Pennsylvania power companies Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), and West Penn Power Company, reached out to a new generation of electric consumers-middle, junior and senior high school students-to help promote energy-saving behaviors in their communities.
From October to Dec. 14, teachers and students in Met-Ed's, Penelec's and West Penn Power's service areas were invited to create original videos showcasing unique ways to save electricity and correct electricity wasting habits at home, school or business for a chance to win one of 10 cash grants for their school. To help promote electricity conservation measures in their community, teams of students from LancerVision the Deer Lakes High School Television Production Class, under the direction of Mrs. Mandy Beck, submitted five videos to the competition.
The nearly 200 videos were submitted and evaluated based on creativity, effectiveness and quality by a panel of judges that included representatives from Met-Ed, Penelec, West Penn Power, and Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Penn State's nature center that serves as a field laboratory for Penn State students to get hands-on experience in the natural world. A first, second and third prize was awarded in each of the three-power company's service areas.
Mrs. Beck is pleased to announce that the video submitted by students Aaron Zufall, Bobby Bertha, Emily Yount, and Austin Claus was awarded second place and a $10,000 grant in the West Penn Power service area. The students' award-winning video, DLHS Power Commercial PowerPLUS, featured many easy ways to save energy, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs or unplugging electronics when not in use. Also featured in the video are Deer Lakes math teacher Mrs. Mary DeLuca, hall monitor Ms. Marisa Bailey and Mr. Darryl Morrison.
Congratulations to Aaron, Bobby, Emily and Austin for an outstanding job.
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All of the winning videos can be viewed at:
The students' award-winning video, DLHS Power Commercial PowerPLUS, featured many easy ways to save energy, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs or unplugging electronics when not in use. The video was produced and featured by from front to back Aaron Zufall, Emily Yount, Bobby Bertha, Deer Lakes High School Television Production Class teacher Mrs. Mandy Beck, Deer Lakes High School math teacher Mrs. Mary DeLuca, and Austin Claus. Missing from the photo is hall monitor Ms. Marisa Bailey and Mr. Darryl Morrison.