HPHS AoEGT Students Volunteer at the CT Resource Recovery Authority Trash Museum

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 23     February 11, 2013

HPHS AoEGT Students Volunteer at the CT Resource Recovery Authority Trash Museum

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, six students from the "Green Team" at the HPHS Academy of Engineering and Green Technology (AoEGT) assisted the staff of the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority Trash Museum by chaperoning 390 children and adults at the "Scrap-it" workshop. The following students participated: Akeem Sherwood, Kiana Gordon, Jazzmin Mitchell, Marcy Nguyen, Christopher Davis, Tylena Schaffer, and Jade Alphonse.  Participants at the workshop received a tour of the museum and created an ornamental sun catchers made from repurposed CDs, fabrics, and adhesive foils.  The Green Team members were responsible for making sure their group and the presenters stayed on task and on time.   Sotoria Montanari, Education Supervisor at CRRA said, "The students were organized, focused and kept us all on task. Having the students there to rotate the groups totaling 390 attendees made the event manageable and a true success."  The Green Team plans to continue to work with the CRRA museum in promoting and educating the public on being "green"  by reducing, recycling, reusing, and renewing the earth's resources.
 
Green Team students prepare for visitors.  Marcy Nguyen and Akeem Sherwood focus intensely on their task
 
Tylena Schaffer smiles for the camera before the visitors arrive
 

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