In March, over 980 kindergarten through fifth grade students in Pinellas County sent in artwork depicting ways to save energy at home for this contest, themed “The Power Is Yours!”
“It was difficult to choose from so many great submissions,” says James Stevenson, Energy Conservation Specialist at Pinellas County Extension, “We are glad to see that Pinellas County has so many creative youngsters who are learning about the importance of conserving energy.”
The winners are:
Nick Costa, Keswick Christian School
Katllyn DeSantis, Keswick Christian School
Luna Garcia, Cypress Woods Elementary
Morgan Lipkin, Forest Lakes Elementary
Hailey Mahadeen, Westlake Christian School
Nicholas Rinderle, Westlake Christian School
Evie Schulte, Skycrest Christian School
Zachary Schwab, Ridgecrest Elementary
Kate Thorington, Westlake Christian School
The winning entries can be viewed at http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/sustainability/pdf/2011_PEEP_TshirtWinners.pdf.
During the announcements at their school, each winner is being presented with a
shirt and a plaque printed with their design. Their teachers are also receiving a shirt and their classmates get pencil cases, scented highlighters, and magnets. All participating teachers will receive a pencil case with highlighters.
PEEP is working to reduce the carbon footprint of Pinellas County by educating the public about home energy conservation. PEEP is administered by Pinellas County Extension and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.