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Calhoun Students Win Water Quality Challenge

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Four students from Calhoun High School were selected as winners of the 2021 Long Island Water Quality Challenge.

Kamila Agudelo, Rachel Macnamara, Rose Cepeda and Julie Moehringer’s proposal is “Landscaping Improvements at Sanford H. Calhoun High School to Mitigate Nitrogen/Pollutant Contamination of Regional Water through Stormwater Runoff.”

“Calhoun’s proposal promotes project-based learning in STEAM and has helped students develop a greater understanding of how their classroom curriculum can be applied to protecting Long Island’s crucial water resources – with a specific focus on reducing or eliminating nitrogen pollution,” explained Long Island Regional Planning Council Deputy Executive Director Elizabeth Cole in her congratulatory email.

The team will be awarded a grant as well, to be used toward the implementation of their proposed project.

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