On February 25, winners of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium’s (MEEC) “Renew My Home” Essay Contest along with their families and friends were invited to an awards ceremony at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District office in Victorville. The local nonprofit and MEEC Sponsor Southern California Edison joined forces to present the essay contest for students in grades K-12 throughout the High Desert. Winners of the 250-words-or- less contest received special certificates, a book about geothermal energy, and a night light, in addition to receiving gift cards for their insightful views on the use of renewable energy in powering their homes. MEEC provides environmental resource materials, workshops, bus field trip mini-grants, and much more to High Desert educators at no charge. MEEC is funded by more than 30 private and public sponsors, including Southern California Edison.
MEEC/SCE contest winners: Back Row L-R: Michelle Fleetwood, Village Elementary School, Victorville; Kortney Bridges, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills; Chloe Keslo, Paraclete High School, Lancaster and Matthew Tapia, Shadow Hills Intermediate School, Palmdale. Front Row L-R: Elizabeth Estrada, Adelanto School District Independent Studies Program, Adelanto; Milana Ramirez, George Visual and Performing Arts School, Adelanto; Riley Ferguson, George Visual and Performing Arts School, Adelanto; Mikayla Szbonya, Academy for Academic Excellence, Victorville and Nancy Jackson, Southern California Edison, Public Affairs Region Manager.