Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hanahan Middle School is on its way to the national round of the Lexus Eco Challenge for the third year in a row.
The team recently won the Southeast regional round with a project that educated the community about air quality. For the national round of Eco Challenge, students are competing with 15 other middle schools for a chance of winning $25,000. Team members include Murray Burn, Parker Futrell, Adeline Nguyen, Anna Sieger, Madeline Vick, Johnna Wallace, Katelyn Wilson, Brittany Young, and Jessica Young with Alexandra Davis as the teacher sponsor.
For their national project, team members will be focusing on local foods. A greenhouse has been built on campus, and students have planted a variety of vegetables and herbs. Students have also visited Thornhill Farm to learn more about the importance of local foods.
"This project has really given the students a new appreciation of where their food comes from," Davis said.
Check out the team's Facebook page at "HMS Eco Challenge 2011-2012" to learn more about their project and to watch videos they have created.