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.
First: Zairah Farid, Hamden
Second: Cali Purcaro, Torrington
Third: Paige Keough, Enfield
First: Nathaniel Goldschmidt, West Hartford
Second: Zoe Miller, Torrington
Third: Aliza Ali, Hamden
First: Salma J. Farid, Hamden
Second: Joshau Eckel, Enfield
Third: Gianna Gilmore, Enfield
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.