2020 NEED Student of the Year – Teegan Mathey
NEED is pleased to select Teegan Mathey of Oswego East High School (Oswego, IL) as the 2020 Student of the Year.
Teegan’s personal strengths are as impressive as her intellectual accomplishments. Her caring nature and positive attitude towards others allow her to work well with peers and adults alike. She has been a part of the NEED Youth Energy Conference & Awards staff for the past 3 years and her cheerful presence, creative ideas, and knowledge of energy help make our annual conference and awards event such a success.
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, her and fellow AP Environmental Science classmates organized an Earth Week presentation for the Illinois State Science Symposium. From getting community members free energy saving kits, sharing how to upcycle old t-shirts to make dog toys, picking up enough litter to fill over 30 garbage bags and more, she always goes above and beyond with her community service efforts.
Teegan has recently been accepted into the National Honor Society, as well as will start a student internship with the largest electric utility in Illinois, ComEd. She demonstrates the outstanding qualities we look for in our student recipients of this award and we are certain Teegan is going to continue to take on and succeed at all endeavors the future brings her way.
Congratulations to this extraordinary young woman!