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

Suitland Elementary School 2022
2022 Elementary MD
Suitland Elementary
Suitland, MD

Suitland Elementary Energy Adventures

Project Advisors

Adebisi Babayemi

Student Advisors

Yadira Fuentes, Yahaira Fuentes

Awards

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Washington Episcopal School 2022
2022 Elementary MD
Washington Episcopal School
Bethesda, MD

Energy & Conservation Project 2021 – 22

Project Advisors

Katherine Owens

Student Advisors

Grade 4 and 5 Students

Awards

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Mt Alvernia Elementary 2022
2022 Elementary MA
Mount Alvernia Academy
Chestnut Hill, MA

Renewton

Project Advisors

Maria Lyons

Student Advisors

Amelia Matthews, Peter Flynn

Awards

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Mount Alverinia Academy Junior 2022
2022 Junior MA
Mount Alvernia Academy
Chestnut Hill, MA

Plastic Extractinators

Project Advisors

Maria Lyons

Student Advisors

Kayla Driscoll, Taylor Green, Andres Roche, Aryan Dev, Sarah Li, Richard Condron

Awards

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Green Park Lutheran School 2022
2022 Junior MO
Green Park Lutheran School
St. Louis, MO

Slip Stream Aero Device

Project Advisors

Ann Ryherd

Student Advisors

Thomas Eckstein

Awards

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Reedy Fork Elementary 2022
2022 Elementary NC
Reedy Fork Elementary School
Greesboro, NC

Ambassadors for Energy

Project Advisors

Tracee Weathersby

Awards

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Southern Guilford High School 2022
2022 Senior NC
Southern Guilford High
Greensboro, NC

Rebuilding a Culture

Project Advisors

Mark Case

Student Advisors

Oliva Gaston, Elizabeth Cook

Awards

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William R. Teague 2022
2022 Elementary OK
William R. Teague
Wagoner, OK

Energy Energises Enrichment

Project Advisors

Julie Valsaint

Student Advisors

Brylee Miller, Steven Terhune

Awards

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Central High School 2022
2022 Senior RI
Central High School
Providence, RI

Wind turbine Outdoor classroom

Project Advisors

Donna Casanova

Student Advisors

Naveah Seales, Mariah Hazard

Awards

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Scituate High School 2022
2022 Senior RI
Scituate High School
North Scituate, RI

Scituate NEED Club

Project Advisors

Caroline Hersh

Student Advisors

Patrick Branigan, Evan Williams, Samual Cerullo

Awards

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Michie Elementary 2022
2022 Junior TN
Michie Elementary School
Michie, TN

Exploring Energy

Project Advisors

Debra Steen

Awards

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General Franks Elementary School
2022 Elementary TX
General Franks Elementary
Midland, TX

Make Everyday Earth Day

Project Advisors

Cadi Gillette

Student Advisors

Maddi Phillips, Regan Blagg, Trinity Cartwright, Ashtyn Healer, Lianely Portillo, Andrea Molinar, Aidan Smith, Nadia Olivas

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.