takeCHARGE Announces 2020 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 $2,500 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.”

“To the students and teachers, thank you all for your enthusiastic participation and amazing entries” says Carl Bishop, Manager, Customer Care & Energy Efficiency, takeCHARGE, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “Students can take this new knowledge and apply it to be more energy efficient in their everyday lives.”

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:

  • Ms. Gilbert’s Grade 3 class from St. James All-Grade in Lark Harbour
  • Ms. Bryant’s Grade 3 class from St. Peter’s Primary in Mount Pearl
  • Donna O’Brien’s Grade 1 class from Labrador Straits Academy
  • Vanessa Patey’s Grade 6 class from Gros Morne Academy

Grades 7-12 Category:

  • Alyssa Power, Nikola Verbiski & Molly George; Grade 7 students from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Corner Brook

Second Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:

  • Ms. Fleming’s Grade 2 class from Hazelwood Elementary in St. John’s
  • Mrs. Snook-Walsh’s Grade 5 class from Gould’s Elementary in Goulds
  • Mrs. George’s Grade 1 class from Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook
  • Mrs. Oickle’s Grade 3 class from Brian Peckford Primary, Triton