Announcing our 2024 School Contest Winners

takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th annual Kids in Charge (K-I-C Start) school contest.

The province-wide contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of saving energy among students. takeCHARGE invited students in kindergarten to grade twelve to submit projects that showcase energy conservation in creative and effective ways for a chance to win. Participants could win up to $2,500 for technology and other school supplies for their class or school. Many creative entries were received again this year – over 40 submissions, including videos, posters, and songs.

“Congratulations to all the participants in our school contest! It’s fantastic to witness such ingenuity and enthusiasm for energy efficiency among these students,” expresses Keith Barrett, Manager of Energy Solutions at Newfoundland Power. “Educating today’s youth about the importance of energy conservation is always a priority for us, and we’re consistently impressed by the valuable lessons we learn from them. These students clearly possess a genuine passion for energy efficiency, and it’s evident that it’s becoming an integral part of their everyday lives.”

“This year’s entries have shown that students had a great time learning about energy efficiency and conservation,” says Elaine Cole, Energy Efficiency Administrator with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “We are thrilled to offer this contest as part of our school program. We would like to send a special thank you to the teachers who went above and beyond their curriculum to participate in this contest and educate their students about energy efficiency.”

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:
• Ms. Greenham’s Grade 4 class from Twillingate Island Elementary in Twillingate
• Ms. Rosanne’s Grade 2&3 class from Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn
• Ms. Morry’s Grade 2 class from All Saints All Grade in Grey River
• Ms. Young’s Grade 4, 5 & 6 class from Jakeman All Grade in Trout River

Grades 7-12 Category:
• Sophie Strugnell, Grade 9 student from St. Lewis Academy in St. Lewis
• Katy Hancock, Teresa Coleman, Emiley Tucker and Sophie Tucker, Grade 8 students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook

Second Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:
• Ms. Penney’s Kindergarten class from Bishop White Elementary in Port Rexton
• Ms. McLean’s grade 5 class from Lakeside Elementary in Buchans
• Ms. Arklie’s grade 3&4 class from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Corner Brook
• Ms. Russell’s grade 2 class from Bayside Academy in Port Hope Simpson
• Ms. Whiteway’s grade 3, 4 & 5 class from William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown
• Ms. Power’s grade 4 & 5 class from Cloud River Academy in Roddickton