Published DateTo the editor,
I am writing to share our experience working with Chris Mega, candidate for the Inter-Lakes School Board. My daughter was one of the students who worked as a member of Team Weedbusters when they applied for the Lexus Eco-Challenge grant last fall. Students busied themselves doing research on invasive milfoil, interviewing community leaders like Stewart Lamprey and Rusty McLear, attending classes on how to control milfoil from spreading and then putting down on paper what they had learned to share with the public.
Chris Mega spent 20 plus hours of his own time videotaping the students kayaking adventures on various parts of Lake Winnipesaukee to identify invasive milfoil and then editing the video to fit into their powerpoint application presentation. Chris was also in the classroom videotaping when Team Weedbusters interviewed Stewart Lamprey and made him an ex-officio member of the team. I think the milfoil video had a lot to do with the students winning the first place award for middle schools participating on the east coast.
Generous of Mr. Mega, yes, but more important to me as a parent was the behavior Chris modeled for students when he validated their input, achievement, work ethic, and giving back to the community. Inter-Lakes students will benefit from being involved with a person like Chris Mega.
I urge you to cast your vote for Mr. Mega in the School Board elections on March 12th. You can learn more about Chris Mega on his website at www.chrismega.com.