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The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District Opposes Compass Business Park!

 

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Scholarships

Click Here to Download 2022 Scholarship Application

Applications Due Feb. 1, 2022
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Lauren Trail

2018 Winner: Lauren Trail

Lauren Trail, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth of Western Springs, will receive the 2018 Everett Moeller Conservation Education Scholarship in memory of  Everett Moeller who served on the Will-South Cook SWCD Board from 1993-2017. 

Lauren is a student at Lyons Township High School in La Grange.  She plans to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan or University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin where she will pursue dual degrees in environmental science and arts.   As a result of studying environmental science in a high school AP course, Lauren has found a passion for natural resources.  She plans to pursue a career that combines both degrees by designing new technologies that create sustainable solutions for the earth.  Lauren has volunteered as physics peer tutor at school and is a member of the Plymouth Fellowship Youth Group at 1st Congregational Church in Western Springs where she participates in mission work. Lauren is also the editor of Menagerie, a student run art and literary school publication.  An award winning artist, Lauren enjoys traveling, camping and down hill skiing.

 

 

Kate Robinson

2018 Winner: Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson, the daughter of Seth and Donia of Lockport, will receive the 2018 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. 

 Kate is a student at Lockport Township High School.  She plans to attend San Diego State University at San Diego, California in the fall where she will study environmental engineering. A percussionist and pianist in band, Kate is also a member of the sign language club.  She enjoys reading and is a volunteer at the Homer library.  With a strong appreciation for the environment, Kate hopes to find new ways to address the issues facing our planet.   

 

 

Adam Janicki

2017 Winner: Adam Janicki

On Thursday, March 2nd, Adam Janicki of LaGrange was presented with the 2017 Allan May Memorial Conservation Education Scholarship from the Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District.

Adam is the son of Glenn and Ann of LaGrange.  Adam was presented with the award during the SWCD’s Annual Recognition Dinner at the Peotone Atrium.  Established in 2007, the  $1000 scholarship is awarded each year in memory of Allan May who served as the Will-South Cook USDA-NRCS District Conservationist for 30 years. Luke’s name will be engraved on a plaque, commemorating the scholarship, on display in the SWCD office in New Lenox.

Adam is a student at the Lyons Township High School in LaGrange.  He plans to attend University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in the fall where he will study Conservation Biology. With concern for the destruction of biodiversity, Adam hopes to manage and protect biodiversity through activism, education and field research.   In addition to volunteering at St. Xavier Catholic Church and Eden Place Conservation Center, Adam’s hobbies include canoeing, hiking and camping.  

 

 

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