takeCHARGE Announces 2019 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 this years’ 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. 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. Students were awarded up to $2500 in Chapters Gift Cards for technology and new school supplies for their class or 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 entries and we were very impressed,” said Stephanie Daley, 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.”

“We can see that this contest helps local schools empower their students to learn about energy and energy efficiency” says Carl Bishop, Manager, Customer Care & Energy Efficiency, takeCHARGE, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “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:

  • Mrs. Walsh’s Grade 5 class from Goulds Elementary in the Goulds
  • Ms. Hayward’s Kindergarten class from Beachy Cove Elementary in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
  • Ms. Thomas’s Grade 6 class from JR Smallwood Middle School in Wabush
  • Ms. Oickle’s Grade 3 class from Triton

Grades 7-12 Category:

  • Paige Walsh & William Bennett; Grade 10 students from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Corner Brook

Second Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:

  • Ms. Vincent’s Grade 1,2,3 class from Gill Memorial Academy in Musgrave Harbour
  • Ms. Bailey’s Grade 5 class from Catalina Elementary in Catalina
  • Ms. Hingston’s Grade 6 class from Gros Morne Academy in Rocky Harbour
  • Ms. O’Brien’s Grade 1,2 class from Labrador Straits Academy