Barnette Middle School students win national design competition

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Monday, May 3, 2010:

Barnette Middle School has won the grand prize in the School of the Future Design Competition, a contest that asks students to come up with plans to redesign their school in an environmentally friendly fashion.

The school was awarded a $2,000 prize for winning.

The competition begins in September, and each competing team must submit a model made from recycled materials, a short presentation and a 750-word essay describing the planning process behind the project.

Barnette’s student team studied the blueprints of Barnette’s most recent renovation, read architecture magazines, and examined techniques used by other “green” schools.

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