Best to wishes to Green Schools Graduate, Carol Bowe! Carol will be graduating from Boston Latin School and heading to Bryn Mawr College in the Fall. We wish the very best for you today and always!
Carol had this to say about her experience with us….
“I will miss the green schools organization more than I can explain. You guys have helped me accomplish incredible things and I am so thankful! I will be attending Bryn Mawr College in the fall and majoring in physics! Bryn Mawr has a 4 + 1 program with UPENN so I can graduate with my bachelors in physics from Bryn Mawr and my masters in engineering from UPENN. I will also be working with the environmental group on Bryn Mawr’s campus and possibly doing improv as well! That is the plan…Sometimes plans change but I am excited regardless! “
When I signed up for Senior Project, I really had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew it would be a great opportunity to learn about something I didn’t already know, but I couldn’t decide where to got with it. Luckily, I had registered for the Environmental Issues class during first trimester. The class focuses on energy sources and consumption. This class opened my eyes to the many ways in which humans are negatively affecting the planet. The class piqued my interest. Since this was only a one-term class, I decided I would focus on environmental issues for my Senior Project. When I needed to find a mentor, I decided I would ask Robin Organ, Executive Director at Green Schools. It was an obvious choice give that the organization is based right at Mansfield High School.
I enjoyed all of the Green Schools events I participated in. All of the students and adults involved with the organization are so friendly and passionate. Being around all of these hardworking people made me motivated to work too. one of my favorite experiences with Green Schools was the 6th annual Green Schools Summit. I had gone to the summits at Mansfield High School, but it was interesting to see what Southeastern Voc. High School had to offer. I also loved seeing other projects, companies and organizations that explore sustainable options. Another Green Schools event I really liked was the MA water Forum. This workshop was held at the Statehouse in Boston where Green Schools met with a group of students from the area to talk about local water issues. it was a great way to spread awareness to other high school students and it was interesting to see how other students felt about these issues.
I learned a lot from working with Green Schools this year. Clearly, I learned a lot of information about various environmental topics from all of the events I attended. More importantly, I learned that working hard is easy when your are passionate about what you do. In addition, I gained a desire to do what I love for the rest of my life so that I’m never stuck being bored with my job. Next year I am going to UMASS Amherst and majoring in chemical engineering. Since this is such a broad field, I plan to focus on creating more sustainable products and processes. Because of Green Schools I feel that I have the confidence to get involved in my new school’s community and I have the work ethic to succeed there.