Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Hull’s Jacobs Elementary and Memorial Middle School Students Share Ideas for Sustainable Living
HULL — Superintendent Michael F. Devine is pleased to share that several Jacobs and Memorial Elementary School students recently presented their vision of sustainability in Hull to the community.
Last school year, fourth and fifth grade students at Jacobs Elementary School were tasked with creating a model home featuring renewable energy, flooding and erosion solutions, among other sustainable ideas. The students showcased their work at the annual Science Fair at Jacobs Elementary School in June.
Students were also encouraged by their teachers to showcase their ideas at a “Hull Homes of the Future” tent at the Endless Summer Waterfront Festival, hosted by the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Nantasket Beach. Each student displayed the model home they built, and discussed the various concepts they included in their design.
“It was so exciting to see that our students were still engaged and passionate about the sustainable concepts they learned and explored last school year,” said Jacobs Elementary School Principal Christine Cappadona. “I’d like to thank everyone who made the “Hull Homes of the Future” tent a reality at the festival this weekend, and I’d also like to thank each student who chose to share their incredible ideas with our community.”
Students who brought their model sustainable homes to last weekend’s “Hull Homes of the Future” display included Jacobs Elementary fifth grade students Audi Bernard and Tristan Lofgren, alongside Memorial Middle School students Ellie O’Connor, grade six; Joseph DelGallo, grade six; and Max Lofgren, grade six.
Jacobs Elementary School fourth grade teacher Joan Lowry and Memorial Middle School seventh grade teacher Jo Frazier organized and attended the “Hull Homes of the Future” display, and several Memorial Middle School students including Maeve Mulvihill, grade eight; Elly Thomas, grade eight; Madelynn Pearson, grade eight; Holly Haeck, grade eight; Ruby Schult, grade eight; Grace Naylor, grade seven; Lily Zalduando, grade seven; and Soft Zalduando, grade seven also participated in the event.