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Chancey Bush
From left, Mackintosh Academy students Delia Guilbert, Sydney Gelman, Nicholas Booth, Skyler Bernard and Allie O’Brien rejoice after cutting a ribbon during the school’s celebration for its new solar panels.

Even under cloudy skies last week, the future looked bright at Mackintosh Academy.

The private school flipped the switch on 97 new solar panels that will provide up to 70 percent of the school’s electricity and save more than $285,00 over the next 30 years. Yet it wasn’t the energy or cost savings the panels will provide that drew hundreds to the gymnasium last Thursday.