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Eddie Crummey ’22 featured in Chicago Tribune
Eddie Crummey ’22 was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about his role as a city liaison with the City of Lake Forest.
Shout Out: Eddie Crummey, a student at Lake Forest College and city liaison
By Daniel I. Dorfman
Eddie Crummey, 19, hails from Los Angeles and is a freshman at Lake Forest College.
In his role in student government at the College, he makes frequent appearances at Lake Forest City Council meetings, reporting on them and working to build relationships between the city and College as a city liaison.
Crummey is majoring in international relations and minoring in legal studies. He recently talked with us about his work in student government.
Q: How did you get interested in serving on city government?
A: From elementary school to high school, I always had friends who wanted to run for student government, but I never did. Then in high school, senior year, I ran for it and got beat and I decided when I got to college, I said I would go all in and go for it. When I got here, I got elected.
Q: How did you decide on Lake Forest College?
A: It came down to Lake Forest College and Regis College, and I visited both schools. I liked Lake Forest more because of the old-world architecture, and also because of the international relations program at the school and how there was a study abroad (component).
Q: What was the biggest adjustment to living in Los Angeles to living in Lake Forest?
A: The big thing was definitely the weather and also the responsibility of having to do things on your own. Now, Mom and Dad aren’t going to drive me everywhere so I am limited by that.
Q: What are your plans for the summer?
A: Go back home and get some work experience, and take a course to get a brief re-introduction to Spanish because for accelerated Spanish in Lake Forest, you either have to test in or take a class over the summer. I’m definitely going to enjoy the California sun while I still can.
Q: How do you think you have changed over the past year?
A: Maturity has definitely gone up and I have become a better student. I made the honor roll and I never would have done that in high school, where I was a terrible student until the very end.
Q: What was a place in Chicago you really enjoyed seeing?
A: I wanted to go to the Willis Tower because I have been to the top of the tallest building in New York and the tallest building in Los Angeles. I also wanted to go to one of the theater productions at the Opera House and I wanted to see The Bean.
Shout Out is a weekly feature in which we introduce our readers to their fellow community members and local visitors throughout suburban Chicago.
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