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The Laconia High School has recently installed water bottle refill stations around the school. These stations are aimed to fulfill a goal of keeping the students hydrated with free, cold, filtered water and reduce the use of throw-away plastic. This idea initially came from LHS junior, Chelsea Parent after she saw them in use at UNH. She shared her idea with other members of Jobs for American Graudates and received support from two other LHS students, Autumn Ross and Savannah Bastis, who proposed having the idea implemented at Laconia High School with the Laconia School District Green Team. The Green Team supported the proposal and applied for a $5,000 grant through the town of Meredith, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. This one-time, 100 percent funding grant opportunity for local schools covered expenses for free water bottles and three bottle filling stations which have been installed and are currently in use. A fourth station will be purchased and installed with revenues from metal recycling from the Huot renovation. Pictured from left to right: Chelsea Parent, Autumn Ross, and Savannah Bastis (kneeling). (Courtesy photo)