Students find new use for discarded lawn clippings
Aaron Sass’s leadership class at Morada Middle School tosses grass clippings into the air to celebrate their first place win at the Garrett Morgan Symposium with a design for a hybrid school bus to run on lawn clippings and electricity.
- Students react to competing in Garrett Morgan Symposium
Students in Aaron Sass's leadership class wrote about their experience. The following comments are from their assignments:
"Being in the GMP was a great opportunity for me. This is one of those moments that I will never forget. Hard work really pays off!" — Sarah Yang
"I think the Garrett Morgan Program was a great experience for me. During the whole process, I learned how important teamwork is. My favorite memory about this competition is when we all got to see other schools present their projects." — Charmaine Luna
"I learned that when faced with unexpected obstacles, you have to have to take on the challenge and win. Through hard work and dedication, we succeeded!" — Diamond Tennis
"This competition was a great experience! I learned never to give up." — Brandon Or
— Source: Aaron Sass
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am
Tired of all those lawn clippings filling up your yard waste can? The students at Morada Middle School have found another use for them. The leadership class designed a hybrid school bus that would run off of pellets made from lawn clippings.
Teacher Aaron Sass said his students came up with the idea all on their own. The group was kicking around ideas, knowing they wanted to do something with biodiesel.
Friday, April 6, 2012 12:00 am.