Loyola Chicago’s Sister Jean to Receive an Award
Let me start by saying this, I normally don't get into 'March Madness', but you bet your butt I watched the year Sister Jean stole the show. Even if she wasn't cheering for a Chicago team I still would've watched because she's so adorable. The woman even got her own bobblehead for crying out loud.
The Catholic nun and longtime chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team became a celebrity last March as the Ramblers reached the NCAA Final Four. In August she celebrated her 99th birthday.
So, what award is she winning? Well, Sister Jean is getting the Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. The Illinois Department of Aging says,
Schmidt will receive the award Friday for her “outstanding achievements in education.” In a news release, the department says Schmidt is a fixture in the Loyola community and works to expand higher education opportunities to immigrant students.
I love this woman. Not only does she deserve this award, she deserves all the good in life. She is the pure definition of the phrase 'age is just a number'. From everyone at 97ZOK, congrats sista!