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Taste Test at Richmond Middle School

  • Seventh-graders Shannon Walsh, left, and Leila Trummel, both 12, and teacher Sarah Glass, who helps run the RMS Green Lunchers, prepare water cups for a blind taste test between bottled and tap water at Richmond Middle School in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. "We're trying to get our school not to have bottled water because it's bad for the earth," Trummel said. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Seventh-graders Shannon Walsh, left, and Leila Trummel, both 12, and teacher Sarah Glass, who helps run the RMS Green Lunchers, prepare water cups for a blind taste test between bottled and tap water at Richmond Middle School in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. "We're trying to get our school not to have bottled water because it's bad for the earth," Trummel said. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Adina Desaulniers, left, science teacher and co-chair of the Richmond Middle School sustainability committee, tries a water sample during a blind taste test between bottled and tap water proctored by RMS Green Lunchers, including, from right, seventh graders Shannon Walsh, 12, Leila Trummel, 12, and Jasmine Lou, 13, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. The taste test was coordinated by the Green Lunchers and the Hanover Water Department, and pitted tap water against the brand of bottled water the school currently purchases. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Adina Desaulniers, left, science teacher and co-chair of the Richmond Middle School sustainability committee, tries a water sample during a blind taste test between bottled and tap water proctored by RMS Green Lunchers, including, from right, seventh graders Shannon Walsh, 12, Leila Trummel, 12, and Jasmine Lou, 13, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. The taste test was coordinated by the Green Lunchers and the Hanover Water Department, and pitted tap water against the brand of bottled water the school currently purchases. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Richmond Middle School eighth-grader Eli Woloshin, 13, tries two bottled and tap water samples simultaneously while participating in a blind taste test with classmate Vincent Versteeg, right,13, that was proctored by members of the RMS Green Lunchers, including seventh-grader Jasmine Lou, left, 13, and assisted by teachers including Ginger Wells, right, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. Students had clear opinions on which sample tasted better, though Green Luncher Leila Trummel, 12, noted that some were clearly wrong when they ventured a guess on which sample was which. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Richmond Middle School eighth-grader Eli Woloshin, 13, tries two bottled and tap water samples simultaneously while participating in a blind taste test with classmate Vincent Versteeg, right,13, that was proctored by members of the RMS Green Lunchers, including seventh-grader Jasmine Lou, left, 13, and assisted by teachers including Ginger Wells, right, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. Students had clear opinions on which sample tasted better, though Green Luncher Leila Trummel, 12, noted that some were clearly wrong when they ventured a guess on which sample was which. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Seventh-graders Shannon Walsh, left, and Leila Trummel, both 12, and teacher Sarah Glass, who helps run the RMS Green Lunchers, prepare water cups for a blind taste test between bottled and tap water at Richmond Middle School in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. "We're trying to get our school not to have bottled water because it's bad for the earth," Trummel said. (Valley News - Will Parson)
  • Adina Desaulniers, left, science teacher and co-chair of the Richmond Middle School sustainability committee, tries a water sample during a blind taste test between bottled and tap water proctored by RMS Green Lunchers, including, from right, seventh graders Shannon Walsh, 12, Leila Trummel, 12, and Jasmine Lou, 13, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. The taste test was coordinated by the Green Lunchers and the Hanover Water Department, and pitted tap water against the brand of bottled water the school currently purchases. (Valley News - Will Parson)
  • Richmond Middle School eighth-grader Eli Woloshin, 13, tries two bottled and tap water samples simultaneously while participating in a blind taste test with classmate Vincent Versteeg, right,13, that was proctored by members of the RMS Green Lunchers, including seventh-grader Jasmine Lou, left, 13, and assisted by teachers including Ginger Wells, right, at the school in Hanover, N.H., on April 9, 2014. Students had clear opinions on which sample tasted better, though Green Luncher Leila Trummel, 12, noted that some were clearly wrong when they ventured a guess on which sample was which. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Seventh-graders Shannon Walsh, left, and Leila Trummel, and teacher Sarah Glass, who helps run the Richmond Middle School Green Lunchers group, prepare paper cups for a blind taste test between tap water and bottled water at school last week. “We’re trying to get our school not to have bottled water because it’s bad for the Earth,’’ said Trummel.