TRUMBULL, Connecticut – Trumbull area student Evan Casine was honored last week as a finalist at the 12th annualeesmarts™ Student Contest ceremony held at the State Capitol.
Presented by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource and the United Illuminating Company (UI), Connecticut Natural Gas, and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company, the eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 and college to create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.
Evan’s fictional narrative about recycling was awarded 2nd place in the Grade 3 category. The focus of his narrative was on the Earth’s limited resources and the importance of recycling in order to conserve those limited resources. Evan received a $100 Amazon gift card and plaque.
The ceremony attracted more than 150 students, parents, teachers, elected officials, and clean energy supporters from across the state in celebration of the students’ hard work. Tracy Babbage of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was the keynote speaker for the event, and NBC Connecticut anchor and education reporter Todd Piro served as Master of Ceremonies.