The winners of the 2018 My Solar School K-12 school competition include West Bloomfield High School EARTH Club (grand prize $1,000), A2 STEAM @ Northside, Ann Arbor (runner up $750), Gesu School, Detroit (finalist $500), Glen Lake Community School (finalist $500) and West Side Academy of IT and Cyber Security, Detroit (finalist $500).
Jason Bing, healthy buildings director at the Ecology Center, West Bloomfield won the Grand Prize because of their exceptional grasp of the technology and benefits, their thoughtful proposal and their extremely innovative approach to community engagement. He says, “I would hire these kids! Their analysis is sophisticated, and their pitch is really compelling.”
Each winning team was recognized at the Michigan Earth Day Festival and will continue to receive access to technical assistance and support and be featured on the Ecology Center website
For more information, visit EcoCenter.org/my-solar-school-contest.