Photo by Brea Cunningham

Photos from this year’s Lincoln Laureate presentation Knox may look a little different from previous years, but Isaac Hughes ’21 is the quintessential honoree.

A double-major in environmental studies and philosophy from Vashon Island, Washington, Hughes is a member of the Prairie Fire cross country team, a Phi Beta Kappa member, plays on the Ultimate Frisbee team, has studied abroad in Chile, regularly works and volunteers at the Knox Farm, and participates in Students for Sustainability, Spanish Table lunch gatherings, and Knox theatrical productions.

“Isaac is a surprising fellow,” read his nomination. “It seems that wherever you go on campus and sometimes off, Isaac pops up.” He is finishing his Knox career pursuing Honors research into the shortcoming of Illinois’s Livestock Facilities Management Act.