The Photosympathizers team members, from left, Kevin Parkinson, Zoe Hemez and Sophia Jeffrey. Parkinson will travel to San Francisco for the Project Green Challenge finals, to be held later this month. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos High School students Kevin Parkinson, Zoe Hemez and Sophia Jeffrey were among 16 finalists in the Project Green Challenge, a 30-day competition sponsored by Turning Green, a student-led global movement.
Parkinson, Hemez and Jeffrey’s team is named “The Photosympathizers.” Team leader, Kevin Parkinson will travel to San Francisco to represent his team at the capstone environmental challenge and conference. Turning Green will pay his travel expenses.
They entered the competition in mid-September when LAHS teacher Barbara Musgrave invited all students in the LAHS Environmental (Eco) Club to form teams to join the Project Green Challenge.
All participants received a Project Green challenge every morning throughout the month of October and had 24 hours to complete actions and upload their results. This year, a significant number of people took part in the Project Green Challenge – 536 schools were represented by 4,018 students globally.
The Photosympathizers share their thoughts about their challenge in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b783Y6nFUAg.