for playing the fiddle and is an active member of the All-Ireland Grupai Cheoil. She shares her love of Irish music by teaching younger musicians at the Murphy Roche School of Irish Music. Bridget also loves the game of golf. Currently a senior at Lemont High School, in 2013, she became the school’s first two-time girl’s golf state qualifier. Another success through the school’s Future Business Leaders of America, was a first place win in the Community Service Project category as a co-leader of a clothing drive. In less than 2 weeks, the drive took in over 400 donated items.
The contest was open to Lemont residents, high school juniors through second year college students, preferably of Irish heritage. Nominees should demonstrate an active involvement in school service organizations and/or community service activities.Bridget was best summed up by Cathy Heatherington, who nominated Bridget.
"…Bridget Rose Lynn exemplifies all the qualities that the Village of Lemont St. Patrick’s parade queen represents – involvement in the Lemont Community, strong family ties with her Irish heritage and her grace, beauty and poise that speak for themselves!"