takeCHARGE Announces 2018 K-I-C Start School Contest Winners

takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) and Newfoundland Power, is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual Kids in Charge (K-I-C Start) school contest.

The aim of the province wide contest is to raise awareness about the importance of saving energy among students in elementary through high school. Students in kindergarten to grade twelve were invited to submit projects that demonstrate energy conservation in creative and effective ways for a chance to win. K-6 classes had a chance to win one of four grand prizes consisting of 5 iPads for their school. Grades 7-12 students entered for a chance to win an iPad for themselves and 5 iPads for their school.

Congratulations to all participants for their creative, entertaining and informative submissions. It was clear that all students put a tremendous amount of work into their submissions and we were very impressed with the entries,” said Krista Langthorne, Manager of Energy Conservation with Newfoundland Power. “The projects were engaging, interactive and very educational. We look forward to this contest as part of our school program as it encourages students to learn about the importance of energy efficiency.

“By educating students on the importance of energy efficiency, we are inspiring innovation and supporting actions that will help save energy and save money for generations to come.” Carl Bishop, Manager, Customer Care and Energy Efficiency with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-3 Category

  • Ms. Newhook’s Grade 3 class from Macdonald Drive Elementary in St. John’s
  • Ms. Morris’ Grades 1 to 3 Classes at William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, Labrador

Grades 4-6 Category

  • Ms. Snook’s Grade 5 class from Goulds Elementary in the Goulds
  • Ms. Goulding’s Grade 6 class from Bishop White School in Port Rexton

Grades 7-12 Category

  • Ms. Simms’ Grade 9 students: Glory Agada, Shane Peyton, Aaron Janes and Ryan Whelan from Exploits Valley Intermediate in Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Menihek High School students: Noah Barney, Jonathon Decker, Emma Meade, Elizabeth Noel, Allison Piercey in Labrador City