Announcing the 2021 School Contest Winners

takeCHARGE, a joint partnership between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th 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 showcase energy conservation in creative and effective ways for a chance to win. A record number of entries were received this year – 75 submissions including videos, posters, poems and songs. Participants had a chance to win up to $2,500 for technology and other school supplies for their class or school.

“Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s contest. It is great to see so many engaging, interactive and educational projects”, says Keith Barrett, Manager of Energy Solutions with Newfoundland Power. “We are excited to offer this contest as part of our school program. It is important to continue to develop awareness with today’s youth about the importance of saving energy.”

“We would like to send a special thank you to the teachers who went above and beyond to participate in this contest and educate their students about energy efficiency,” says Carl Bishop, Manager, Customer Service, takeCHARGE, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “It is clear that the students are ready to takeCHARGE of their energy use.”

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:
• Ms. Titterington’s Grade 2 class from C. C. Loughlin in Corner Brook
• Ms. Ivany’s Kindergarten class from St. Peter’s Primary in Mount Pearl
• Ms. Power’s Grade 1 class from Cloud River Academy in Roddickton
• Ms. Edison’s Grade 4 class from A.R. Scammell Academy in Change Islands

Grades 7-12 Category:
• Luke Reardon, Grade 11 student at White Hills Academy in St. Anthony
• Sarah Howse, Grade 9 student at Pearce Junior High in Marystown

Second Prize Winners

Grades K-6 Category:
• Ms. Vincent’s Grade 4 class from Sprucewood Academy in Grand Falls – Windsor
• Ms. Brockerville’s Grade 5 class from Sacred Heart Academy in Marystown
• Ms. Baker’s Grade 4/5 class from Lake Melville School in North West River
• Ms. Penney’s Grade 5 class from Cloud River Academy in Roddickton