Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency Awards $12,000 to Area Middle Schools for Promoting Energy Efficiency
Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) is proud to announce the winners of the “Secure Energy Future” video contest. Sixth through eighth grade students in the Kansas City metro area were encouraged to create 120-second public service announcements (PSAs) that promote energy efficiency at home or at school. Six area middle schools were selected to receive grant money for their participation.
Harrisonville Middle School won first place for Missouri, $3,000, Kearney Middle School won second place, $2,000 and Center Middle School won third place, $1,000. For Kansas, Spring Hill School won first place, $3,000 and Christ the King Middle School received second place, $2,000 and Piper Middle School won third place, $1,000.
Students were instructed to create a PSA that covered one of the following areas:
How energy is being used and how it can be conserved
Energy wasting habits or appliances and how to correct these habits
Energy conservation alternatives
Renewable energy resources
“This is our eighth year getting local youth involved in energy conservation,” said Herbert Webb, HUEE President. “The videos are getting better and better each year and we are impressed with the talent of the students. We hope the students continue to promote energy saving habits throughout their schools and communities.”
See the winners with awards and their videos below.
First Place – Kansas – Spring Hill Middle School
First Place – Missouri – Harrisonville Middle School
Second Place – Kansas – Christ the King School
Second Place – Missouri – Kearney Middle School
Third Place – Kansas – Piper Middle School
Third Place – Missouri – Center Middle School