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March 21, 2012

Students use photography to critique schools

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At Consentino Middle School, several students have already expressed ideas about what they would like to see changed at their school.

"I hope to see the lockers improved," said seventh-grader Jenna Solimine. "My locker doesn't shut and others need to be fixed and repaired. I've gotten things stolen from my locker and that's frustrating."

"I thought that we could use the greenhouse more often," said fifth-grader Kayla Adams. "We can use it more for projects in science."

The greenhouse is located in the school's courtyard and is primarily used during an after-school program. Adams hopes students can use it as part of their classroom science lessons.

The Green Business Idea contest will continue this year, but with a twist. The contest is open to high school students. This year the winners will receive money geared toward making their project a reality.

"We are really trying to find the next entrepreneurs of Haverhill," Michitson said. "We are always trying to draw companies into the city and market the city to entrepreneurs. With this, we also want to start growing them."

The two contests are related. Michitson hopes ideas from the Intelligent City contest can eventually be developed into concrete ideas in the Green Business Idea contest.

"We thought that the photo contest could achieve the end goal to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, but we could do it in a less complicated way to match the level that they are currently at," Michitson said.

Last year, Brightside awarded $3,400 to 12 winners in the Green Business Idea contest. First-place winners included Benjamyn O'Brien for "A Chemical Free City;" Lissangy Rodriguez for HOW (a how-to, online magazine for kids, by kids); Jessica Sarro for "Reuse Your Wrappers;" and Ricardo Pereira and Pablo Molina for "The Solar Powered Pool/Hot Tub."

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