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Hayleigh Kapp

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Bio

I am a freshman attending Bloomsburg University for Environmental, Geological, and Geographical Sciences with a concentration in Environmental Geoscience and a minor in Hydrology. At Bloomsburg, I am in the marching band, symphonic band, orchestra, and wind ensemble. I have completed various community service activities including Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Wreaths Across America, and others. I was a member of the National Honor Society at Eastern Lebanon County High School and was the president. I have been ELCO's FFA Chapter's Vice President and Parliamentarian. My special achievements within FFA include receiving my Greenhand, Chapter, and Keystone Degrees.

Education

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Environmental Geosciences

Eastern Lebanon County High School

High School
2019 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

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  • Transfer schools of interest:

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  • Majors of interest:

    • Environmental Geosciences
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  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Environmental Services

    • Dream career goals:

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    • Employee

      Limestone Springs Fishing Preserve
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Manager

      Smith's Candies
      2021 – Present3 years

    Sports

    Equestrian

    Club
    2014 - Present10 years

    Research

    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

      FFAI was the primary researcher.
      2023 – 2023

    Arts

    • Bloomsburg University

      Music
      2023 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Wreaths Across AmericaWriting the program and placing wreaths
      2019 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Environmental Stewardship Award
    Winner
    At Bloomsburg University every day I see students and professors using plastic water bottles, instead of reusable water bottles. Some people that I know use multiple plastic water bottles every day, instead of investing in a reusable water bottle that can last for years. Unfortunately, this is a major problem in the United States, where generally clean drinking water is available and water bottles can be filled up at work or school more easily. According to earthday.org Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year, this equates to about 13 bottles per month for every person in the U.S. By buying a reusable water bottle 156 plastic water bottles could be saved annually. This is the problem for many single-use plastics in the United States. Globally, at least 14 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. All of this could be minimized or prevented if mandated recycling were put into place in the United States, and in other countries that have the infrastructure to do so. There are consequences to our actions of either, not knowing about other single-use plastics or not caring enough to use them. Our environment suffers from our actions. Plastic pollution is a huge issue, and even more so microplastics are a big issue. By mandating recycling and educating about the consequences of our actions a change can be made and we can help to build sustainability in the United States, and this can be done through people like myself who care enough to educate and speak out to make a difference.