Eastern Middle Schoolers Recognized as Winners in the18th eesmarts Student Contest

Eastern Middle School students Even Bielensen Ford Paulson, Eliana Orlosky, Soleil Meehan and Ena Savovska were recently honored as winners in the 18th Annual eesmarts Student Contest.   


Presented by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource and United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., the eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 to showcase their energy smarts. 


Participants were able to choose from a variety of project formats, based on their grade level, including poems, essays, news articles, book reviews, posters, photographs, speeches, public service announcements, community-oriented projects, and more. 


The group competed in the 6th-grade category and won 2nd place for their persuasive social media video.

For the 55-second video, the students created slides set to music that provided tips on how people can save energy. Some of the tips included were to schedule deliveries on the same day, walk or carpool and power down your electronics when not in use.

To view the video visit: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFesbDBFB4/R35rmsent_n939FEA1mKtA/watch

Students from 18 schools in 15 Connecticut communities submitted their work for consideration. Twenty-five entries were selected as this year’s winners and each finalist received a prize box with a gift card and certificate.

For more information on the student contest and the eesmarts program, please visit EnergizeCT.com/eesmarts.


Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.