Ivy League’s Miss Kathleen on the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Queens Court

Congratulations Miss Kathleen!

Every year the St. Patrick’s day parade committee seeks to find five young women to represent their Irish heritage, the city of Chicago and the plumbers Union local 130. Ivy League’s very own Miss Kathleen Murphy had the honor of being chosen as one of five women to hold the responsibility. “This experience of being on the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Queens Court will impact my life forever. I get to dive deeper into my family’s history as well as make my own,” says Murphy.

She has been with Ivy League Kids since 2016 and is currently a site director in the Troy 30C District at Hofer Elementary School. Her students adore her positive energy and engaging personality.

Outside of work, she competes as avid rugby player. Encouraged by her sister Brigid to play the sport, she began playing rugby in the fall of 2016 for the County Will Morrigans. Her skills have brought her to play for an all-star team in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) for Northshore to represent the Midwest.

“Being selected means the world to me, I never thought I’d put myself out there to be judged in that way but doing new things that may take me out of my comfort zone, gives me a different feeling of success that doesn’t match anything else. No matter who you meet or where you go, staying true to yourself is the best thing you can do. The Queen Kari and the four court members, Casey, Kelley, Emily and myself get to now inspire young Irish women come outside their comfort zones and that in a world that tells you, you can’t become a princess, you become a queen! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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