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Applications Due Feb. 1, 2019
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Madeline Poole

2016 Winner: Madeline Poole

Madeline Poole, the daughter of Thomas and Susan of Chicago, will receive the 2016 Allan May Memorial Conservation Education Scholarship in memory Allan May who served as the Will-South Cook USDA-NRCS District Conservationist for 30 years.

 Madeline is a student at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.  She plans to attend University of Illinois at Champaign, Illinois in the fall where she will study Agricultural and Biological Engineering. With concern for the conservation of soil and water resources, Madeline hopes to work in the field of soil fertility and advanced irrigation after graduating from college.  Abigail enjoys kayaking, hiking and reading.


Abigail Zabrodsky

2016 Winner: Abigail Zabrodsky

Abigail Zabrodsky, the daughter of Andre and Christina of Brookfield, will receive the 2016 Richard “Dick” McHugh Memorial Conservation Education Scholarship in memory of Dick McHugh who served on the Will / South Cook SWCD Board for an amazing and unprecedented 50 years.

Abigail is a student at Lyons Township High School.  She plans to attend Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa in the fall where she will study Environmental Science and Forestry. Abigail’s hobbies include hiking, playing laser tag and embroidery.  With a strong appreciation for the environment, Abigail would like to work as a soil conservationist, urban forester or a park ranger after graduating college.



Luke Schubbe

2015 Winner: Luke Schubbe


Luke Schubbe, the son of Brian and Sheri Schubbe of Peotone, is the 2015 recipient of the Allan May Conservation Scholarship.  Luke is a student at Peotone High School.  He plans to attend Illinois State University at Normal, Illinois in the fall where he will study agronomy management and crop/soil science.  Luke comes from a family that has farmed for many generations and he expects to carry on the tradition after his graduation.  His studies will help him to improve the productivity and efficiency of his family’s business while also conserving the farmland for future generations.  Active in his community and his church, Luke also manages his own hay business.  He enjoys spending time with friends, playing guitar, physical fitness and restoring antique vehicles.


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