Gayle Fischer, St. Gregory's director of teacher education, said winning a DaVinci award requires someone who is scholarly and willing to put in the extra effort.
“It was good timing with the topic of immigration, and it was a good lesson,” she said. “You can't send a bunch of high school kids down to Haiti, but they can go down to Catholic Charities and work with immigrants.”
Clark is a member of the university's basketball team in addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. He will begin student teaching in the fall.