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Pink Flamingos for Extra Points

Mr. Macioci's AP Economics classes used the plastic pink flamingo as an example of culturally driven demand for a product that would otherwise serve no practical purpose in society (except, perhaps, to annoy your neighbors).

This iconic plastic lawn ornament was invented and manufactured right down the street in Leominster. For extra credit, each class was tasked with obtaining at least two authentic pink flamingos and bringing them to school.

The catch: they could not purchase, make, or steal the birds.

Thanks to Joe Merrill, Mr. Macioci's G period earned their extra credit in a big way!

Cushing Academy

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.