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


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Applications Due Feb. 1, 2022
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Haley Cepek

2020 Winner: Haley Cepek

Haley Cepek 


Haley is a Senior at Lincoln-Way Central High School, and she plans on attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall. Haley has a passion for resource conservation and sustainability, and she intends to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. After college, she is hopeful to establish a career in this field, possibly as a Sustainability Officer or an Environmental Consultant. Haley is an exceptional student and won her school’s Khan Academy contest by preparing and studying for the SAT. She also enjoys playing the cello and is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Outside of school, extra-curriculars, and working a part-time job, Haley spends her time volunteering to help organize and run various events that positively impact her community. Haley is excited to expand upon her current knowledge and skillset as she works towards her Environmental Science Degree, and she cannot wait to make a positive impact by caring for our planet and its natural resources.


Anna Rowzee

2019 Winner: Anna Rowzee

Anna Rowzee, the daughter of Mark and Krista of Joliet, will receive the 2019 Richard “Dick” McHugh Memorial Conservation Education Scholarshipin memory of Dick McHugh who served on the Will / South Cook SWCD Board for an amazing and unprecedented 50 years.  

Anna is a student at Plainfield High School, Central Campus.  She plans to attend Iowa State University where she will complete her undergraduate degree in horticulture. Anna is a member of her schools Nation Honors Society, works a part-time job and has been volunteering at Ready Set Ride for the past 4 years.


Grace Frickenstein

2019 Winner: Grace Frickenstein

Grace Frickenstein, the daughter of Robert and Kristine of Frankfort, will receive the 2019 EverettMoeller Memorial Conservation Education Scholarship. Everett Moeller served on the Will-South Cook SWCD Board from 1993-2017and was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau where he was active in Ag in the Classroom, a program introducing younger students to agriculture.

Grace is a student at Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort. She plans to attend The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and is interested in research that is geared toward conservation and preservation. Grace is passionate about archery and is very successful in local and national competitions. She is also took part in her school’s environmental action club and is a member of several honors societies including NHS, which she completes community service hours for quarterly.


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