Catherine Cook student helps one town fight against bottled water industry

Evan Sill, 12, with his class project, "The Dark Side of Bottled Water." (Mina Bloom / DNAinfo)

OLD TOWN — When 12-year-old Evan Sill set out to do a class project on the dangers of plastic water bottles last school year, he had no idea that he’d actually reach a city official — let alone help make a difference.

The idea behind the end-of-the-year project at the private school, 226 W. Schiller St., was to choose a topic or policy that should be changed and try to make a change — big or small.

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Evan chose the dangers of plastic water bottles after his teacher, Elizabeth Niketopoulos, tipped him off to a controversy in the small town of Eldred, Penn.

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