A high school club in Rockport earns one of seven finalist spots in the Volvo Adventure Awards.
By J. Craig Anderson
A group of high school students in Rockport has blown away its U.S. competition in an international environmental contest by installing a towering 100-kilowatt wind turbine on their school campus.
Over the past several years, the Windplanners club at Camden Hills Regional High School has raised about $500,000 from grants and private donors to purchase and install a wind turbine next to the school track.The accomplishment has earned the club one of seven finalist spots in the international Volvo Adventure Awards for student-led environmental projects. Five representatives from the Windplanners will travel to automaker Volvo Group's headquarters in Sweden to give an oral presentation about their project before a panel of judges.
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