From a story on WSAW-TV, Wausau:

In the next three days, 20 high school students will have already gone to college and completed a credit.

It’s all part of Mid-State Technical College’s renewable energy academy.

Today, college professors showed how oil and coal has impacted our environment.

The students studied how renewable energy sources such as solar panels and bio-diesel fuels compare to energy consumption and cost.

Many of them say they never realized how many types of alternative energies are out there.

“How much waste is coming out in each of them just learning about it was kinda cool cause you can learn what to prevent in the future,” said 9th grader Samantha Contreres.

“I want renewable energy resources to happen so that we have a better future for our grandchildren and children ahead of us,” said 9th grader Christopher Herron.