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St. Albans students unveil sustainable greenhouse, hydroponics system on campus
{p}St. Albans High School AP biology teacher Caitlyn Dixon and her students unveiled their sustainable greenhouse and hydroponics system on campus Friday. (WCHS){/p}

A local high school group working toward a sustainable future took a big step forward on Friday.

St. Albans High School AP biology teacher Caitlyn Dixon and her students unveiled their sustainable greenhouse and hydroponics system on campus Friday.

The group has been working during the past two years to design and construct the dome.

"Once we won the grant, we developed a STEM program here at the school that's a class we offer now that's pretty unique to St. Albans,” Dixon said. “Students identified, did the site selection and they did solar studies, they determined where it should go on campus and then many students devoted most of their COVID summer to actually build a structure."

The students were joined by members of the St. Albans Public Works department and the carpentry program students who helped them complete construction.

The project was made possible thanks to a $7,000 grant through the Toshiba America Foundation for innovative classroom STEM projects. St. Albans was one of nine schools to receive the grant.

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