Bob Jorgensen with East Peoria Green, www.eastpeoriagreen.com., presented the first environmental scholarship at East Peoria Community High School. EP GREEN is made up of citizens and city staff. The members try to help our local government be as green as possible. East Peoria High School Teacher and Hope Club sponsor, Mr. Hobbs joined the group about 5 years ago. Because of Mr. Hobbs, EP GREEN now had a connection to EPCHS’s Hope Club. Hearing about Hope Club activities and interests made us realize that EP GREEN needs to encourage environmental stewardship of the earth with the younger generation. Because of this it was decided to give a scholarship to an environmentally active member of Hope Club. Hannah Schroer was the recipient of the award this year. She has been a member of the Hope Club for four years and the president for the last two years. Through Hope Club she has taken part in the EPCHS recycling program, the Clean Water Celebration, Green Carnival, and the promotion of refillable water bottles to replace one use plastic bottles. She has helped with some of EP GREEN’s events, like glass recycling. She has promoted environmental stewardship in her family, among her friends, and in the East Peoria Community. When she enrolls at Bradley University she plans to join the campus green club and keep growing in her mindfulness of ways to help our planet. East Peoria Green proudly awarded this $1000 Scholarship to Hannah Schoer. EP GREEN is looking forward to having Hope Club members of 2016 – 17 apply for the scholarship.
East Peoria Green Scholarship Award
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