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Stamford Students Win Awards At Statewide Energy Contest

Kindergartener Jayne Visokey won third place at the 11th annual eesmarts student contest. Featured with event host Todd Piro, NBC CT.
Kindergartener Jayne Visokey won third place at the 11th annual eesmarts student contest. Featured with event host Todd Piro, NBC CT. Photo Credit: Provided

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jayne Visokey and Kiera Garry, students at Stamford’s Holy Spirit School, were honored last week as finalists at the 11th annual eesmarts™ student contest ceremony at the state Capitol.

Presented by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource and the United Illuminating Company, the contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 to create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, according to a press release.

Students in grades K-8 submitted a poster (grades K-2), narrative (grade 3), news article (grade 4), book review (grade 5), essay (grade 6), speech (grade 7) or public service announcement (grade 8) on a variety of energy efficiency and renewable topics, according to a press release.

High school students designed a community-based project to solve an energy-related issue in their community, according to a press release.

Jayne's project was awarded third place in the kindergarten category. She created a poster with an illustration of a house and depicted energy efficient tips that could be performed in each room, according to a press release. She received a $50 Amazon gift card and plaque.

Kiera’s project was awarded second place in the grade 5 category. Kiera wrote a book review on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss that described how the story addresses conserving nature and natural resources,  according to a press release. Kiera received a $250 Amazon gift card and plaque.

 For more information on the contest and the eesmarts program, please visit www.eesmarts.com.

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