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Students win energy conservation video contest

PSEG Long Island announced the winners of its annual I Am EM-Powered Energy Conservation Video Public Service Announcement Contest. 

The 11 video winners were selected out of 273 videos that were submitted by students and teachers.

Over the past two and a half months, nearly 4,000 students in grades 4-8 across Long Island and the Rockaways engaged in PSEG Long Island’s I Am EM-Powered program. They learned concepts of conserving energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, the benefits of renewable energy and tackling pollution – concepts they put into action in their video public service announcements.

“It’s great to see how these young learners are embracing the concepts of clean energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and tackling pollution. They are adding to the discussion about what we can do to protect and nurture our planet,” Michael Voltz, PSEG Long Island’s director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said in a company statement. “Congratulations to the thousands of students who participated, and thank you to the teachers who brought the contest and coursework into their classrooms.”

The winners included:

Olivia Caraballo, 4th grade, Twin Pines Elementary School in Brentwood

Christie Arce, Darlene Herrera and Carissa Spencer, 8th grade, Copiague Middle School

Stephanie Rekas and Alyson Vargas, 8th grade, Copiague Middle School

Connor Malley-Bajohr, Collin Johnson, Brayden Olin and Nicholas Wolf, 6th grade, East Moriches Middle School 

Tatiana Marquez and Liam Quinn, 7th grade, Mineola Middle School

Georgina Placella, 5th grade, James Vernon Elementary School in East Norwich 

Aviva Kravets, Sarah Levi, Mikayla Oren and Jacqueline Soltanovich, 6th grade, Woodmere Middle School 

Andrew Levin and Eli Rochler, 6th grade, Woodmere Middle School;

Amy Chiarulli, Sophia Lanzilotta and Hailey Lucia, 4th grade, Cherry Ave Elementary School in Sayville 

Gia Mayer, 5th grade, Mills Pond Elementary School in St. James 

Quinn Pepitone, Benjamin Rothfeld, Cody Stebbins and Ryder Zurita, 5th grade, Bayview Elementary School in West Islip

The 11 award-winning videos will be on display at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City in late June through July. The 11 PSAs and a recording of the winners announcement are also available on YouTube:

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