After six straight years of perseverance, Fall 2004 alum, Dustin Kloempken has finally succeeded in getting six small solar panels installed at his high school! Ever since Dustin returned from his semester at The Island School in 2004, he has been trying to get his school, Hopkins High School in Minnesota, to consider more eco-friendly practices, like using solar panels. This feat is just the beginning of what Dustin hopes is a long line of sustainable efforts at Hopkins High School and the surrounding areas. It is this determination and execution of The Island School’s mission of “leadership effecting change” that we like to see in our alumni after they leave campus. You can read more about the process Dustin went through to get the solar panels here! Congratulations, Dustin!