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Hamden Students Win Awards at 10th Annual eesmarts™ Student Contest Ceremony

Kindergarten winners: Paige Keough, Zairah Farid and Cali Purcaro. Also, Kenneth B. Bowes, vice president Energy Delivery Services CL&P, Marissa Westbrook, Manager- Residential Energy Services, UI and Robert Klee, Commissioner for Conn. DEEP
Kindergarten winners: Paige Keough, Zairah Farid and Cali Purcaro. Also, Kenneth B. Bowes, vice president Energy Delivery Services CL&P, Marissa Westbrook, Manager- Residential Energy Services, UI and Robert Klee, Commissioner for Conn. DEEP

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Company, announced the winners of its tenth annual eesmarts™ Student Contest during a special ceremony held at the State Capitol on Thursday, June 5.

The contest gives Connecticut students in grades K-12 the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable energy, and sustainability through various media forms. This year’s contest received more than 900 submissions, and the 39 finalists represented 15 cities and towns across the state.

This year’s ceremony attracted more than 100 students, parents and energy efficiency supporters in celebration of the students’ hard work. Robert Klee, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with State Senators, State Representatives and representatives from Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating were in attendance to congratulate the winners. NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Bob Maxon served as Master of Ceremonies.

For all grade levels, first prize winners receive a $400 Amazon Gift Card, second prize winners receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card, and third prize winners receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Kindergarten 

First: Zairah Farid, Hamden

Second: Cali Purcaro, Torrington

Third: Paige Keough, Enfield

First Grade

First: Nathaniel Goldschmidt, West Hartford

Second: Zoe Miller, Torrington

Third: Aliza Ali, Hamden

Second Grade

First: Salma J. Farid, Hamden

Second: Joshau Eckel, Enfield

Third: Gianna Gilmore, Enfield

Fifth Grade

First: Faiz Farooqui, Hamden

Second: Yann Calderwood, Branford

Third: Kaleigh Spencer, Barkhamsted

For more information about the contest, please visit www.eesmarts.com/contest.

About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

 


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