Wind turbine to generate power at Jefferson West High School
A 45-foot wind turbine was raised into position Friday and began producing electricity at the Jefferson West High School.
It was the fruition of a two-year project by Leslie Bruton’s calculus class to obtain a grant and bring wind energy to the school.
The elementary and middle school students poured out onto the lawn during the noon hour to watch as workers raised the tower into position at a location behind the high school.
Returning for the event was Noah Livingston, a May graduate now at Kansas State University. He along with Mark Flood and Laura Newberry had headed up the chore last year making the phone calls and writing the letters to obtain the Wind for Schools grant through K-State. Livingston signed his name with a marker on the one of the blades.
The Wind for Schools program aims to help rural school districts install wind turbines for use in education, and to encourage incorporation of renewable energy education into the K-12 math and science curriculum.
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