2022 YOUTH AWARDS WINNERS!

NEED is honored to recognize amazing students, teachers, and program leaders for their great work in energy education and community outreach each year. Winning projects reflect energy knowledge gains, energy outreach, community involvement, and student leadership.

 State Award Winner

 National Award Winner

 Outstanding Project Recognition

Morningside Elementary School 2022
2022 Elementary FL
Morningside Elementary
Port St. Lucie, FL

Morningside’s 5th Grade NEED Project

Project Advisors

Mollie Mukhamedov

Student Advisors

Serenity Robinson

Awards

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Cedar Shoals High School 2022
2022 Senior GA
Cedar Shoals High School
Athens, GA

The Three Es: Energy Education Environment

Project Advisors

Brittany Blumenstock

Student Advisors

Daniel Choi, Aiden Dowling, James Morton, Marcus Welch

Awards

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Clark and Hillsman Middle Schools 2022
2022 Junior GA
Clarke & Hilsman Middle Schools
Athens, GA

Preserve, Protect, & Power Through

Project Advisors

Audrey Hughes

Student Advisors

Dan Bray, Liza Larson, Finley Sleppy

Awards

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Winfield Central School 2022
2022 Junior IL
Winfield Central School
Winfield, IL

Winfield Energy Club

Project Advisors

Cori Nelson

Student Advisors

Julianna Reed

Awards

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Bremen Elementary 2022
2022 Elementary KY
Bremen Elementary School
Bremen, KY

Community Energy Response Team: Transferring Energy Back to Our Community

Project Advisors

Amanda Toomey

Student Advisors

Reece Harper, Madilyn Fields, Maggie Flener

Awards

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Cowan Elementary 2022
2022 Junior KY
Cowan Elementary School
Whitesburg, KY

Energy Houses

Project Advisors

Stephanie Gilbert

Student Advisors

Jayda Bailey

Awards

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Fleming Neon 2022
2022 Junior KY
Fleming-Neon Middle School
Neon, KY

703 NEED Energy House

Project Advisors

James Hall

Student Advisors

Kelsi Holbrook, Kindal Hart

Awards

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Ockerman Middle School 2022
2022 Junior KY
Ockerman Middle School
Florence, KY

Hands-On Energy

Project Advisors

Jennifer Davis

Student Advisors

Adilynne Kenwright, Landen Chadwick

Awards

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Saint Agnes Elementary 2022
2022 Elementary KY
Saint Agnes
Louisville, KY

The Clean Green Machines

Project Advisors

Kelley Mullaney-Schleg

Student Advisors

Molly Young, Eli George, Sam Barber, Sophie Grace Zoeller, Evelyn Strauss

Awards

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Warren Central High School 2022
2022 Senior KY
Warren Central High School
Bowling Green, KY

Let’s educate and learn about solar energy

Student Advisors

Nathan Dick, Dara Carver

Awards

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Whitesburg Middle School 2022
2022 Junior KY
Whitesburg Middle
Whitesburg, KY

703 Whitesburg Middle School

Project Advisors

Melissa Owsley

Student Advisors

Presley Sloan, Aubrey Baker

Awards

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St. Margaret Catholic School 2022
2022 Junior LA
St Margaret Catholic School
Lake Charles, LA

The Energy Efficents

Project Advisors

Judy Reeves

Student Advisors

Scarlet Reeves

Awards

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Youth Awards Resources

Project Guidelines

Information about starting and finishing your project, formatting and presentation, adding a video, and submitting your work.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Youth Awards, project submissions, and participation.

Program Guide

Full information about the Youth Awards in convenient e-publication or .pdf download format.

Group of students around a Youth Awards poster

The Youth Awards Program is great for all schools—new to energy education, or veteran. Projects and outreach completed for the program provide opportunity for enrichment and engagement, as well as an opportunity for your students, classroom, and school to shine.

NEED schools have outstanding classroom-based programs in which students learn about energy. Some schools have student leaders who extend these activities into their communities. To recognize outstanding achievement and reward this leadership, The NEED Project conducts the National Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement.