On March 8, winners of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium’s (MEEC’s) and the High Desert Power Project’s “Steward Squad” essay contest, along with their families and friends, were invited to an awards ceremony at High Desert Power Project in Victorville.
The local nonprofit and MEEC Diamond Level Sponsor High Desert Power Project joined forces to present the contest for students in grades K-12 from throughout the High Desert. Winners of the 1,000 word essay contest received a special certificate and a gift card for the creatively writing about how they are being stewards of the Mojave Desert’s unique environment. After the awards were presented, winners and their guests were treated to a private tour of the Victorville facility.
MEEC/High Desert Power Project contest winners: Back Row L-R: Nour Rajha, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills; Julianna Stewart, Westwind Elementary, Lancaster; Ruben Gonzalez, Gibson School, Palmdale; Christopher Lang, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills; Alexis Suttle-Chermock, Academy of Academic Excellence, Apple Valley. Front Row L-R: Gabriela Moya, George Visual and Performing Arts, Adelanto; Isaac Lucatero, Desert Knolls Elementary, Apple Valley; Tessa Guerra, George Visual and Performing Arts, Adelanto; Izabella Compean; George Visual and Performing Arts, Adelanto.