Turns out Lake Forest resident Stephanie Cook has more going on than being a mom, wife, business owner, runner and community volunteer: She’s also really good at predicting Oscar winners.
Cook, owner of Creative Planners, an event planning business, correctly guessed the winners in eight of nine Academy Awards categories in a contest by Hill & Stone Insurance, located in Lake Bluff. Plus, she was the only contestant to correctly predict the winners of the top six Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. In addition, Stephanie correctly answered the bonus question that Hill & Stone owner, George Stone, once tried to sell an insurance policy to Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford.
For her success, Cook won a $50 AMC Theatre gift card, a $50 Maggianos Little Italy gift card and a miniature Academy Award for placing 1st.
Submitted by Hill & Stone Insurance, Lake Bluff