2018 Bay Students of the Year
Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club
Led by Meg O’Brien, the Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club exemplifies leadership in student initiative and inspiration.
This school year, through passionate persistence and a well-presented cost analysis, the club was able to persuade the Bristol Town Council to, by unanimous vote, cease use of plastic utensils in favor of metal utensils in the school cafeteria.
Many members of the club joined Save The Bay’s Rally to Protect New England Waters, in protest against a federal proposal to open federal waters to oil and gas exploration and drilling.
Club members have also organized beach cleanups, helped with dune grass restoration projects, volunteered at the Exploration
Center and Aquarium and participated in field studies programs.